January 3, 2020

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Senate, Assembly — Reconvene January 6, 2020.


Nothing public announced as of 5:30 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.


After an almost 40 year Capitol career, Robbin Lewis-Coaxum is now enjoying retirement. Lewis-Coaxum had been chief of staff for Asm. Chris Holden since he was elected to office in 2012. Before that, she was chief of staff for former Asm. Wilmer Amina Carter for six years. She got her start at the Capitol as an unpaid intern in the office of then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 1975, but her first paid job was in 1980 when she was hired as an administrative assistant to former Asm. Curtis Tucker Sr. During her career she has worked as a consultant to both the Assembly Health Committee and Assembly Public Employment and Retirement Committee, legislative director for then-Asm. Ted Lempert, and as chief consultant for Assembly Floor Analysis. From 1998-2006 she was the director of the Assembly Fellowship program. Lewis-Coaxum says she has many fond memories of her time at the Capitol, but being able to mentor fellows and watch as their careers developed was one of the highlights. “I’ll miss the energy of the young, bright minds that come into the building,” she said. “I’ve had the opportunity to mentor so many bright people. Some of the people who have interned for me are in such great places now.” She jokes that as someone who used “Wite-Out” on typewritten documents, she was especially pleased to have learned so much from her colleagues including how to use the phone app, Venmo, which allows users to transfer money to others. “Every day I came into the office and I learned something new,” she said. Lewis-Coaxum says she doesn’t have any big plans for retirement except she’d like to work on projects around the house and spend time with her husband of 40 years, who is also retired. “We’ve never spent all day, seven days a week together, so we’ll see if we can keep our marriage going while in retirement,” she joked. “Talk to me in a year!” Meanwhile, Asm. Holden announced hiring Willie Armstrong as his new chief of staff. Armstrong served ten years in the US Air Force before pursuing a career in public policy. He was most recently the director of the Legislative Services Bureau for the CA Franchise Tax Board. In 2014, then-Pres. Barack Obama appointed Armstrong as a US Diplomat working as a Consular Officer at the US Embassy in Accra, Ghana and also served on the Yemen Task Force to help evacuate Americans out of Yemen. He’s also previously worked as chief of staff for then-Asm. Anna Caballero and former Asm. Nora Campos, and was undersecretary for the State and Consumer Services Agency from 2011-2013. Contact: Garo Manjikian 626 351 1917 or Lewis-Coaxum,

Veteran Capitol lobbyist John Valencia reports that he has launched his own firm, Valencia Government Relations, Inc. The firm’s Sacramento office is located at 1001 K Street, 6th Floor. Valencia was previously a partner at Wilke Fleury LLP, where he began lobbying in 1987. He’s also previously been legal counsel and treasurer for the Women in California Leadership and the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation. Valencia says he will “continue his long-time lobbying representation of national and global leaders in vision health care delivery, biotechnology and biopharmaceutical advances, genomic sequencing, and front-line medical practice.” He also reports that lobbyist Katherine Pettibone has joined the firm. Pettibone most recently served as vice president, western region for the American Insurance Assn. (which is now the American Property Casualty Insurance Assn.), where she had worked since 2016. She was also previously director of legislative affairs for the Civil Justice Assn. of California for six years. When she’s not lobbying, Pettibone competes as “a world-class sailor in Olympic classes, offshore and other grand prix racing.” Contact: Valencia,

South Steps Swaddled

The Capitol’s north, south and west steps won’t fully escape from the scaffolding and plastic wrap in which they are currently encased for at least another month. The project to rehab the porticoes and balconies at those entrances that began in July and was expected to be completed by Monday has met a few delays. Luis Salinas, the Assembly’s assistant facilities manager, blamed the weather and rain, saying both hindered the conditions in which tile may be set and cured. The good news for the north and south steps is that they’re due to break free at least halfway on January 11. Salinas says the scaffolding and wrap should be down to the balcony level by then with their full releases coming by February 4. The larger west steps will remain wrapped up a little while longer; Salinas says they should be clear by February 27. While the Capitol’s outside appearance will be a bit dim for Monday, the inside will be its normally illuminated self when the Legislature returns. The plastic blocks some of the natural light from entering through windows in the Senate and Assembly chambers, but the effect is negligible. Both chambers appear ready for lights, camera and action come Monday. Contact:

