Wednesday

Feb 8, 2017

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Asms. Kevin McCarty, Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Adrin Nazarian and others announce legislative package that “pushes back on religious and racially charged hate rhetoric from the federal government” say legislation would: 1. make refugees eligible for in-state tuition at public colleges and would give priority enrollment to refugees who served US military or State Dept. in Afghanistan or Iraq; 2. allow refugees who served US military or State Dept. to apply foreign work experience toward eligibility for a professional license; 3. add $5 million to budgets of school districts serving “high child refugee populations;” 4. declare June 20, 2017 as “World Refugee Day.” 11:30 a.m., Rm. 317. Contact: Terry Schanz 916 319 2007.

Also listed: Paula Villescaz, San Juan Unified School District Board of Education; Mai Vang, Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education; Hamidulla Hamidi, refugee from Afghanistan; Azra Bajramovic, Opening Doors.


SAN FRANCISCO — Asm. David Chiu and others announce bill to authorize an Automated Speed Enforcement pilot project in cities of San Francisco and San Jose that would install a network of automated cameras that identify speeding drivers, take their pictures and send them tickets, program meant to promote city’s “vision zero policy” which seeks to reduce serious and fatal traffic injuries to zero in 10 years. 11:30 a.m., Building 25, at the 23rd street entrance of Zuckerberg San Francisco Hospital and Trauma Center, 1001 Potrero Ave. Contact: Elena Lee 916 319 2017.

Also listed: Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma, mayors Ed Lee (SF) and Sam Liccardo (San Jose).

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Check-in.


Assembly — Check-in.

  • Appropriations (Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Chair), 9 a.m., Rm. 4202.
  • Education (Patrick O’Donnell, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 4202. Subject — School Facilities: Streamlining the School Siting and School Funding Processes.
    • Listed to testify: Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson; Dan KaplanPaul Golaszewski, Legislative Analyst’s Office; Juan Mireles, California Department of Education; Chet Widom, California State Architect; Lisa Silverman and Barbara Kampmeinert, Office of Public School Construction; Chris Ferguson and Jeff Bell, Department of Finance; Jenny Hannah, Kern High School District; Cathy Allen, Sacramento City Unified School District; Christina Becker, Santee School District; Alan Reising, Long Beach  Unified School District.
  • Labor and Employment (Tony Thurmond, Chair), 1:30 p.m., Rm. 447. Subject — Revisiting Implementation and Enforcement of SB 54 (Statutes of 2013).

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Public Safety Committee (2.7.17)

  • 6 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 7 a.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: CA Asm. Marc Steinorth; San Bernardino CCD Pres. Joseph Williams; UC-Riverside Prof. Ed Chang (943RIV)

  • 8 a.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer; Navy Rear Admiral Yancy Lindsey; Imperial Beach Councilman Mark West (949SD)

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 608: CA Economic Summit

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Appropriations Committee LIVE

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on School Facilities LIVE

  • 6 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 7 p.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: CA Asm. Marc Steinorth; San Bernardino CCD Pres. Joseph Williams; UC-Riverside Prof. Ed Chang (943RIV)

  • 8 p.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer; Navy Rear Admiral Yancy Lindsey; Imperial Beach Councilman Mark West (949SD)

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 608: CA Economic Summit

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Appropriations Committee (2.8.17)

  • 11 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on School Facilities (2.8.17)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:20 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

Miguel Santiago for Assembly 2016 (53rd AD), lunch reception, Host $4400, Sponsor $2700, Ticket $1000, Noon, Pizza Rock, 1020 K St. Contact: 916 444 1186.


Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly 2018 (65th AD), lunch reception, Sponsor $4400, Patron $2500, Ticket $1000, Noon, Chops, 1117 11th St. Contact: 916 442 0696.


Re-elect (Toni) Atkins for Senate 2020 (39th SD), Sacramento Kings vs. Boston Celtics, Two tickets $2500, Ticket $1500, 7:30 p.m., Golden 1 Center, Suite 22, 500 David J. Stern Walk. Contact: 619 239 1721.

APPOINTMENTS

By Governor. Contact: 916 445 4571.

