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120210 gov state and local 50m

  1. 1. DRAW A LINE SEPARATING TODAY & YESTERDAY 1) Write: Date: 12/02/10 , Topic: State and Local Gov 2) Next line, write “ Opener #51 ” and then: 1) Write 1 high + 1 low in last 24 hours 2) Rate your understanding of yesterday: lost < 1-5 > too easy (3 is perfect) 3) Respond to the Opener by writing at least 1 sentences about : Your opinions/thoughts OR/AND Questions sparked by the clip OR/AND Summary of the clip OR/AND Announcements: None
  2. 2. Agenda 1) State and Local Gov What you will be able to do: 1) Know Who You Complain To
  3. 3. Review 1) Federal Gov : National gov 2) Federalism : Splitting, sharing, fighting for power between state and federal govt 3) Limited Gov : Federal gov limited to powers listed in the US Constitution ( enumerated powers, exp: interstate commerce ), state gov can do anything ( but they limit themselves to their own state constitutions ) 4) Preemption : If federal govt is authorized by the Constitution to make a law, it overrides any conflicting state or local laws
  4. 4. Notes #51a , Title: “ State Gov Notes ” 1) State Gov : Focuses on K12 (Funding), CC/CSU/UC, State Crimes/Prisons, Health Care CA Constitution Legislature Senate Governor CA Courts Assembly Depts + Agencies
  5. 5. a) State Defecit : $25 billion ($25,000 million)
  6. 6. Journ #51a , Title “ State Problems ” Work with a partner, and write answers to these questions ( write their name at the end ): 1) Based on your notes on state gov, list 3 problems/issues you would like them to address (provide suggest solutions if you have them). Be prepared to present.
  7. 7. Notes #51b , Title: “ State Notes ” 2) CA Constitution : More rights than US Cons Amendments: a) 2/3 of Legislature > 1/2 of voters b) 8% of voter from past election sign petition > 1/2 voters 3) Recall Process : 12% of voter from past election sign petition > 1/2 voters 4) CA Governor : 4 years (2 terms max) a) Drafts budget (legis can edit) b) Vetoes (including line-item veto) c) Appoints ppl (often fixed terms, carrying over past their term, including UC/CSU Board ) d) Pardons state crimes
  8. 8. <ul><li>5) CA Legislature : </li></ul><ul><li>Senate ( 40 ) : 6 years (2 terms max) 25 DEM, 15 GOP </li></ul><ul><li>b) Senator Joe Simitian , (651) 688-6384 </li></ul><ul><li>c) Assembly ( 80 ) : 2 years (3 terms max) </li></ul><ul><li>48 DEM, 32 GOP </li></ul><ul><li>d) Assembymember Paul Fong , (408) 277-2003 </li></ul><ul><li>e) 8% of voter from past election sign petition > 1/2 voters </li></ul><ul><li>6) CA Courts : Appointed </li></ul><ul><li>by gov, every 12 years, voters get to renew or reject them </li></ul>
  9. 9. Senator Joe Simitian Assembymember Paul Fong
  10. 10. Journ #51b , “ Prop 140: Term Limits Debate ” 1) Read the 2 sides, choose 1 side, and write which you choose and explain why . 2) Then write down what your partner thinks ( include their name at the end ). 1 2 3 4 5 CON: CA Term Limits are Bad 1) They have destroyed all chance to build experience, making politicians less skilled 2) Politicians now play musical chairs with different pol. positions PRO: CA Term Limits are Good 1) They have increased the # of minority and women in govt 2) They keep politicians less entrenched, so they are closer to the ppl
  11. 11. <ul><li>Notes #51c , Title: “ County Notes ” </li></ul><ul><li>7) Santa Clara County : Workhorse level of gov: roads, libraries, parks, law, corrections, welfare </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Supervisors ( 5 ) : 4 year terms </li></ul><ul><li>b) Liz Kniss , [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>c) Commissions : Board appoints citizens to work like committees on specific topics </li></ul>
  12. 12. Journ #51c , Title “ County Problems ” Work with a partner, and write answers to these questions ( write their name at the end ): 1) Based on your notes on county gov, list 3 problems/issues you would like them to address (provide suggest solutions if you have them). Be prepared to present.
  13. 13. <ul><li>Notes #51d , Title: “ City Notes ” </li></ul><ul><li>8) Cupertino City Council ( 5 ) : 4 year terms </li></ul><ul><li>Local Laws : Ordinances, Zoning, Taxes </li></ul><ul><li>b) City Manager: Council hires “CEO” to run city </li></ul><ul><li>c) Commissions : Board appoints citizens to work like committees on specific topics </li></ul><ul><li>Kris Wang, Mayor </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Gilbert Wong </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Orrin Mahoney </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Santoro </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Barry Chang </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  14. 14. Journ #51d , Title “ City Problems ” Work with a partner, and write answers to these questions ( write their name at the end ): 1) Based on your notes on city gov, list 3 problems/issues you would like them to address (provide suggest solutions if you have them). Be prepared to present.
  15. 15. Notes #51e , Title: “ School Notes ” 9) School Board: 5 Superintendent: Polly Bove Principal: April Scott Teachers: Chiang
  16. 16. Notes #51e , Title: “ School Notes ” 10) Fremont Union High School District : a) School Board ( 5 ) : 4 Year Terms Bill Wilson, President [email_address] Nancy A. Newton [email_address] Homer H.C. Tong [email_address] Barbara F. Nunes [email_address] Hung Wei [email_address]
  17. 17. Journ #51e , Title “ School Problems ” Work with a partner, and write answers to these questions ( write their name at the end ): 1) Based on your notes on school gov, list 3 problems/issues you would like them to address (provide suggest solutions if you have them). Be prepared to present.
  18. 18. Journ #51f , Title “ I have a complaint! ”” Work with a partner, and write answers to these questions using these options ( write their name at the end ) : Congressman Honda State Assemblymember Paul Fong County Supervisor Liz Kniss Mayor Dolly Sandoval School Board President Nancy Newton 1) Uncle is having visa immigration problems 2) School restrooms aren’t safe to use 3) Community parks aren’t lit well enough 4) CSU budget cuts are hurting instruction 5) State beaches have a lot of trash 6) Street corner needs a red/green light installed 7) Want to visit White House on your trip to DC 5 Reading/Film Qs Come From These Work Sections
  19. 19. Journ #51g , Title “ Video: State Gov Case Study ” 1) Copy Source Title: Joe Simitian 2…) Discuss questions on the board with a partner. Summarize your discussion ( include their name at the end ). Remember participation points are deducted if off task. 5 Reading/Film Qs Come From These Work Sections

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