The Dept. of Conservation has issued a reminder that as of Jan. 1 its Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) was renamed to the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM). The name change was first announced in November along with Conservation’s notice of a moratorium on issuing new permits for “high-pressure extraction” of oil and gas in California. Conservation’s Dir. David Shabazian says: “This division began in 1915, when the focus was on the development and production of petroleum resources. This mission has since evolved, and protection of public health, safety, and the environment is a heightened priority. As we continue to focus on this enhanced priority, we are also helping to guide the broader transition to a low-carbon future.” Conservation says that the name change was included in AB 1057 and additional elements of the bill are:

  • “Requires CalGEM to reduce and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions associated with the development of hydrocarbon and geothermal resources in a manner that meets the energy needs of the state.
  • Provides CalGEM the authority to require increased financial assurances from onshore operators if existing assurances are inadequate.
  • Mandates additional documentation from operators when ownership of wells or facilities changes, such as proof of sale and lease agreements.”


In our Third House section yesterday we incorrectly listed Advance America among clients deleted by California Advisors. That client was deleted by Capitol Advocacy. Our apologies for any confusion we caused. Contact:


CA Dept. of Water Resources reports findings from its manual snow survey yesterday at station near Phillips, an unincorporated area in El Dorado County at 6873 feet elevation and home to Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort, says surveyors measured snow at 33.5 inches in depth with a snow water equivalent of 11 inches, “which is 97 percent of average for this location;” DWR also reports that electronic readings from 130 stations across California “indicate that statewide the snowpack’s SWE is 9.3 inches, or 90 percent of the January 2 average.” Contact: Chris Orrock 916 480 5414.

California Dept. of Justice releases report from California’s Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board that analyzes statistics of “approximately 1.8 million stops conducted by California’s eight largest law enforcement agencies,” also announces launching new online dashboard “to give researchers, legislators, journalists, and all members of the public greater access to [the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015] data;” report finds 39.8% of individuals stopped were perceived as Hispanic, 33.2% were perceived as White, 15.1% were perceived as Black, 5.5% were perceived as Asian, 4.4% were perceived as Middle Eastern/South Asian, 1.2% were perceived as Multiracial, 0.6% were perceived as Pacific Islander, and 0.2% were perceived as Native American. Contact: 916 210 6000.


Farewell celebration in honor of Debbie Michel, chief consultant for the Assembly Local Government Committee who will join the East Bay Municipal Utility District as special assistant to the general manager on January 6, “drop in anytime for pastries and coffee.” 10 a.m. to Noon, Legislative Office Building, Rm. 157. Contact: Angela Mapp 916 319 3958.

Members of Remedy7 “rock in the new year” during “early bird show” at Old Ironsides; $5 cover. 7 p.m., 1901 10th St. Contact: David Panush,

Remedy7 band members include: David Panush, president of California Health Policy Strategies; Michael Miiller, government affairs director for CA Assn. of Wine Grape Growers; Hugh Bower, chief of staff for Asm. Kevin Mullin; Steve Suchil, retired lobbyist for American Insurance Assn.; Nick Louizos, CA Assn. of Health Plans; USGS Scientist Neil Dubrovsky.

SATURDAY, GARDEN GROVE — Garden Grove Republican Women Federated sponsor forum for “the three candidates challenging Alan Lowenthal in the 47th Congressional District: John Briscoe, Sou Moua and Amy Phan West.” 10 a.m., 11088 Trask Ave. Contact: Carol Litle 714 520 1562.

RSVP required.

SATURDAY, NEWPORT BEACH — Sen. John Moorlach hosts “campaign kick-off rally” for re-election, says he’s “the only legislator who has practiced as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner” and he “is leading the fight to expose this irresponsible mismanagement and clean up Sacramento.” Noon, Campaign HQ, 2014 Quail St. Contact: John Freeman,

Please RSVP to Freeman.

SUNDAY, Members of Sacramento Supports Indian Citizenship Amendment Act sponsor “peaceful rally” to “share accurate information to bring clarity among public,” say “a lot of misinformation and rumors are being spread” to “malign the Government of India in front of American public.” 1 p.m., West Side. Contact: 916 765 0320.


