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August 21, 2019

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Sen. Ben Allen, Asm. Lorena Gonzalez and others discuss “problem of plastic pollution,” urge support for SB 54/AB 1080, would “provide a blueprint for a long-term reduction in the quantity of single-use plastics affecting California taxpayers’ wallets and health,” cite “Public Policy Institute of California poll revealing that 90% of Californians think plastic pollution is a problem.” 11:30 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Sam Pearse 415 419 7499.


“Parents of students with disabilities” and others, TELECONFERENCE, announce “a new, first-of-its-kind report that shows charter schools under-enroll students with the most severe disabilities,” say report “points to a civil rights inequity that some students” in Oakland, San Diego and Los Angeles “will endure this fall once again.” 11:30 a.m., 1 855 756 7520, Ext. 50172#. Contact: Claudia Briggs 916 325 1550.

Sponsored by California Teachers Assn. and United Teachers Los Angeles.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Check-in.

  • Environmental Quality (Ben Allen, Chair), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 3191.
  • Insurance (Susan Rubio, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 3191.
  • Rules (Toni Atkins, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 113.
    • Governor’s Appointees Required to Appear: As Secretary, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Ralph Diaz; as Director, Division of Administrative Services, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Jennifer Osborn; to State Water Resources Control Board: Laurel Firestone, Sean Maguire.
    • Not Required to Appear: To Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region: Jane Gray; to Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Region: Mark Bradford, Denise Kadara; to Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region: Megan Blair, Celeste Cantu, Gary Strawn.

Assembly — Check-in.

  • Joint hearing, Accountability and Administrative Review, and Health (Cottie Petrie-Norris and Jim Wood, Chairs), 10 a.m., Rm. 447. Subject — Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) Funds: Oversight and Accountability.
    • Listed to testify: Ben Johnson and Ryan Woolsey, LAO; Exec. Dir. Toby Ewing, MHSOAC; Dir. Jennifer Kent and Brenda Grealish, Dept. of Health Care Services; Exec. Dir. Michelle Cabrera, County Behavioral Health Directors Assn.; Dir. Veronica Kelley, San Bernardino County Dept. of Behavioral Health.
  • Appropriations (Lorena Gonzalez, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Joint hearing, Budget Subcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process, Oversight and Program Evaluation, and Governmental Organization (Phil Ting, Adam Gray, Chairs), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 4202. Subject — Lottery.
    • Listed to testify: Anita Lee, Legislative Analyst’s Office; Alva Vernon Johnson, Director of the California State Lottery; John Fitzpatrick, Department of Finance.
  • Insurance (Tom Daly, Chair), 10 a.m., Rm. 437. Subject — California’s Homeowners’ Insurance Market, A Report by the FAIR Plan.
    • Listed to testify: Pres. Anneliese Jivan, California FAIR Plan; CEO Ben McKay, Surplus Line Association of California; Joel Laucher, Department of Insurance; Randy Fletcher, Supervisor, District 5 – Yuba County; Exec. Dir. Amy Bach, United Policyholders; Pres. Rex Frazier, Personal Insurance Federation of California; Mark Sektnan, American Property Casualty Insurance Association.
  • Joint hearing, Assembly Select Committee on the Census and Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census (Asm. Marc Berman and Sens. Richard Pan and Tom Umberg, Chairs), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 444. Subject — Census 2020 – How the State Census Outreach, Communication and Public Relations Efforts Will Reach the Hard to Count.
    • Listed to testify: Alex Padilla, Secretary of State; Efrain Escobedo, California Community Foundation; Jonathan Tran, California Endowment; Genevieve Flores-Haro, Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project; Ditas Katague, Director, Census 2020 – California Complete Count; Martha Dominguez, Government Operations Agency/CA Complete Count Office; Fabian Núñez and Carolyn Becker, Mercury Public Affairs.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 1:30 a.m.

    Assembly Health Committee (8.20.19)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 826: Brown’s Legacy and Newsom’s Agenda

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Appropriations Committee LIVE

  • 10 a.m.

    Senate Judiciary Committee (7.9.19)

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Senate Insurance Committee LIVE

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 826: Brown’s Legacy and Newsom’s Agenda

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Appropriations Committee (8.21.19)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:10 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

Ken Cooley for Assembly 2020 (8th AD), breakfast reception, Sponsorships $4700, $2500, $1500, 8 a.m., Cafe A Cote, 1201 K St. Contact: 916 400 4044.


POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA Holly J. Mitchell for Secretary of State, lunch, Host $4700, Sponsor $2500, Ticket $1500, 11:30 a.m., Table Vine, 1510 14th St. Contact: 916 441 6855.


Chris Holden for Assembly 2020 (41st AD), lunch reception, Sponsorships $4700, $2500, $1500, Noon, Mikuni, 1530 J St. Contact: 916 400 4044.


Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly 2020 (65th AD), lunch, Contributions $4700, $2800, $1500, Noon, Chicory, 1131 11th St. Contact: 916 442 0696.


