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Thursday, 26 February 2009 10:15

Governor Schwarzenegger Upholds Strong Commitment to Diversity on California’s Courts

 

U pholding his commitment to ensure talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds serve the people of California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the 2008 applicant pool data for judicial appointments.

 

“I am proud of the hard work by my administration to ensure high quality judicial appointments and I remain confident that the diversity on our benches will only continue to grow as the state bar and law schools throughout California become more diverse,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “Sharon Majors-Lewis has been instrumental in attracting the best candidates to serve in our courts and I look forward to continue building upon our successful outreach efforts to appoint individuals from a variety of backgrounds to serve our state.”

 

As required under legislation signed by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2006, the Governor shall disclose aggregate statewide demographic data provided by all judicial applicants relative to ethnicity and gender by March 1 annually. In addition to providing the 2008 applicant data today, the Governor also released updated judicial appointment data for his administration.

 

“Building a strong and diverse bench with the brightest and most qualified judges is my number one priority,” said Judicial Appointments Secretary Sharon Majors-Lewis, the first woman and first African-American to hold this post. “I am proud of the quality of judicial appointments made by this administration, including the many minority appointments. I will continue to work hard for a bench that reflects the diversity of the people of California and I am excited to continue advising the Governor on making qualified and diverse appointments.”   

 

Judicial applicant data

calendar year 2008

cumulative for this administration through 2008

STATE BAR MEMBERSHIP

(January 2006)

 

#

%

 

#

%

 

%

Total Applicants

262

100%

Total Applicants

2017

100%

 

 

Female

101

38.55%

Female

620

30.74%

Female

34%

American Indian or Alaska Native

6

2.29%

American Indian or Alaska Native

8

.40%

American Indian or Alaska Native

.4%

Asian

17

6.49%

Asian

119

5.9%

Asian

5.3%

Black or African-American

20

7.63%

Black or African-American

132

6.54%

Black or African-American

1.7%

Hispanic

23

8.78%

Hispanic

192

9.52%

Hispanic

3.8%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0

0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

2

.10%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Included under Asian

White or Caucasian

182

69.47%

White or Caucasian

1285

63.71%

White or Caucasian

84.4%

Other/Unknown

14

5.34%

Other/Unknown

272

13.83%

Other/Unknown

4.4%

 

 

Judicial appointment data

calendar year 2008

cumulative for this administration through 2008

STATE BAR MEMBERSHIP

(January 2006)

 

%

 

%

 

%

Female

33.3

Female

33.6

Female

34

American Indian or Alaskan Native

0

American Indian or Alaskan Native

0

American Indian or Alaskan Native

.4

Asian

6.3

Asian

6.5

Asian

5.3

Black or African-American

8.3

Black or African-American

6.7

Black or African-American

1.7

Hispanic

13.5

Hispanic

10.1

Hispanic

3.8

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

1.0

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

.3

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Included under Asian

White or Caucasian

56.3

White or Caucasian

66.7

White or Caucasian

84.4

Other/Unknown

14.6

Other/Unknown

9.82

Other/Unknown

4.4

 

 

  

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Introduction of Safe, Clean, Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2009

Comprehensive Water Reform Continues to be Urgently Needed in California

 

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement on Senator Dave Cogdill’s (R-Fresno) introduction of SB 371:

 

“Despite the recent rainstorms, California would still need to see weeks of drenching rain to avoid an extreme drought situation this summer. Our water crisis underscores the urgent need to update California’s water infrastructure so we are able to capture excess rain in wet years and have the necessary reserves in dry years like this one—this is critical to our economy, our jobs, our environment and our way of life. Now that we have passed a historic budget, it is time that we continue with the water reforms proposed by a bipartisan group of leaders more than a year ago, and Senator Cogdill’s bill should get the ball rolling again. I know that California’s legislators recognize the need to ensure a clean, reliable water supply and I look forward to working with them to pass a comprehensive water solution this year that increases storage, improves conveyance, protects the Delta’s ecosystem and promotes greater water conservation.”

