Yesterday in Long Beach, I addressed the current state of Los Angeles County for a crowd of over 1,500 community and business leaders. I spoke about the ongoing challenges of the global economic crisis, and focused on the state and national issues that are impacting our county, including the “fiscal cliff” and the Affordable Care Act. Sweeping health care changes coming next year will transform how the County provides health care services to the over 10 million residents in Los Angeles County. I hoped to show a different view of government at the county level – one where budgets get balanced, infrastructure investments are made and government employees perform at the highest levels in challenging situations. Below, you will find my entire State of the County address, segmented by topic.