Mike Morrell for Assembly 2020 (40th AD) or Mike Morrell for Senate 2016 Officeholder Account (23rd SD), lunch, Sponsor $4700 (AD 40) or $3900 (SD 23), Ticket $2000, Noon, Cafeteria 15L, 1116 15th St. Contact: 916 498 9223.


(Brian) Jones for Senate 2022 (38th SD), lunch, Sponsor $4700, Ticket $2000, Noon, Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 498 9223.


Ed Chau for Assembly 2020 (49th AD), lunch reception, Host $4700, Co-Host $2500, Ticket $1300, Noon, Frank Fat’s, 806 L St. Contact: 916 400 3721.


Susan Rubio for Senate 2022 (22nd SD), lunch, Sponsorships $4700, $2500, $1300, Noon, Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 594 9695.


Major General Richard  D. Roth USAF (Ret.) for Senate 2020 (31st SD), lunch reception, Ticket $1500, Noon, Ella, patio, 1131 K St. Contact: rsvp@bertolina.com.


Buffy Wicks for Assembly 2020 (15th AD), lunch reception, Ticket $1500, Noon, Cafeteria 15L, 1116 15th St. Contact: rsvp@bertolina.com.


Re-elect Tony Thurmond for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2022, reception, Host $7800, Sponsor $5000, Friend $3500, Ticket $2000, 4 p.m., Downtown & Vine, 1200 K St. #8. Contact: 916 441 6855.


Autumn Burke for Assembly 2020 (62nd AD), “happy hour,” Ticket $1500, 4:30 p.m., Cafe A Cote, 1201 K St. Contact: RSVP@Bertolina.com.


Rob Bonta for Assembly 2020 (18th AD), reception, Ticket $1500, 5 p.m., Empress, 1013 K St. Contact: RSVP@bertolina.com.


(Mike) Gipson for Assembly 2020 (64th AD), reception, Sponsor $4700, Friend $2500, Ticket $1500, 5 p.m., Ten Ten Room, 1010 10th St. Contact: 916 441 6855.


Kevin Mullin for Assembly 2020 (22nd AD), reception, Host $4700, Sponsor $2500, Ticket $1500, 5 p.m., de Vere’s, 1521 L St. Contact: 916 441 6855.


(Anthony) Portantino for Senate 2020 (25th SD), reception, Ticket $1500, 5:30 p.m., Pizza Rock, 1020K St. Contact: RSVP@bertolina.com.


(Bob) Hertzberg for State Controller 2022, reception, Sponsors $15,500, $7800, $1000, 5:30 p.m., Cafeteria 15L, Ma Jong Room, 1116 15th St. Contact: 916 444 1186.


(Evan) Low for Assembly 2020 (41st AD), reception, Sponsorships $4700, $2500, $1500, 5:30 p.m., Oishii Sushi, 1000 K St. #200. Contact: 916 400 4044.


Friends of Frank Bigelow for Assembly 2020 (5th AD), reception, Sponsor $4700, Ticket $1500, 5:30 p.m., Ella, 1131 K St. Contact: 916 492 9604.


Ling Ling Chang for Senate 2020 (29th SD), reception, Sponsor $4700, Co-Sponsor $2500, Ticket $1500, 5:30 p.m., Brasserie Capitale, 1201 K St. Contact: 916 573 5381.


(Freddie) Rodriguez for Assembly 2020 (52nd AD), “burgers and beer,” Sponsorships $4700, $2500, $1300, 5:30 p.m., Downtown & Vine, 1201 K St. #8. Contact: 916 594 9695.

APPOINTMENTS

By Governor. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Do not require Senate confirmation.

As chief counsel, High-Speed Rail Authority: Alicia Fowler, 54, Sacramento, Democrat, deputy secretary and general counsel at the California State Transportation Agency since 2015. Salary: $191,604.

As chief of strategic communications, High-Speed Rail Authority: Melissa Figueroa, 39, West Sacramento, Democrat, deputy secretary of communications an strategic planning at the California State Transportation Agency since 2015. Salary: $146,388.

As director of planning and sustainability, High-Speed Rail Authority: Margaret Cederoth, 46, Sacramento, Democrat, sustainability director and practice leader at WSP, a construction management firm that contracts with High-Speed Rail Authority. Salary: $165,000.

As director of engineering, High-Speed Rail Authority: Christine Inouye, 53, Sacramento, Republican, undersecretary at the California State Transportation Agency since 2017. Salary: $178,884.

As director, California Office of Traffic Safety: Barbara Rooney, 49, Elk Grove, Democrat, deputy director of legislation at the California High-Speed Rail Authority since 2015. Salary: $150,000.

As Senior Advisor for Disaster Volunteering and Preparedness, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES): Karen Baker, 57, Sacramento, Democrat, State Chief Service Officer at CA Volunteers from 2012 to 2019. Salary: $170,000.