 

Last July, the Governor and Senator Dianne Feinstein proposed a compromise plan to the Legislature to update California’s water system that would put the state on the path toward restoring the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, expanding water supplies and promoting conservation efforts that will ensure a clean, reliable water supply for California.

Last June, the Governor issued an executive order declaring a statewide drought, which directed his state agencies and departments to take immediate action to address the serious drought conditions and water delivery reductions that exist in California. He also proclaimed a state of emergency in nine Central Valley counties to address urgent water needs: Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern.

 

 

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds President Obama’s Budget Proposal to Fight Global Warming Pollution

 

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement on President Obama’s budget proposal for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to begin developing a national cap-and-trade program:

 

“Fighting climate change is the number one environmental challenge facing this generation, and the only way to realize real reductions in our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions is through a strict cap. Establishing that cap economy-wide is also the best way to ensure America’s businesses are all competing on a level playing field.

 

“In California, we know that the environment and the economy go hand in hand. For years, we’ve been developing a cap-and-trade program that achieves our environmental goals while also boosting our economy. Our efforts have laid the groundwork for an eventual national climate change program like the one President Obama sets the stage for in his budget.

 

“Additionally, President Obama’s plan puts the United States into a position of leadership in international climate negotiations that must produce a global solution to this global problem. There is far more economic opportunity worldwide in fighting global warming than there is economic risk.

 

“Now the hard work begins—to design a program that promotes the environment and economy and preserves the innovation and principles established by California and our partner states and provinces. As I’ve said many times before, we stand ready to work with the new administration and Congress to develop a national program modeled after our great work.”

 

Governor Schwarzenegger has led California in establishing laws and policies to protect the environment and the economy:

·         In October 2007, California and a coalition of European Union countries, U.S. states, Canadian provinces, Norway and New Zealand formed the world’s first International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) to develop solutions to global climate change. ICAP provides an international forum in which governments adopting enforceable caps on greenhouse gas emissions will share experience and best practices on the design of emissions trading mechanisms. ICAP will help ensure trading mechanisms are compatible and work to boost demand for low-carbon products and services, promote innovation and reduce the cost of effective reductions to allow swift and ambitious cuts in global warming emissions.

·         In August 2007, the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), of which California is a founding participant, announced a common goal to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, reflecting the cumulative total of individual reduction goals for each state and province. California originally signed on to the WCI with the Governors of Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington at the 2007 National Governor’s Association winter meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 2007. Utah, Montana and the Canadian provinces of Manitoba, British Columbia, and today Quebec have joined since that time.

·         In January 2007, the Governor announced the world’s first Low Carbon Fuel Standard for transportation fuels that requires fuel providers to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels sold in California. This first-of-its-kind standard firmly establishes sustainable demand for lower-carbon fuels without favoring one fuel over another. To start, the standard will reduce the carbon intensity of California’s passenger vehicle fuels by at least 10 percent by 2020 and more thereafter.

·         In September 2006, the Governor signed the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, California's landmark bill that established a first-in-the-world comprehensive program of regulatory and market mechanisms to achieve real, quantifiable, cost-effective reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. The law will reduce carbon emissions in California to 1990 levels by the year 2020. Governor Schwarzenegger has also called for the state to reduce carbon emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2050.

 

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger to Promote California at World’s Largest Technology Trade Fair

First State Partnership with CeBIT Provides Opportunity for California Businesses

 

Providing an incredible opportunity for California companies to promote their products in the global marketplace, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will highlight our state’s global leadership in information communications technology at CeBIT 2009 in Hannover, Germany. As the first official state partner with CeBIT, California businesses will be spotlighted above all others at the world’s largest technology trade fair for digital business solutions and information and communications technology (ICT).