Recent filings with Secretary of State

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): California Strategies & Advocacy, Via Transportation Inc., 12/20/19… Carpenter Sievers, The De Silva Group, 12/26/19… Kahn Soares & Conway, Chief Probation Officers of California, 12/26/19… Miller Cespedes & Associates (New firm), American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida and its affiliates; American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries; Angihomeservices Inc.; Ashford University LLC; California Assn. of Health Plans; California Trucking Assn.; Estee Lauder Inc.; Fedex Corporation; Ghost Management Group LLC DBA Weedmaps; National Pork Producers Council; Phillips 66; Restore Justice, 12/30/19… Renne Public Law Group dba Renne Public Policy Group, City of Redwood City, 12/26/19… Shaw Yoder Atwih Schmelzer & Lange, CSAC Excess Insurance Authority, 12/23/19… Tradesman Advisors Inc., Western Propane Gas Assn., 12/26/19… Valencia Government Relations (New firm), Alkermes Inc.; Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Glaxosmithkline; Illumina; Vision Service Plan, 12/24/19.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Bryant Government Affairs, CA Growers Assn., 12/26/19… California Strategies & Advocacy, Chubb INA Holdings; Sachem Head Capital, 12/20/19… Carpenter Sievers, CA Infill Federation, 12/26/19… Manatt Phelps & Phillips, Carpenter Sievers; Outdoor Amusement Business Assn. Inc.; SAS Institute Inc., 12/31/19… Matt Back Government Relations, MTI College, 12/31/19… Mercury Public Affairs, Independent Energy Producers Assn.; JUUL Labs Inc.; LA’s Best; Orthodox Union Advocacy Center; Social Compassion in Legislation, 12/26/19… Priority Strategies, CA Urban Streams Partnership, 12/30/19… Sloat Higgins Jensen and Associates, St. Joseph’s 1913, 12/31/19… Wilke Fleury, Addiction Treatment Advocacy Coalition; Alkermes Inc.; American Board of Cosmetic Surgery; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Bluebird Bio Inc.; California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; Endo; GlaxoSmithKline; Grifols Shared Services North America Inc.; Illumina Inc.; Latino Physicians of California; Takeda Pharmaceuticals America; USA Gymnastics; Vision Service Plan, 12/31/19.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Kay Blackwell, Argand Partners LP, 12/23/19… Ralph Canada, Partners Group (USA) Inc., 12/27/19… Larissa Cespedes, Miller Cespedes & Associates, 12/30/19… Dana Goldstein, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners LLC, 12/24/19… George Miller IV, Miller Cespedes & Associates, 12/30/19… Katherine Pettibone, Valencia Government Relations Inc., 12/24/19… Samuel Lauter, Sam Lauter, 12/23/19… John Valencia, Valencia Government Relations Inc., 12/24/19.

EMPLOYER DELETIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): John Valencia, Wilke Fleury LLP, 12/31/19.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Monica Holec, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners LLC, 12/24/19.


Recent filings with the Secretary of State

CANDIDATE INTENTION STATEMENT (Candidate’s name, Party, Office, Year, Accept voluntary expenditure ceiling?, Candidate’s address and phone number): Nora Campos, Democratic, SD 15, 2020, does accept, 971 Juliet Ave., San Jose, CA 95127, 408 780 5410… Kenneth Del Valle-Ruiz, Republican, SD 15, 2020, does accept, 370 N. 4th St., San Jose, CA 95112, 210 563 3425… Robert Howell, Republican, SD 15, 2020, does accept, 1145 Ardsley Ct., San Jose, CA 95120, 408 629 7600… Eloise Gomez Reyes, Democratic, AD 47, 2020, does accept, 11900 Honey Hill Dr., Grand Terrace, CA 92313, 909 422 0121… Dora Sandoval, Democratic, AD 57, 2020, undeclared, 111 N. La Brea Ave., Ste. 408, Inglewood, CA 90301, 310 817 6679… Arthur Schaper, Republican, AD 66, 2020, does accept, 20415 Anza Ave., #21, San Mateo, CA 94404, 310 793 8647.