As deputy director, Office of Internal Affairs at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Brenda Crowding, 52, Sacramento, Democrat, assistant deputy director at CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations from 2000 to 2017. Salary: $166,092.

As public advisor, California Energy Commission: Noemi Gallardo, 42, Plumas Lake, Democrat, senior manager of public policy at Sunrun Inc. since 2017. Salary: $150,000.

As deputy secretary of behavioral health, California Health and Human Services Agency: John Connolly, 38, Los Angeles, Democrat, director of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division at the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health since 2018. Salary: $160,008.

KEEPING UP

Democratic campaign consulting firm the Pivot Group has announced hiring Greg Leifer as a senior vice president. He started last month and joins Pivot Partner Natalie LeBlanc in the firm’s Bay Area office. Leifer was previously with Terris, Barnes & Walters working on campaigns across the state including recently serving as general consultant for the campaign of Asm. Rebecca Bauer-Kahan. Contact: gleifer@thepivot.com.


California Competes, developer of “nonpartisan and financially pragmatic recommendations for improved polices and practices in California higher education,” reports having hired Su Jin Gatlin Jez as executive director effective Sept. 1. Jez is currently an associate professor of public policy and administration at Sacramento State. In her new role, she will “assume overall strategic and operational responsibility for the advancement of California Competes’ mission.” Jez succeeds Lande Ajose, who is now Gov. Gavin Newsom’s senior policy advisor for higher education. Interim Exec. Dir. Ria Sengupta Bhatt will remain with California Competes as senior advisor to “facilitate the leadership transition.” Contact: 510 788 0162.


California Life Sciences Assn. has announced appointing nine new members to its board of directors. They are: Victoria Blatter, Amgen; Elizabeth Grammer, Ardelyx Inc.; Jennifer Johnson, DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences; Casey Lynch, Cortexyme; Joshua Ofman, Grail; Matthew Plunkett, Nkarta Therapeutics; Stacey Pugh, Medtronic; Fran Schulz, Ernst & Young; and Bridget Walsh, Boehringer Ingelheim. Contact: Will Zasadny 858 456 8885.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, holds initial hearing on proposed amendments to regulations for restocking trees after harvest that would allow seedlings to be planted at lower densities, thereby reducing competition among them, stimulating their growth and decreasing the number of smaller diameter trees which are “associated with high severity, large-scale fires that result in the vast majority of carbon storage loss and greenhouse gas emissions on forested land”; other business. 8:30 a.m., 1416 Ninth St. Contact: Matt Dias 916 653 8007.

Agenda here.


Pooled Money Investment Board, considers recommendation from the Treasurer’s Investment Division staff to approve Chariot Funding and Jupiter Securitization Company as new commercial paper issuers; both companies are administered by JPMorgan Chase Bank; other business. 10 a.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: Tracey Paine 916 653 3147.

Also available via TELECONFERENCE, 877 810 9415, passcode: 6535126.

Agenda here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Union of Concerned Scientists, Sierra Club California and others sponsor workshop on Air Resources Board’s Advanced Clean Trucks Rule, representatives say the “first-in-the-nation sales target of electric heavy duty trucks falls short,” urge ARB to “strengthen sales target for zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles in the state.” 9 a.m., Cal/EPA Headquarters, Byron Sher Hearing Room, 1001 I St. Contact: Zoe Woodcraft, zwoodcraft@earthjustice.org.

Also listed: Jimmy O’Dea, Union of Concerned Scientists; Kathryn Phillips, Sierra Club California; William Barrett, American Lung Assn.-California; Paul Cort, Earthjustice.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Humane Society of the US, Anti-Fur/Fur Free Society and other groups sponsor rally in support of AB 44, would prohibit sale or manufacture of new fur products.  9 a.m., South Steps. Contact: Ashley Doyle 619 458 4520.

Participants visit legislative offices following event.


“Million Solar Roofs Celebration,” members of California Solar and Storage Assn. mark achievement of having installed solar photovoltaic cell panels on one million rooftops in California, cheer having saved homeowners money, strengthened the grid and created jobs. 10 a.m., North Lawn. Contact: Bernadette Del Chiaro, bernadette@calssa.org.

Also “lunch on the lawn” at Noon and happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m.

MISCELLANEOUS

Asms. Phil Chen and Mike Gipson host Capitol Community Workout, a one-hour CrossFit circuit group exercise, “no expertise is required to join but be prepared to sweat;” open to everyone. 6 to 7 a.m., Anywhere Fit, 808 R St. Contact: Edwin.Borbon@asm.ca.gov.


Legislators’ Bible Discussion, sponsored by Capitol Commission, participants continue discussion of “John 8:32 – The Truth Will Set You Free.” 8 a.m, Rm. 3171. Contact: Frank Erb 916 412 7625.

Followed by similar event for Capitol staff and lobbyists at Noon, Rm. 115.