 

“California is not just the world’s eighth largest economy; we are the high-tech capital of the world, the innovation capital of the world and the biotechnology capital of the world. We strive to be the best in everything we do, to invent, to innovate and to create. We are always pushing the envelope and searching for that next great discovery – which, like biotechnology, is usually found right here in the Golden State,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “This is why California was chosen to be the first state to be the official partner of CeBIT, a role previously only reserved for nations. And, I am going to seize this tremendous opportunity for our state at CeBIT 2009 to promote California companies and our global leadership in information communications technology.”

 

Many California companies including a delegation of 51 small and medium sized businesses will showcase the state's innovative ICT technologies in several key industries including green technology, entertainment, Internet-based services, TeleHealth, security, consumer electronics, digital content generation and distribution, aerospace, and research and technology at CeBIT 2009. The Germany-California ICT Summit will be the star attraction of the Partner State program, giving the two entities an opportunity to step-up collaboration and stimulate more bilateral business. 

 

“CeBIT is all about pumping up businesses and finding new customers all around the world. At last year’s conference $13 billion in sales were made, so this is a fantastic opportunity for our economy and for these California businesses,” said Governor Schwarzenegger.

 

In 2008, CeBIT attracted 495,000 attendees from 96 countries, 5,900 exhibitors from 77 countries and more than 7,000 press and media representatives from over 72 countries. CeBIT 2008 featured 67 exhibiting companies from California as well as other California companies that registered through their international subsidiaries.

 

CeBIT 2009 will take place March 3-8, 2009, at the Hannover Fairgrounds in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany. The following is a list of the events Governor Schwarzenegger will participate in while at the conference (subject to change):

 

Note: All Times Local

 

Monday, March 2, 2009:

 

4:30 p.m.       Open Press

Golden Book Signing

                        New Town Hall

                        Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger will meet with Hannover Lord Mayor Stephan Weil and sign the “Golden Book,” the official guestbook of the city.

 

5 p.m.             Closed Press

Meeting 

                        Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger will meet with Lower Saxony Minister President Christian Wulff.

 

5:35 p.m.       Closed Press

Meeting

                        Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

 

5:55 p.m.       Open Press

                        Photo Opportunity

                        Hannover Congress Centrum

                        Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger along with other official speakers at CeBIT will sign the guest book and participate in a photo opportunity.

                       

6 p.m.            Open Press

                        Remarks

CeBIT 2009 Opening Ceremony

                        Hannover Congress Centrum

                        Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger will deliver remarks at the opening ceremony for CeBIT 2009.

                                   

 

Tuesday, March 3, 2009:

 

9 a.m.             Open Press Tour

                        Hannover Fairgrounds

                        Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger, joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will tour the fairgrounds of the CeBIT 2009 convention.

 

11:35 a.m.     Open Press

                        Discussion

                        Hannover Fairgrounds

                        Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger will drop-by a discussion with information technology company chief executive officers from around the world.                

 

11:40 a.m.     Open Press

Media Availability

Germany-California ICT Summit

                        Hannover Fairgrounds

Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger will hold a media availability at the Germany-California ICT Summit.

 

11:55 a.m.     Open Press

                        Remarks

Germany-California ICT Summit

                        Hannover Fairgrounds

Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger will deliver brief remarks at the Germany-California ICT Summit.

           

1:05 p.m.        Open Press

                        Transatlantic Partnership Award Ceremony and Luncheon

                        Herrenhausen Garten

Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger will receive the 2009 Transatlantic Partnership Award at the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany luncheon.

 

6:15 p.m.       Closed Press

                        California Companies VIP Reception, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger will attend the California Companies VIP Reception at CeBIT 2009.

 

 

6:30 p.m.       Open Press

                        Remarks

                        California Reception

                        Hannover Fairgrounds, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger will deliver remarks at the CeBIT 2009 California Reception.

           

 

###

 

Alexander Kim
Deputy Director - Los Angeles Regional Office
Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 South Spring Street, Suite 16701
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tel. 213-897-0322   Fax. 213-897-0319

 



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