As chief deputy director at the Californian Department of Water Resources: Cindy Messer, 48, Sacramento, Democrat, assistant chief deputy director since 2016. salary: $162,948.

As deputy director of legislation at the California Department of Technology: John Mann, 50, Sacramento, Democrat, communications director in the office of Sen. Tony Mendoza since 2014. Salary: $102,000.

To California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board: Chris Laszcz-Davis, 66, Orinda, Democrat, founder and principal at the Environmental Quality Organization LLC. Compensation: $100 per diem.

Reappointed to the California Fraud Assessment Commission: John Riggs, 63, Mission Viejo, Republican, manager of workers’ compensation at Disneyland Resort. Compensation: $100 per diem.

KEEPING UP

Jena Price and Lea-Ann Tratten report they’ve formed their own firm, TrattenPrice Consulting. Jena Price currently handles legislative affairs for the California League of Conservation Voters and Tratten is the long-time political director at Consumer Attorneys of California. They both plan to continue to represent those non-profit organizations while also taking on other clients on environmental, consumer, labor and legal issues. “In some ways, it’s like leaving home, walking around the block and coming home again,” said Tratten. “But we’ll also be taking new paths and doing our utmost to give new clients the best representation possible at the Capitol.” Contact: Price 916 834 6344 and Tratten 916 769 6820.


The California Medical Assn. reports having hired Michelle Baca as a lobbyist in its Center for Government Relations office. Baca previously covered health and human services for the Dept. of Finance. She’s also been a fiscal consultant for the Assembly Republican Caucus. CMA says Baca will be its primary advocate on Medi-Cal and physician workforce development. She replaces Eduardo Martinez who is now chief of staff for Asm. Todd Gloria. Contact: Jessica Arthur, jarthur@cmanet.org.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

ROHNERT PARK — Fish and Game Commission, first of two days, considers adopting emergency regulations that would make permanent incidental take authority that was temporarily granted to southern San Joaquin Valley grain farmers who adapted their operations to protect tricolored blackbirds, which the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned to have included as an endangered species in August of 2015, instigating a prohibition of take while Dept. of Fish and Wildlife studies the matter; other business. 8:30 a.m., DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country, One DoubleTree Dr. Contact: 916 653 4899.

Second day meeting starts at 8 a.m.

Agenda and staff reports here.


NEWPORT BEACH — California Coastal Commission, first of three days, considers approving request from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles request to remodel its beach front community center by adding a second and partial third floor to the 90-year-old structure located near the Venice boardwalk in north Venice neighborhood; other business. 9 a.m., Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Dr. Contact: Noaki Schwartz 562 833 5487.

Second day at same location; third day, closed session only to interview candidates for executive director and potentially make an appointment, Radisson Hotel, 4545 MacArthur Blvd.

Agenda and staff reports here.


State Water Resources Control Board sponsors workshop on its Affordable, Safe Drinking Water Initiative, staff presents criteria for assessing public water systems that serve low-income or disadvantaged communities, panelists also discuss the topic. 9 a.m., Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I St. Contact: Max Gomberg 916 322 3052.

Notice here.


CA School Finance Authority, considers authorizing $12 million for the expansion of Kepler Neighborhood School, a K-8 charter school in Fresno; other business. 11 a.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: Marc Lifsher, marc.lifsher@treasurer.ca.gov.

Agenda and staff reports here.


State Mining and Geology Board, hears update on rulemaking process to implement mining reform provisions per SB 209 and AB 1142 including streamlining its formulas for calculating minimum and maximum annual fees paid by mine operators by removing a $4000 fee cap and providing for the ability to decrease fees where appropriate for smaller mining operations; other business. 1 p.m., 801 K St. Ste. 2016. Contact: 916 322 1082.

Agenda here.


CA Debt and Investment Advisory Commission, assists public agencies with debt issuance and serves as a clearinghouse for statistics on public debt issued in California, considers adopting regulations that address debt data collection and fees; includes regulation intended to clarify which state and local financial transactions constitute debt that must be reported to the commission and another that would establish a fee schedule for the commission’s services expected to generate $3.2 to $3.5 million annually; other business. 1 p.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: Marc Lifsher 916 653 2995.