Bay Area Council sponsors panel discussion on housing, Sen. Scott Wiener and others discuss “lessons learned from the legislative session and what’s on the horizon.” 11 a.m., Sheraton Grand, 1230 J St. Contact: Victor Ruiz-Cornejo, victor.ruiz-cornejo@sen.ca.gov.

Also listed: Sens. Bob Wieckowski and Nancy Skinner; Asms. David Chiu and Phil Ting.


“Army Opportunities Day” panel discussion, senior US Army personnel discuss “STEM field career options.” 11 a.m., Rm. 126. Contact & RSVP: Cathy Pauley 916 844 1326.

Listed speakers: Maj. Gen. Richard Staats, 75th Innovation Command; Col. David Hall, 40th Aviation Brigade of the California Army National Guard; Lt. Col. Ryan Burkert, professor of military science at UC Davis; Maj. Elizabeth Sutey, US Army Corps of Engineers; Cpt. Janet Rush, Sacramento Army Medical Recruiting Company; Cpt. John Landsberg, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command.

Following event, participants attend luncheon on East Lawn; also view demonstration of a robot that assists with “explosive ordnance disposal.”


Treasurer Fiona Ma attends fundraising reception for New York congressional candidate and Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Michael Blake, tickets $125-$1000. Noon, Ambrosia Cafe, 1030 K St. Contact: Admin@sandinoconsulting.com.

Also listed: Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg.


Music at Noon, free lunchtime concert series, this week features Kevin Sun performing “piano classics.” Noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St. Contact: 916 442 8939.


LOS ANGELES — Democratic presidential candidate US Sen. Cory Booker (NJ) hosts “grassroots fundraiser happy hour” with supporters, discusses “the rise of gun violence and white supremacy,” makes “the case that he is the candidate best positioned to unite the party to beat Donald Trump.” 5:30 p.m., ScaleLA, 3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd., 10th Floor. Contact: press@corybooker.com.


SAN FRANCISCO — “Heart Of The Resistance,” annual dinner and fundraiser for the San Francisco Democratic Party, includes presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 6 p.m., Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard St. Contact: 415 545 8228.

Listed to attend: Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, SF Mayor London Breed, San Francisco Democratic Party Chair David Campos.


SAN RAMON — US Rep. Eric Swalwell hosts town hall, discusses legislation, etc. 6:30 p.m., Dougherty Valley High School Commons, 10550 Albion Rd. Contact: Josh Richman 202 725 5091.

Preceded by 6:15 p.m. media availability.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Emellia Zamani, California Travel Assn., 8/19/19.

POLITICAL NOTES

Mike Brownrigg’s campaign for SD 13 reports Brownrigg has signed a petition from Save the Bay in opposition to “Cargill Salt and luxury home developer DMB’s planned development on Redwood City Salt Ponds” that was proposed “after the Trump Administration weakened Clean Water Act protections for San Francisco Bay and no longer protected the salt ponds.” Release hereBrownrigg, a Democrat, is a Burlingame City Councilmember and former Mayor. Contact: Katie Merrill 510 508 0572.


John Laird’s campaign for SD 17 reports an endorsement from California Professional Firefighters. Release here. Laird, a Democrat, was Natural Resources Secretary in the Brown administration from 2011 to 2019. He seeks to succeed Sen. Bill Monning, who terms out in 2020. Contact: Leslie Ruble 831 600 5050.


Asm. Christy Smith’s re-election campaign for AD 38 reports an endorsement from the Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 3431. Release here. Smith, a Democrat, was elected to Assembly in 2018 and before that was president of the Newhall School Board. Contact: info@jacobsonzilber.com.


Asm. Mike Gipson’s re-election campaign for AD 64 reports endorsements from Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and Long Beach Councilmembers Dee Andrews, Rex Richardson and Al Austin. Release here. Gipson, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly in 2014 and before that was on the Carson City Council and previously worked as a police officer. Contact: info@jacobsonzilber.com.

LAW AND ORDER

The following are enforcement decisions approved by the Fair Political Practices Commission at its regular monthly meeting held on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Decisions are listed by category and include a brief summary of each case and the total amount of any administrative fine in each case.

Additional information on each of the enforcement cases listed below can be found in the August agenda on the FPPC website at www.fppc.ca.gov. FPPC agendas are distributed and posted on the agency website at least 10 days prior to each monthly meeting. Contact: Jay Wierenga 916 322 7761.

Advertisements

In the Matter of Apple Valley Professional Firefighters Association Local 4742, James Peratt, and Larry Soper; FPPC No. 16/19935. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Christopher Burton and Special Investigator Paul Rasey. Apple Valley Professional Firefighters Association Local 4742 is a local general purpose committee, but became primarily formed to support Apple Valley Fire Protection District Measure A, in the November 8, 2016 General Election. James Peratt is the Committee’s principal officer and Larry Soper is the Committees treasurer. The Committee, Peratt, and Soper failed to include identification of the supported ballot measure and failed to amend the Committee as being primarily formed on its Statement of Organization, in violation of Government Code Sections 84103 and 84107 (1 count); failed to timely file two pre-election campaign statements, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200.5 and 84200.8 (1 count); failed to timely file four 24-Hour Reports, in violation of Government Code Sections 84203 and 84204 (1 count); and failed to include the proper advertisement disclaimers on four different yard signs, in violation of Government Code Sections 84504, subdivision (c), 84506, subdivision (a); and Regulation 18450.4, subdivision (b) (1 count). Fine: $13,000.

