- As the state's chief executive officer, oversees most state departments and agencies and appoints judges.
- Proposes new laws and approves or vetoes legislation.
- Prepares and submits the annual state budget.
- Mobilizes and directs state resources during emergencies.
The state budget is 25 to 35 billion dollars in the red! My main goal is to get the budget in the black-solvency. I intend to stop building prisons (cost - 300 million dollars each) and return the money to education to build world class schools and students! I continue to advocate: a 32 hour work week to deal with traffic congestion and employee productivity, delinquency prevention instead of costly incarceration, phonics based education, better working conditions for farm workers, building desalination plants to produce water and create new jobs for water starved Southern California, and work to repeal the latest vehicle registration fees. I have 37 years experience in the Executive Branch of government - Group Supervisor; Youth Counselor; Parole Agent; Assistant Supervising Parole Agent; Planner at CYA Headquarters; Treatment Team Supervisor; Designer and first Director of CYA's Gang Violence Reduction Project in Los Angeles County, Case Hearing Representative (highest civil service position - YA/YOPB); Deputy Commissioner - Board of Prison Terms; and Federal Hearing Examiner, United States Parole Commission, United States Department of Justice. Veteran, U.S. Army - Korea (60-61). I studied at Garfield High School, ELA College, Azusa Pacific University, Harvard Law School's Center for the Advancement of Criminal Justice (Fellowship), Harvard Business School (personnel administration), and also received state management training at UCLA, USC, and McGeorge School of Law. Vote for Charles "Chuck" Pineda Jr. for fiscal solvency and progress.
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