Agenda and staff reports here.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

Advancement Project California has released its report, “Unequal Voices: Who Speaks for California? Part Two,” an analysis of poll among “2600 Californians and more than 900 young people ages 18-34,” finds “despite comprising only 35 percent of the millennial survey population, white millennials made up the majority of youth who reported taking part in political activities.” Contact: Bilen Mesfin 510 681 5978.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

“Latino Immigrants: Deaths, Denials and Discrimination,” attorneys, union leaders and others discuss “why workers’ compensation is a Latino issue” and say “in 2014, Latinos accounted for over half (59.4%) of injuries and over a third (37.8%) of deaths in California’s workplaces.” 9 a.m., Citizen Hotel, 926 J St. Contact: John de los Angeles 916 444 5155.

Listed speakers: Sen. Ricardo Lara; Asm. Adam Gray; Doug Bloch and Barry Broad, Teamsters; Joe Capuroo and William Herreras, CA Applicants’ Attorneys Assn.; Maria Elena Durazo, UNITE HERE; Laura Polstein, Centro Legal de la Raza; Pres. Arturo Rodriguez, United Farm Workers; Pres. Thomas Saenz, MALDEF; Angelica Salas, CA Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles; Kent Wong, UCLA Labor Center.

Details here.


SAN FRANCISCO — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones seeks public input on health insurance premiums for employees of “large employers,” discusses “annual changes in premium, benefits and cost sharing in the large group health insurance market.” 10 a.m., Dept. of Insurance, 45 Fremont St., 22nd floor hearing room. Contact: 916 492 3566.


INDIAN WELLS — Superintendents Symposium, first of three days, sponsored by Assn. of California School Administrators, superintendents and others prepare “to lead a movement to restore California schools to their once held rank of the best in the nation,” focus on “integrating technology into curriculum and professional development in a digital world.” $995. Noon, Hyatt Regency, 44600 Indian Wells Ln. Contact: Michael Dawson, mdawson@acsa.org.

Also VIP reception Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m., with special guest Supt. Judy White, Riverside County Office of Education.

Details here.


SAN FRANCISCO — California Public Utilities Commission sponsors workshop on transportation electrification proposals submitted by investor owned utilities, staff summarize proposals intended to reduce dependence on petroleum, meet air quality standards and lower greenhouse gas emissions. 1:30 p.m., 505 Van Ness. Contact: Terrie Prosper 415 703 1366.

Also via Webex or Telemeeting 866 811 6884, passcode 8742156.

Notice here.

MISCELLANEOUS

Legislators’ Bible Discussion, sponsored by Capitol Commission CA, participants continue discussing Genesis 1 and “the creation of everything;” constitutional officers and spouses also welcome. 8 a.m, Rm. 3171. Contact: Frank Erb, frank.erb@capitolcom.org.

Followed by Bible discussion for staff and lobbyists, same topic. Noon, Rm. 125.


Music at Noon, free weekly concert sponsored by Westminster Presbyterian Church, this week’s program features violinist Sandro Ladu and pianist Ina Jun, feel free to bring your lunch. Noon, 1300 N St. Contact: Brad Slocum 916 442 8939.

Donations welcome, sponsorships begin at $35.

Program here.


NORWALK — Board of Equalization member Jerome Horton attends Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) training session at his district office, discusses program that provides “the elderly, disabled and low-income working families earning less than $54,000 with free tax and tax filing services.” 1 p.m., 12440 E. Imperial Hwy. Ste 200. Contact: Francis Taylor 310 297 5201.


SAN FRANCISCO — Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma attends Chinese New Years Celebration sponsored by Bay Area Council. 5:30 p.m., Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California St. 15th Floor. Contact: Yating Campbell 916 445 4081.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): HR Dowden & Associates, Children Now, 2/6/17… Gonzalez Government Consulting, Cummins Inc.; Plasma Protein Therapeutics Assn.; Truck and Engine Manufacturers Assn., 2/6/17… Lang Hansen O’Malley & Miller, HLP&R Advocacy LLC on behalf of Made by Science, 2/3/17.