In the Matter of Supporters of Daniel Billings North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees 2016, Daniel Billings, and Sarah Billings; FPPC No. 16/85. Staff: Commission Counsel Jenna Rinehart and Special Investigator Jay Martin. Daniel Billings was an unsuccessful candidate for North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees in the February 9, 2016 Special Election. Supporters of Daniel Billings for North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees 2016 was his candidate-controlled committee. Sarah Billings was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Billings, and Billings failed to properly report contributions of $100 or more on two pre-election campaign statements, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (1 count), and failed to include the proper advertisement disclaimers on a mass mailing distributed by the committee prior to the election, in violation of Government Code Section 84305 (1 count). Fine: $4,000.

Campaign Related Communications at Public Expense

In the Matter of Rainbow Municipal Water District; FPPC No. 16/238. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Bridgette Castillo and Program Specialist Patricia Ballantyne. The respondent was represented by Amber Maltbie of Nossaman, LLP. The Rainbow Municipal Water District (“District”) provides water and sanitation services to the unincorporated communities of Rainbow and surrounding areas. The District used mailers to oppose a Local Agency Formation Commission (“LAFCO”) proposal seeking to merge the District with Fallbrook Public Utility District, causing them to qualify as an Independent Expenditure Committee. The District failed to timely file two semiannual campaign statements, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count); sent a mass mailing featuring a governmental official, in violation of Government Code Section 89001 and Regulation 18901 (1 count); and sent the mass mailing at the publics expense, opposing the LAFCO proposal, in violation of Government Code Section 89001 and Regulations 18901.1 and 18420.1 (1 count). Fine: $7,000.

Surplus Funds

In the Matter of Dolores Marquez for School Board 2016, Dolores Marquez for Santa Clara County Board of Education 2014, Dolores Marquez, and Anjelica Frausto; FPPC No. 17/106. Staff: Commission Counsel Theresa Gilbertson and Special Investigator Garrett Micheels. Dolores Marquez was a successful candidate for School Board of Alum Rock Union Elementary School District in the 2016 General Election and is still in office. Dolores Marquez for School Board 2016 is her candidate-controlled committee. Anjelica Frausto is the Committees Treasurer. The Committee, Marquez, and Frausto failed to report contributions and expenditures on two pre-election campaign statements, in violation of Government Code Section 84211, subdivisions (f) and (k) (1 count), and accepted a prohibited cash contribution, in violation of Government Code Section 84300, subdivision (c) (1 count). Marquez also ran unsuccessfully for Santa Clara County Board of Education in the November 4, 2014 General Election. Dolores Marquez for Santa Clara County Board of Education 2014 was her candidate-controlled committee, and Anjelica Frausto was the Committees treasurer. The Committee, Marquez, and Frausto transferred the 2014 Committee’s surplus funds to the 2016 Committee, as a contribution, in violation of Government Code Section 89519 (1 count.) Fine: $7,000.

Default Proceedings

Default Proceedings Requesting Commission Action

In the Matter of BFO & Associates and Berman Obaldia; FPPC No. 16/724. Staff: Commission Counsel Ruth Yang. BFO & Associates was a registered lobbying firm during the 2015-2016 legislative session. Berman Obaldia was the sole principal officer and lobbyist for the firm. After the Secretary of State revoked Obaldia’s registration for failure to complete the required lobbying ethics course, he continued to provide lobbying services, in violation of Government Code Section 86103 (1 count). The Firm and Obaldia also failed to timely file its quarterly reports for quarters 1 – 8, and Obaldia’s lobbyist reports for quarters 2 – 8, in violation of Government Code Sections 86113, 86114, and 86117 (8 counts). Fine: $19,000.

II. The following are enforcement decisions approved through the streamline penalty process and were executed by the Chief of Enforcement per Regulation 18360.2 following the August 15, 2019 meeting. Decisions are listed by category and include a brief summary of each case and the total amount of any administrative fine in each case.

Advertisements and Campaign Late Filer

In the Matter of Monica Garcia for Senate 2018, Raquel “Monica” Garcia, and Yolanda Miranda; FPPC No. 18/345. Staff: Commission Counsel Megan Van Arsdale and Special Investigator Lance Hachigian. Monica Garcia was an unsuccessful candidate for State Senate in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. Monica Garcia for Senate 2018 is her candidate-controlled committee. Yolanda Miranda is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Garcia, and Miranda failed to include the proper advertisement disclaimers on two mass mailings distributed by the committee prior to the election, in violation of Government Code Section 84506.5 (2 counts), and failed to properly report the mass mailings on a pre-election and semiannual campaign statement for the reporting periods of April 22, 2018 through May 19, 2018 and May 20, 2018 through June 30, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (2 counts). Fine: $683.

