The CalPERS Board of Administration consists of 13 members – six elected by members, three are appointed, and four are “ex officio” representatives.
A State Board member election will be held this fall. The term of office will be January 16, 2011 – January 15, 2015. You are eligible to vote if you are an active CalPERS State member (employed at a CalPERS-covered agency) on July 1, 2010. A ballot package will be mailed to your home September 3, 2010 and you can vote for a candidate through October 1, 2010. (More Information.)
Elections for the Public Agency and School seats won’t be held, since the incumbents, Rob Feckner and Priya Mathur, are unopposed. Request for certification of their election will be submitted to the Secretary of State, along with the unofficial election results of the 2010 State Board Member Election, in October 2010.
2010 CalPERS Candidates’ Forum
On September 7, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., the Sacramento Central Labor Council and PERSWatch.net will host a “CalPERS Candidates’ Forum,” moderated by the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County. The forum will be held in the CalSTRS Boardroom at 100 Waterfront Place in West Sacramento, next to the pyramid. This is your opportunity to meet and question the candidates. Email James McRitchie for more information.
A video of the forum will be archived on the CalPERS website. We are delighted to be cosponsoring this event and are delighted that all candidates, even those who have no opposition, have agreed to participate. This is your opportunity to meet the candidates and to ask them all those tough questions. No reservations are required, just show up.
For those of you who attended last year’s forum, this year will be different. We expect to have many more in attendance, since all candidates have agreed to participate and since it will be held in the CalSTRS boardroom, a very convenient location for many. Please be sure to arrive a few minutes before 6 pm. Seating is limited to 95 people. Sorry, no food or drinks (other than bottled water) are allowed in the CalSTRS boardroom. Please bring a pen or pencil. All questions presented to the candidates must be in writing and will be screened and sorted by League volunteers.
One way to ensure you are kept up-to-date is to join the PERSWatch mailing list using the form at the top of the column to the right. We will not share your e-mail address with others and we won’t barrage your in-box with e-mail.
Parking Update (8/25/10): CalSTRS provides about 30 spaces in the uncovered lot in front every evening for the public and there is more than enough free street parking to handle the rest of those expected to attend. parking is also available in the covered garage at the rate of $1 per half hour. However, there will be no attendant on duty when the forum ends, so you will need to use your credit card to pay in order to exit the parking building.
If planning to park in the uncovered lot in front of the building, don’t arrive earlier than 5:00 pm or about 5:10 pm. That’s when the arm will be lifted. In addition to a few spaces on Waterfront Place, there is an entire block of free spaces on the other side of the building (E Street), more street parking on the circle leading into the back side of the Ziggurat building garage, and apparently a free row of spaces in the Zig garage (back side) – lots of choices.