As I head east to my new position at the Ford Foundation, I want to offer one last “thank you” for the kind wishes since the announcement of my departure, as well as your support and friendship over the past 17 years. I will continue to work for budgets and public policies that improve the lives of the American people, particularly low-income and vulnerable populations. I am leaving the CBP in excellent hands, particularly with the addition of Laura Hogan as interim executive director. I depart with some degree of optimism: 2012 offers Californians the opportunity to stabilize the state’s financial condition and lay the foundation for restoring the luster to the Golden State. I hope to remain an active part of your world and hope that we will continue to work together toward our shared goal of ensuring that the public sector has adequate resources and that government decision-making is open and accessible and encourages broad participation by the general public.
— Jean Ross
Read Jean’s farewell published by Calbuzz today here.