In the Matter of Visalians for Measure A, sponsored by the Construction Industry and Jody Grove; FPPC No. 19/220. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Associate Governmental Program Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Visalians for Measure A, sponsored by the Construction Industry is a local primarily formed committee. Jody Grove is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Grove failed to timely file a 24-Hour Report, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (1 count), and failed to include the proper advertisement disclaimers on a website paid for by the Committee, in violation of Government Code Section 84502 (1 count). Fine: $360.

In the Matter of Watchdog for San Clemente Responsible Govt – A Committee Formed to Oppose Dan Bane for City Council 2018 and Jeri L. Mann; FPPC No. 19/226. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Associate Governmental Program Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Watchdog for San Clemente Responsible Govt – A Committee Formed to Oppose Dan Bane for City Council 2018 is a local primarily formed committee. Jeri L. Mann is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Mann failed to include the proper advertisement disclaimers on a mailer distributed by the Committee prior to the November 6, 2018 General Election, in violation of Government Code Sections 84502 and 84504.2 (2 counts). Fine: $302.

Lobbying

In the Matter of California Licensed Foresters Association; FPPC No. 16/20034. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Associate Governmental Program Analyst Dominika Wojenska. California Licensed Foresters Association, a lobbyist employer, failed to timely file two lobbyist employer reports for the reporting periods of July 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015 and October 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 86117 (2 counts). Total Propose Penalty: $1,100.

In the Matter of Center for Autism and Related Disorders; FPPC No. 19/407. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Center for Autism and Related Disorders, a lobbyist employer, failed to timely file two lobbyist employer reports for the reporting periods of January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018 and July 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 86117 (2 counts). Fine: $700.

Campaign Late Filer

In the Matter of Santos 4 Madera City Council 2018, Santos Garcia, and Violet Grimaldo; FPPC No. 19/0778. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Santos Garcia was a successful candidate for Madera City Council in the November 6, 2018 General Election. Santos 4 Madera City Council 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. Violet Grimaldo is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Garcia, and Grimaldo failed to timely file a semiannual campaign statement for the reporting period of October 21, 2018 through December 31, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Fine: $274.

In the Matter of Nicole Jones for Southwestern College Board 2018, Nicole Jones, and Delano Jones; FPPC No. 19/597. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Intake Manager Tara Stock. Nicole Jones was an unsuccessful candidate for Southwestern College Board in the November 6, 2018 General Election. Nicole Jones for Southwestern College Board 2018 is her candidate-controlled committee. Delano Jones is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Jones, and Jones failed to timely file a semiannual campaign statement for the reporting period of October 21, 2018 through December 31, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Fine: $235.

Statement of Economic Interests Late Filer

In the Matter of Greg Pieratt; FPPC No. 18/854. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Intake Manager Tara Stock. Greg Peiratt, a Consultant for the Vista Irrigation District, failed to timely file an Assuming Office and a 2017 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (2 counts). Fine: $800.

In the Matter of Katherine Hadidi; FPPC No. 16/20064. Staff: Commission Counsel Jenna Rinehart and Intake Manager Tara Stock. Katherine Hadidi, an Alternate Member for the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, failed to timely file a 2015 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Fine: $400.

In the Matter of Matthew Turner; FPPC No. 17/1143. Staff: Commission Counsel Theresa Gilbertson and Law Clerk Desirée Frietas. Matthew Turner, a Planning Commissioner for the City of Holtville, failed to timely file a 2016 Annual Statement of Economic Interests and a Leaving Office Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code 87300
(2 counts). Fine: $400.

In the Matter of Suzanne Trowbridge; FPPC No. 18/1184. Staff: Commission Counsel Jenna Rinehart and Staff Services Analyst Kimberly Rawnsley. Suzanne Trowbridge, a Consultant for Keenan and Associates, and a JPA Manager for Riverside Risk Management Authority and Riverside Schools Insurance Authority, failed to timely file a 2017 Annual Statement of Economic Interests in two different jurisdictions, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (2 counts). Fine: $400.

In the Matter of Keshia Sexton; FPPC No. 18/1085. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Cheng Saetern. Keshia Sexton, a Board Member for the Baldwin Hills Conservancy, failed to timely file a 2017 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Fine: $400.

In the Matter of Michael Andrioff; FPPC No. 18/681. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Cheng Saetern. Michael Andrioff, a Member of the Downtown Advisory Committee for the City of Oceanside, failed to timely file a 2017 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Fine: $200.

In the Matter of Samuel Phillips; FPPC No. 19/577. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Cheng Saetern. Samuel Phillips, a Consultant for the City of Monterey, failed to timely file a 2017 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Fine: $200.