The Dept. of Toxic Substances Control reports having reached an agreement with Freon Free, an appliance recycling company, in which the company will pay a $145,760 fine and continue to operate. DTSC says the company was “burning hazardous waste without a permit” and “treating two to three ammonia containing refrigerators per week by bolt-cutting refrigerant lines and releasing their contents into a container with water” without a permit. DTSC says its inspectors also found at the company’s locations in Fairfield, American Canyon and Orland: “Freon Free was treating and storing hazardous waste without a permit; removing materials that require special handling at locations that were not certified; inadequately training staff on how to manage waste; and using other hazardous waste management practices that conflict with the state’s Hazardous Waste Control Law and Health and Safety Code.” Contact: Gamaliel Ortiz 916 327 4383.


Below is a list of legislators and their chiefs of staff. All 120 legislative offices were contacted by phone or email, but we’re still three short. The list will run again on Monday. If you are a subscriber and would like this list e-mailed to you in a Word or Excel document on or after January 6, please send a request to

District Legislator Chief of Staff Based in Capitol or District

Capitol Room #

 SD 1 Brian Dahle (R) Josh Cook Capitol 2054
 SD 2 Mike McGuire (D) Rebecca Wachsberg Capitol 5061
 SD 3 Bill Dodd (D) Ezrah Chaaban Capitol 4032
 SD 4 Jim Nielsen (R) David Reade Capitol 5064
 SD 5 Cathleen Galgiani (D) Bob Alvarez Capitol 5097
 SD 6 Richard Pan (D) Darin Walsh Capitol 5114
 SD 7 Steve Glazer (D) Daniel Weintraub Capitol 5108
 SD 8 Andreas Borgeas (R) Julie Sauls Capitol 3082
 SD 9 Nancy Skinner (D) Marvin Deon Capitol 5094
 SD 10 Bob Wieckowski (D) Derek Chernow Capitol 4085
 SD 11 Scott Wiener (D) Krista Pfefferkorn Capitol 5100
 SD 12 Anna Caballero (D) Open open 5052
 SD 13 Jerry Hill (D) Laura McWilliams Capitol 5035
 SD 14 Melissa Hurtado (D) Shery Yang, Interim COS Capitol 3070
 SD 15 Jim Beall (D) Sunshine Borelli Capitol 2082
 SD 16 Shannon Grove (R) Lindsey Dietz Capitol 305
 SD 17 Bill Monning (D) Jody Fujii Capitol 4040
 SD 18 Bob Hertzberg (D) Freddie Quintana, Deputy COS Capitol 313
 SD 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Lisa Gardiner Capitol 2032
 SD 20 Connie Leyva (D) Cameron Urkofsky Capitol 4061
 SD 21 Scott Wilk (R) John Bovee Capitol 3063
 SD 22 Susan Rubio (D) Gustavo Arroyo Capitol 4052
 SD 23 Mike Morrell (R) Nick Calero District 3056
 SD 24 Maria Elena Durazo (D) Jennifer Richard Capitol 5066
 SD 25 Anthony Portantino (D) Brendan Hughes Capitol 3086
 SD 26 Ben Allen (D) Samuel Liu Capitol 4076
 SD 27 Henry Stern (D) Evan Goldberg Capitol 5080
 SD 29 Ling Ling Chang (R) Sara Catalan District 4062
 SD 30 Holly Mitchell (D) Tiffani Alvidrez Capitol 5050
 SD 31 Richard Roth (D) Elise Flynn Gyore Capitol 2080
 SD 32 Bob Archuleta (D) Don Wilcox Capitol 4066
 SD 33 Lena Gonzalez (D) Cynthia Alvarez Capitol  2068
 SD 34 Tom Umberg (D) Jackie Koenig Capitol 3076
 SD 35 Steven Bradford (D) Ryan Morimune Capitol 2059
 SD 36 Patricia Bates (R) Kevin Bassett Capitol 3048
 SD 37 John Moorlach (R) Lance Christensen Capitol 2048
 SD 38 Brian Jones (R) Craig Wilson Capitol 4088
 SD 39 Toni Atkins (D) Nick Hardeman Capitol 205
 SD 40 Ben Hueso (D) Ana Molina-Rodriguez District 4035
 AD 1 Megan Dahle (R) Erik Brahms Capitol 4208
 AD 2 Jim Wood (D) Liz Snow Capitol 6005
 AD 3 James Gallagher (R) Curtis Grima District 3147
 AD 4 Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D) John Ferrera Capitol 5144
 AD 5 Frank Bigelow (R) 4158
 AD 6 Kevin Kiley (R) Joshua Hoover Capitol 5126
 AD 7 Kevin McCarty (D) Maria Alvarez Capitol 2136
 AD 8 Ken Cooley (D) Jillena Hernandez Capitol 3013