POLITICAL NOTES

Sen. Ed Hernandez’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports endorsements from “10 more labor, local leaders,” first three listed are: South County Labor Chair Ray Cordova, Rosemead City Councilmember Polly Low and Azusa City Councilmember Robert Gonzales. Release here. Hernandez, a Democrat, is an optometrist who has served in the Senate since 2010 and in the Assembly from 2006-2010. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Former Asm. Rich Gordon’s campaign for California Board of Equalization District 2 reports an endorsement from Asm. Ian Calderon. Release here. Gordon, a Democrat, represented AD 24 from 2010 to 2016 and was a San Mateo County Supervisor from 1997 to 2010. He seeks to succeed Fiona Ma, who is running for Treasurer in 2018. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Chair John Burton, California Democratic Party, has announced endorsing US Rep. Keith Ellison (MN) to succeed US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL) as chair of the Democratic National Committee. Release here. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.

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PREVIEW

Thursday, Feb 09, 2017

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 9 a.m.

  • Natural Resources and Water (Bob Hertzberg, Chair), Upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 3191.
  • Budget and Fiscal Review (Holly Mitchell, Chair), 10 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 4203. Subject — Information Technology: Focus on Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal).
    • Listed to testify: Dir. Miriam Barcellona Ingenito, Department of FI$Cal; Dir. Amy Tong, Dept. of Technology; Elaine M. Howle, California State Auditor; Lourdes Morales, Legislative Analyst’s Office.

Assembly — Session 9 a.m.

  • CANCELED, Housing and Community Development (David Chiu, Chair), Upon Adjournment of Session, Rm. 126.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Labor and Employment Committee (2.8.17)

  • 6 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: Ventura County Supt. Stan Mantooth; Moorpark USD Trustee Jeff Donabedian; Calabasas Comm’r Candice Webe (936CHA)

  • 8 a.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: Ventura County Supt. Stan Mantooth; Ventura CCD Trustee Dianne McKay; Mission College Vice Pres. Dr. C. Villa (937CHA)

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 606: CA Climate Change Legislation

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session LIVE

  • 10 a.m.

    Assembly Floor Session (LIVE upon adj.)

  • 6 p.m.

    Road To Recovery

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: Ventura County Supt. Stan Mantooth; Moorpark USD Trustee Jeff Donabedian; Calabasas Comm’r Candice Webe (936CHA)

  • 8 p.m.

    Charter California Edition

    Guests: Ventura County Supt. Stan Mantooth; Ventura CCD Trustee Dianne McKay; Mission College Vice Pres. Dr. C. Villa (937CHA)

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 606: CA Climate Change Legislation

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Floor Session (2.9.17)

  • 11 p.m.

    Assembly Floor Session (2.9.17)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:50 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

VICTORVILLE — Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission, first of two days, departs on trip to Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area where 2017 King of the Hammers, “the ultimate desert race,” is taking place, converting the SVRA from Feb. 3rd through the 11th into a virtual city of 4-wheel-drive racing fans, who, for last year’s event, numbered around 75,000. a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 12603 Mariposa Rd. Contact: 916 324 4442.

Second day, general business meeting. 8:30 a.m., same location.

Notice and agenda here.


Commission on Teacher Credentialing, first of two days, hears update on Governor’s proposed budget which includes an ongoing expenditure of $509,000 and authority to include two additional permanent staff to support Dept. of Justice investigators and help with case preparation to meet higher standards needed by AG’s office to take cases to trial; other business. 9 a.m., 1900 Capitol Ave. Contact: 916 445 0184.

Friday meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.

Agenda and staff reports here.


Board of Psychology, first of two days, hears report on enforcement activity since July 1 in which time the board has received 657 complaints, resulting in 476 opened investigations with 27 referrals to the AG’s office and 18 licensees having surrendered their licenses; other business. 9 a.m., Rm. 112. Contact: 916 574 7720.

Agenda and staff reports here.


SAN FRANCISCO — CA Public Utilities Commission, considers launching an investigation into the feasibility of reducing or eliminating the use of Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, which  leaked from October, 2015, to February, 2016, some 109,000 metric tons of methane into the air and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents, investigation would include public workshops and analyses, final recommendation expected in mid-2018, per SB 380; other business. 9:30 a.m., 505 Van Ness Ave. Contact: Terrie Prosper 415 703 1366.