Statement of Economic Interests Late Reporter

In the Matter of Kenneth Todd; FPPC Case No. 17/1135. Staff: Assistant Chief Counsel Angela Brereton and Special Investigator Lance Hachigian. Kenneth Todd, a member of the Redwood Valley County Water District Board of Directors, failed to timely disclose interests in business entities, real property, and sources of income on his 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Annual Statements of Economic Interest, in violation of Government Code Sections 87206, 87207, 87209 and 87300 (10 counts), and failed to timely file a 2015 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Fine: $1,200.

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PREVIEW

Thursday, August 22, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 9 a.m.


Assembly — Session 9 a.m.

  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), 10 minutes prior to Session, Rm. 3162.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 1 a.m.

    Senate Insurance Committee (8.21.19)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 823: Countdown to 2020 Census

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Floor Session LIVE

  • 10 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 823: Countdown to 2020 Census

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Floor Session (8.22.19)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

Maria Elena Durazo Democrat for Senate 2022 (24th SD), lunch reception, Sponsorships $4700, $2500, $1500, 11:30 a.m., Frank Fat’s, 806 L St. Contact: 916 400 4044.


NEWPORT BEACH — Michelle Steel for Congress (48th CD), reception, Host $5600 (8 VIP and general tickets), Co-Host $2800 (4 VIP and general), VIP $500, Ticket $250, 5:30 p.m., VIP Reception, 6 p.m. General Reception, Home of Parvina and Jim Glidewell, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 949 474 6930.


SAN DIEGO — Carl DeMaio for Congress (50th CD), reception, Contributions $100-$11,200, 5:30 p.m., DeMaio Home in Rancho Bernardo, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 619 786 8019.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Delta Stewardship Council, conducts hearing on proposed regulatory amendments that would require Dept. of Water Resources to follow risk reduction strategy within the Delta Plan when funding levee projects and submit a written report to the council identifying its decisions to award funds for Delta levee improvements and rehabilitation; other business. 9 a.m., Park Tower Plaza, Second floor, 980 9th St. Contact 916 445 5511.

Agenda here.


SANTA CRUZ — Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, considers granting Alameda County $6.2 million to create a land trust to provide affordable supportive housing to clients with mental health needs, starting with an initial purchase of two properties and “ultimately adding 200 housing units to the county’s inventory;” other business. 9 a.m., 1325 J St., Suite 1700. Contact: 916 445 8696.

Agenda here.

Call-in number: 866 817 6550, passcode: 3190377.


SAN FRANCISCO — Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun, considers adopting recommendations from its Pilot Fitness Committee on reducing pilot fatigue that will be the basis for drafting regulations to limit number of hours a pilot may work during a certain period and mandate minimum rest periods; other business. 9:30 a.m., 660 Davis St. Contact: Allen Garfinkle 415 397 2253.

Agenda here.


DEL MAR — California Horse Racing Board, considers requiring horses that receive injections into their joints, typically to reduce inflammation or relieve pain, be placed on the Veterinarian’s List which prohibits them from being worked out until 120 hours (or five days) after the injection and to “ensure the horse is rested” prior to a race; other business. 9:30 a.m., Del Mar Hilton, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Contact: 916 263 6000.

Agenda here.


Victim Compensation Board, hears update on contracts with mental health groups and others that provide services for victims of crime; other business. 10 a.m., 400 R St. Contact: publicaffairs@victims.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


SAUSALITO — Coastal Conservancy, considers granting $2 million to the City of Riverside toward its purchase of a four-acre parcel and development of the city’s Santa Ana River Parkway, a 4.7 mile a series of parks and recreation areas, which planners say will “put the river back in Riverside;” other business. 10 a.m., 2100 Bridgeway. Contact: Anulika White 510 286 0343.

Agenda here.


Vietnam Veterans Memorial Honor Committee, discusses plans for its annual inscription ceremony scheduled for Sunday, October 20 at the memorial in Capitol Park during which at least 12 names will be added; other business. 10:30 a.m., CA Dept. of Veterans Affairs, 1227 O St., Third floor. Contact: Michael Magee 916 651 3045.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

LIVERMORE — US Rep. Eric Swalwell addresses Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon, discusses his work “within the vortex of politics, policy-making and events at the national level.” 11:30 a.m., Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Rd. Contact: 925 447 1606.


SAN FRANCISCO — Sen. Scott Wiener addresses JPMorgan Chase’s event on “new construction marketing,” discusses “legislative items that will impact housing in San Francisco, the Bay Area and California.” 4:30 p.m., JPMorgan Chase, 560 Mission St., Floor 2. Contact: Victor Ruiz-Cornejo, victor.ruiz-cornejo@sen.ca.gov.


SAN FRANCISCO — Asm. Phil Ting addresses Local Leaders Series sponsored by Manny’s, a community forum venue, discusses legislation, state budget, etc. 6:30 p.m., 3092 16th St. Contact: 415 913 7985.