 AD 9 Jim Cooper (D) Lisa Ramer Capitol 6025
 AD 10 Marc Levine (D) Terry Schanz Capitol 5135
 AD 11 Jim Frazier (D) Jennifer Barton Capitol 3091
 AD 12 Heath Flora (R) Dylan Gray Capitol 3098
 AD 13 Susan Talamantes Eggman (D) David Stammerjohan Capitol 4117
 AD 14 Tim Grayson (D) Matthew Powers Capitol 4164
 AD 15 Buffy Wicks (D) Shannon McKinley Capitol 5160
 AD 16 Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D) Jordan Curley Capitol 2130
 AD 17 David Chiu (D) Erin Baum Capitol 4112
 AD 18 Rob Bonta (D) Viviana Becerra Capitol 2148
 AD 19 Phil Ting (D) Irene Ho Capitol 6026
 AD 20 Bill Quirk (D) Tomasa Dueñas Capitol 2163
 AD 21 Adam Gray (D) Adam Capper (Legislative director) Capitol 3152
 AD 22 Kevin Mullin (D) Hugh Bower Capitol 3160
 AD 23 Jim Patterson (R) Christina Nelson Capitol 3132
 AD 24 Marc Berman (D) Harry Ermoian Capitol 6011
 AD 25 Kansen Chu (D) Annie Pham Capitol 3126
 AD 26 Devon Mathis (R) Justin Turner Capitol 2111
 AD 27 Ash Kalra (D) Christopher Reefe Capitol 2196
 AD 28 Evan Low (D) Gina Frisby Capitol 4126
 AD 29 Mark Stone (D) Craig Scholer Capitol 3146
 AD 30 Robert Rivas (D) Steve O’Mara Capitol 5158
 AD 31 Joaquin Arambula (D) Hans Hemann Capitol 5155
 AD 32 Rudy Salas (D) Carla Castilla Capitol 4016
 AD 33 Jay Obernolte (R) Teresa Trujillo Capitol 4116
 AD 34 Vince Fong (R) Sam Chung Capitol 2002
 AD 35 Jordan Cunningham (R) Nick Mirman Capitol 4102
 AD 36 Tom Lackey (R) George Andrews Capitol 2174
 AD 37 Monique Limon (D) Mariana Sabeniano Capitol 6031
 AD 38 Christy Smith (D) Annie Chou Capitol 2158
 AD 39 Luz Rivas (D) Matthew Montgomery Capitol 2160
 AD 40 James Ramos (D) Adriana Ruelas Capitol 4162
 AD 41 Chris Holden (D) Willie Armstrong Capitol 5132
 AD 42 Chad Mayes (I) 4098
 AD 43 Laura Friedman (D) Allison Ruff-Schuurman Capitol 2137
 AD 44 Jacqui Irwin (D) Brett Williams Capitol 5119
 AD 45 Jesse Gabriel (D) Alicia Isaacs Capitol 4139
 AD 46 Adrin Nazarian (D) Dan Savage Capitol 4146
 AD 47 Eloise Gomez Reyes (D) Mark Farouk Capitol 2175
 AD 48 Blanca Rubio (D) Minnie Santillan Capitol 5175
 AD 49 Ed Chau (D) Edmundo Cuevas Capitol 5016
 AD 50 Richard Bloom (D) Guy Strahl Capitol 2003
 AD 51 Wendy Carrillo (D) George Esparza District 4167
 AD 52 Freddie Rodriguez (D) 2188
 AD 53 Miguel Santiago (D) Jaspreet Johl Capitol 6027
 AD 54 Sydney Kamlager (D) Nikki Johnson Capitol 4015
 AD 55 Phillip Chen (R) Ali Navid District 4177
 AD 56 Eduardo Garcia (D) Carlos Gonzalez Capitol 4140
 AD 57 Ian Calderon (D) Tom White Capitol 319
 AD 58 Cristina Garcia (D) Ashley Labar Capitol 2013
 AD 59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D) Cori Ayala Capitol 2117
 AD 60 Sabrina Cervantes (D) Cesar Anda Capitol 5164
 AD 61 Jose Medina (D) Rita Medina as of 1/6/20 Capitol 2141
 AD 62 Autumn Burke (D) Tish Rylander Capitol 5150
 AD 63 Anthony Rendon (D) Carrie Cornwell Capitol 219
 AD 64 Mike Gipson (D) Esthela Pacheco Capitol 3173
 AD 65 Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) Jalene Romo Capitol 6012
 AD 66 Al Muratsuchi (D) Arwen Chenery Capitol 2179
 AD 67 Melissa Melendez (R) Jared Yoshiki Capitol 5128
 AD 68 Steven Choi (R) Cliff Wagner Capitol 2016
 AD 69 Tom Daly (D) Kathleen O’Malley Capitol 3120
 AD 70 Patrick O’Donnell (D) Sophia Kwong Kim Capitol 4001
 AD 71 Randy Voepel (R) Gail Ramer District 4009
 AD 72 Tyler Diep (R) Peter Kim District 4153
 AD 73 Bill Brough (R) Brent Finkel Capitol 3141
 AD 74 Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) Claire Conlon Capitol 4144
 AD 75 Marie Waldron (R) Jayme Chick Capitol 3104
 AD 76 Tasha Boerner Horvath (D) Rob Charles Capitol 4130
 AD 77 Brian Maienschein (D) Lance Witmondt District 2170
 AD 78 Todd Gloria (D) Eduardo Martinez Capitol 2176
 AD 79 Shirley Weber (D) Lisa Martin Capitol 3123
 AD 80 Lorena Gonzalez (D) Evan McLaughlin Capitol 2114