Agenda and staff reports here.


Air Resources Board sponsors workshop on draft 2030 Target Scoping Plan for meeting greenhouse gas emission target of 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, topics include environmental justice and pathways for bringing less carbon intensive fuels to market. 10 a.m., Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I St. Contact: 916 322 5594.

Details here.


Mental Health Services Authority, created in 2009 through Prop. 63 which placed a 1% tax on income over $1 million to fund mental health services, TELEMEETING, hears report evaluating the effectiveness of the five-year-old Directing Change project which teaches students about mental disease by having them make films on the subject and has led to “significant differences” between students who participate in the program and those who do not in knowledge and attitudes toward mental illness; other business. 10:20 a.m. or upon adjournment of 10 a.m. closed session, Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo, 1782 Tribute Rd. Contact: 916 859 4829.

Other locations listed in San Bernardino and Pomona.

Agenda and staff reports here.


MARYSVILLE — Central Valley Flood Protection Board, first in a series of hearings on draft 2017 update of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, a blueprint to improve flood risk management in the Central Valley prepared in conjunction with the Dept. of Water Resources; it lists the state’s actions in flood management since 2012 when the first plan was approved by the board, with updates required every five years; final draft expected to be considered by the board in June. 6 p.m., Yuba County Government Center, 915 8th St. Contact: Elizabeth Scot 916 712 3904.

Also Feb. 16 in Merced, Feb. 24 in Sacramento, March 9 in Woodland and March 17 in Stockton.

Notice here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

Natalie Pifer, PhD candidate at UC Irvine, addresses “speaker series” seminar sponsored by UC Center Sacramento, discusses her paper on “punishment policy” that studies effects of solitary confinement and overcrowding in prisons and the potential for either condition to “re-entrench rather than reform;” lunch served, please RSVP. Noon, 1130 K St. Rm. LL3. Contact: Brooke Miller-Jacobs 916 445 5161.

Details here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Secty. of State’s Office sponsors workshop on replacing CAL-ACCESS website maintained by Secty. of State to disclose campaign and lobbying information, staff seeks comments on desired features and functionalities for the new system which is “reaching a critical phase” of development. 10:30 a.m., 1500 11th St. Contact: 916 653 6575.

Listed speaker: Secty. of State Alex Padilla.

Notice here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

“Equity on the Mall,” sponsored by San Joaquin Valley Health Fund to announce “new, alarming data on living conditions for Valley families,” discuss report that found “children in the San Joaquin Valley are more likely to breathe contaminated air, drink unsafe drinking water and go hungry.” 10 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Mercy Albaran 510 816 0486.

Listed speakers: Pro Tem Kevin de Leon; Sen. Ed Hernandez; Sen. Ricardo Lara; Asms. Joaquin Arambula, Rob Bonta, Rudy Salas, Susan Eggman and Adam Gray; Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs.

Followed by briefing at Noon, Rm. 4202, with Arambula, Tubbs, Asm. Tony Thurmond and Secty. Diana Dooley, Health and Human Services Agency.

MISCELLANEOUS

James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award Luncheon, distributes $200,000 each to leaders “who are advancing innovative, effective solutions to address significant issues facing California,” honors CEO Ken Berrick, Seneca Family of Agencies; Exec. Dir. Tony Brown, Heart of Los Angeles; Pres. Areva Martin, Special Needs Network; CEO Doniece Sandoval, Lava Mae; CEO Dora Westerlund, Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation; and CEO Julia Wilson, OneJustice; lunch served, RSVP requested. Noon, Sheraton Grand, 1230 J St. Contact: Karen Breslau 650 906 3132.

Listed speakers include: Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson; Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg; Sens. Hannah-Beth Jackson and Andy Vidak; Asms. David Chiu and Cristina Garcia.


Capitol Network, philanthropic group of women working in or around the Capitol, hosts membership happy hour, “catch up with friends and colleagues and learn more about Capitol Network.” 5 p.m., Coin-Op Game Room, 908 K St. Contact: Angela Pontes, angela.pontes@asm.ca.gov.