As state lawmakers eulogized A. Alan Post, the long-time legislative budget analyst, on the floors of both legislative houses today, his family established a website to solicit contributions to a University of California fellowship established in his name.
Post, who served as the analyst for 28 years through five governorships, died last Saturday at his Sacramento home. Legislators praised him for establishing the analyst's office as a bulwark of independent advice that defied political pressure. He was the second of just five people who have held that position over the last seven decades.
The website invites visitors to submit personal remembrances, photos and other tributes to Post, who was also a renowned artist, and to donate in his name to the A. Alan Post Fellowship in Public Policy at UC-Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy.
PHOTO CREDIT: A. Alan Post works on perfecting his painting, "French Fireman, No. 4" at his studio in Sacramento on July 19, 2004. (Sacramento Bee file photo / Renée C. Byer)