In each section, ads are arranged from newest to oldest. In parentheses, at the end of each ad, is its expiration date. Prices for subscribers are $50/week or $175/month.


Health Access Foundation

Director of Operations & Development Responsible for organizational planning, development, human resources, finances, and operations for the organization. Competitive compensation/benefits. Apply here. (3/13)


Conservation Strategy Group

Legislative Advocate CSG seeks full-time Legislative Advocate to assist in advocacy efforts of a broad array of policy, legislative, and budget activities of the firm. A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years experience in a lobbying or advocacy role are required. Salary DOE. Details. (3/13)



Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs Manage Frontier’s regulatory relationship with state & local agencies in CA & NV. Largely focused on docket control, regulatory compliance & the facilitation of state & local programs. Must have 3-5 yrs of regulatory/ telecom or related experience. Salary based on qualifications. Details here. (2/21)


SEIU California State Council

Legislative Assistant, Full-time Track legislative and budget proposals; prepare relevant documents; write letters, reports and articles concerning proposed legislation and state budget. General administrative duties. 100% employer-sponsored medical, dental and pension. Hourly $25.53/DOE. Details. Email resume/CL: (2/28)


Advancement Project California (APCA)

Associate Director of Government Relations for progressive social justice organization. Seeking dynamic individual to grow advocacy team in Sacramento. Supports APCA’s statewide advocacy efforts including budget, legislation and coalition building. Compensation DOE. Details on our website. (2/21)



Special Assistant to the President and CEO Work closely with Chief of Staff. Charged with making President and CEO a better, faster, stronger, more effective leader by creating capacity to focus on most important work to Alluma. Full-time. Salary $77-$85K. Details here. (3/13)


CA Transportation Commission

Chief Deputy Director Serves as policy advisor to Commission and Executive Director,. Responsible for directing Commission’s policies, programs; serves as chief of staff and oversees the internal operations of the Commission. $11,505- $13,063/month. Details here. (2/28)