Tickets $7, register here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

SAN FRANCISCO — Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting, first of three days, committee members discuss party business, hear from Democratic presidential candidates, etc. 8 a.m., Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O’Farrell St. Contact: Angelo Fernandez, fernandeza@dnc.org.

Listed speakers include: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Democratic candidates US Sens. Michael Bennet, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren; former Secty. of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro; US Reps. Seth Moulton and Tim Ryan; former US Rep. Joe Sestak; Tom Steyer, NextGen Climate; Marianne Williamson; Andrew Yang.

General session at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.


DAVIS — Fourth Annual Water Data Summit, sponsored by UC Davis, California Data Collaborative and others, first of two days; topics include: how tech companies and water utilities are protecting sensitive information; enabling water markets through data; and how artificial intelligence can help the day-to-day operations of water agencies. 9 a.m., UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center, 760 Orchard Rd. Contact: info@californiadatacollaborative.com.

Speakers include: Natural Resources Secty. Wade Crowfoot.


PolicyLink, Western Center on Law and Poverty and others sponsor “California Equity Briefing,” participants discuss “rent stabilization strategies” and AB 1482, which would “protect our existing housing by working to stabilize rents,” say “nearly 60% of California’s 17 million renters spending more than a third of their income on housing” and “too many renters are being faced with unfair rent increases and evictions;” lunch provided. Noon, Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: Kristen Janson 415 914 5616.

Listed speakers: Claudia Monterrosa, LA Housing and Community Investment Dept.; Exec. Dir. Christina Livingston, ACCE; Anna Cash, Urban Displacement Project.

RSVP here.

MISCELLANEOUS

LOS ANGELES — Democratic presidential candidate US Sen. Cory Booker (NJ), with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, hosts roundtable on “everyday gun violence in our communities,” discusses his “sweeping plan to curb gun violence.” 11 a.m., Vector90, 6111 S. Gramercy Pl. Contact: press@corybooker.com.


“Walk to Thrive,” sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, weekly one-mile walk that starts and finishes at the Capitol Mall Farmers Market, this week led by KP physician Eduardo Bermudez of Internal Medicine. 11:45 a.m., Kaiser Booth, 6th and Capitol Mall. Contact: kpwalktothrive@kp.org.


CHICO — Democratic Presidential candidate US Sen. Bernie Sanders holds town hall, discusses campaign. Noon, Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Ave. Contact: Sarah Ford, sarahford@berniesanders.com.

Preceded by tour of wildfire damage in Paradise and followed by rally in Sacramento at 6 p.m., Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I St.


“Spin and Sweat,” 45-minute spin class to raise funds for Team Maria, charitable group sponsored by former First Lady Maria Shriver that will participate in September’s Hearst Castle Challenge bike ride in support of Best Buddies International and its mission to help provide jobs to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 4 p.m., TEAMride Midtown, 2701 N St. Contact: Ally Sperbeck 916 492 2707.

Followed by happy hour at 4:45 p.m., Paragary’s, 1401 28th St.

Tickets for spin $50-100, happy hour only $20; register here.


LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Business Federation hosts 5th Annual Freshman Policymakers Reception in honor of newly elected federal, state and local representatives. $175. 5 p.m., The Edison, 108 W. 2nd St., #101. Contact: Paola Flores 323 204 2803.

Listed to attend: Treasurer Fiona Ma; US Reps. Karen Bass and Jimmy Gomez; Sen. Steven Bradford; Asms. Luz Rivas, Christy Smith, Blanca Rugio and Miguel Santiago; LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz.

Details and tickets here.


RAMONA — Asm. Randy Voepel and the CHP host “Age Well, Drive Smart,” a driver training designed for people 55 and older. Free. RSVP here. 5:30 p.m., Ramona Library, 1275 Main St. Contact: 619 258 7737.


SAN DIEGO — Carl DeMaio, Republican candidate for CD 50, hosts “veterans mixer” to discuss “veterans employment, health care and VA benefits” and “homelessness and social services.” 5:30 p.m., Discount Gun Mart Training and Events Center. Contact: Dave McCulloch 760 717 4100.


CONCORD — US Rep. Mark DeSaulnier hosts second immigration town hall, discusses “what he witnessed at detention facilities” during two visits to the Mexican border and “the work he is doing in Congress to protect immigrant rights and ensure detainees are treated with the dignity they deserve,” also includes panel discussion on “the Administration’s attacks on immigrant communities, including its changes to asylum law, fight to put a citizenship question in the Census, and recently launched raids.” 6:30 p.m., Meadow Homes Elementary School, 1371 Detroit Ave. Contact: Aimee Wall 202 760 1365.


IRVINE — Irvine Republican Women Federated hosts Republican candidate forum, Asm. Steven Choi (AD 68) and AD 74 candidates Diane Dixon and Kelly Ernby discuss their campaigns. 6:30 p.m., Cypress Village Community Park, 255 Visions. Contact: Julie Kearns, juliekearns@irvinerwf.org.