Commentary | Atkins: 'Thank you, Gov. Brown, for leaving California a better place than you found it.'

January 4, 2019

When Edmund G. Brown Jr. was first sworn-in as governor, a San Diegan, Jim Mills, was on hand as president pro tem of the California State Senate. Now, as our governor prepares to finish his fourth term, I am proud to be the San Diegan leading the Senate in offering a fond and respectful farewell.

Or, as Gov. Brown would likely say, “Ave atque vale.”