Townsend Calkin Tapio

Full-time Receptionist/Office Assistant Phones, errands, inventory, admininstrative support. Professional appearance, attitude. Multi-tasker, detail-oriented. Punctual, reliable. Knowledgeable in MS Outlook/Word/Excel. $16/hour, benefits/401k, mileage reimbursement. Resume, cover to (2/27)


CA State Board of Pharmacy

Assistant Executive Officer C.E.A. Executive-level experience, knowledge of regulatory programs, strong interpersonal/mentoring skills, ability to set goals and direct the work of multidisciplinary staff to achieve the Board’s mission. Salary $10,360-$12,341/month. Details here. (3/5)


California Primary Care Association

Senior Coordinator Social Media/Digital Marketing Develop and implement comprehensive and diversified social media strategies and plans that highlight critical issues impacting California’s community health centers. Excellent salary & benefits. Learn more here. (2/27)


Callahan Public Affairs

Account Coordinator for public affairs, legislative and ballot measure work. Research, writing, coalition-building, social media management and other tasks. 1-2 years experience preferred. Must be able to manage competing deadlines. Salary based on experience. Details. (2/27)


Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Public Policy and External Affairs Director Has agency-wide responsibility for public policy and advocacy work focused on the strategic priorities and populations including families, immigrants, older adults. 5-7 years relevant experience desired. Salary based on experience, generous benefits. Details here. (3/11)


North Natomas Jibe

Communications & Business Outreach Manager Develop communication strategies and programs that support environmentally friendly transportation solutions. 5+ years experience in marketing, branding, PR, constituent outreach, social media, and program development and delivery. Competitive salary. Details. (2/25)


Lucas Public Affairs

Executive Assistant Wide range of administrative duties to support the President and CEO, executive team and office staff. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree. Salary based on experience. Details here. (3/3)


State Compensation Insurance Fund

Legislative Analyst (Sacramento) Seeking candidate with strong writing and analytic skills to analyze legislation affecting State Fund or the workers’ compensation system. Will also provide legislative updates to State Fund leaders and other related activities. Salary $5,149 – $6,446/mo. Details here. (2/28)


Community College League of California

Director, Governmental Relations Responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating League’s budget priorities, statewide advocacy efforts, and federal policy agenda. Salary based on experience; details here. Submit letter of interest, resume, cover letter, three references to (2/24)


BYD Motors

Grants Administrator (Los Angeles) Oversee preparation and drafting of grant applications for federal, state and local funding for zero-emission vehicles and clean energy solutions. 5-7 years experience writing and editing applications for government grant opportunities. Competitive salary. Resume:  (2/19)


BYD Motors

Director of Government Affairs (Los Angeles) Oversee national efforts to drive policies favorable to zero-emission transportation and clean energy solutions at federal, state levels. Manage internal personnel/external lobbyists in multiple jurisdictions. 10+ years experience strongly preferred. Competitive salary. (2/19)


State Treasurer's Office

Executive Director, CA Debt Limit Allocation Committee Establish the allocations for State and local jurisdictions, advise and monitor committee members on policy issues related to private activity bonds, serve as clearinghouse on the use and issuance of private activity bonds. $11,109-12,377 Apply here.  (2/18)


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Full-time Legislative and Administrative Assistant Sacramento Office. Assist the Assistant Vice President for State Advocacy. Salary DOE, position includes benefits. Full details and to apply here. (2/18)


San Juan Unified School District

Grants Technician Perform variety of specialized and technical tasks related to research, development, submission and monitoring of grants that benefit students, families and educators in SJUSD. $3,198-$4,027/mo., excellent benefits package. More info/apply here. (2/25)


California School Boards Association

Legislative Director Shape the political strategy for CSBA’s statewide agenda. Salary based on qualifications. If you are interested in leading a team of legislative advocates to influence opinion in favor of public education, please apply here. (3/2)


Cal State Student Association

Executive Director This position combines senior management of a not-for-profit organization and executive administration of student affairs functions in a higher education institution. Salary DOE. To apply visit here. (12/26)


ACEC California

Legislative and Programs Coordinator Provide support to the Director of Government affairs. Strong communications and organizational skills, team player. Salary based on experience, benefits. More information here. (2/25)


CA Nurses Association

Regulatory/Policy Specialist (Oakland, CA) Interpret/assess proposed legislation & regulations for impact on health care and RNs; testify/present on regulations, legislation & policy; monitor regulatory bodies daily; develop legislative response, policy positions, testimony, lobbying materials. Competitive salary, benefits. Apply. (2/25)


CA Nurses Association

 Legislative Advocate (Sacramento) Demonstrated success at governmental advocacy. Environmental policy preferred with at least 5 years experience. Outstanding communications skills. Excellent salary, benefits, pension. Apply here. (2/25)


County Welfare Directors Association of California

Communications and Outreach Manager Our dedicated and dynamic team needs an experienced professional to lead our media relations, social media, website management, and budget/legislative campaign planning and execution. Knowledge of county programs a plus. Salary DOE; excellent benefits. Details. (2/21)


Harbage Consulting

Medi-Cal Healthier CA for All Policy Consultant Provide policy/operations support to Harbage leadership related to state Medicaid programs across the country, conduct research/analysis on a range of policy and programmatic issues on behalf of clients. Salary based on experience. Details. (2/20)


Harbage Consulting

ACEs Aware Policy Consultant Support design/implementation of CA’s ACEs Aware initiative, launched by CA Surgeon General and DHCS to train Medi-Cal providers on screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences. Develop written materials, support provider/stakeholder engagement activities. Salary based on experience. Details. (2/20)


CA Medical Association

Legislative Advocate Communicate CMA’s positions on legislative proposals and analyze legislative proposals and assessing their relationship to CMA policy. Compensation commensurate with experience. Apply here. (2/18)


Golden Bridge Strategies

Director of Client Accounts for strategic advisory and consulting firm. Serve a rapidly growing portfolio of mostly tech clients. Experience in consulting, legislative or government relations required. Salary depends on experience. More information here. (2/18)


MPPA or MS/ULD Programs at Sacramento State

Earn your Master’s Degree in Public Policy & Administration or Urban Land Development at Sacramento State. Evening classes in downtown Sacramento. Now accepting applications until 3/2/2020. Details here. Contact us at (2/21)


Children's Advocates Roundtable Feb. 27

The Children’s Advocates Roundtable provides a setting for child advocates to share information and strategies. Join us on Feb. 27 to converse with investigative reporter Karen de Sa, discuss transition age youth housing, and review the state budget. Noon-3 p.m., CA Endowment, 1414 K St. Details here. (2/27)


Behavioral Health Integration in Medi-Cal

Join CA Health Care Foundation to learn more about health care systems’ efforts to integrate mental health care, substance use disorder care, and physical health care. Tues, Feb 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Live webinar and telephone options only available. Information here. (2/18)


APYLP 30th Anniversary Dinner

Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project & the Gates Foundation present APYLP’s 30th Anniversary Chinese Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Wed., March 11, Ming Dynasty Restaurant, 1211 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. Tickets $70. Info: or 916 719 5847. (3/11)


She Shares Conversation with Treasurer Fiona Ma

Join She Shares on Wednesday March 11 for a conversation with State Treasurer Fiona Ma. Hear her back story and how she got to where she is today! Moderated by Cassandra Pye of Lucas Public Affairs. 11:30 a.m., Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. Buy tickets here. Contact: Tamara 916 508 2142. (2/18)


UCCS Talk: California’s Vulnerable Children

Join UCCS on Thursday, February 27 from 9 a.m. – Noon for a panel discussion co-sponsored by the UC Davis Center For Poverty Research on “California’s Vulnerable Children: What do We Know about Child Poverty and Health in California and How Can We Put Research into Action?” Register here. (2/18)


Secretary Crowfoot Speaker Series

2020 Priorities with Secretary Crowfoot Hear how the Natural Resources Agency will work to build climate resilience, protect biodiversity, increase access for all, cut “green tape” and more! Feb. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1416 9th Street, First Floor Auditorium. Details. (2/17)

Offices for Rent/Sale

Luxury Offices for Lease

Two Brand New Offices now available in the premier Class A building one block from the Capitol. Available as a group or individually. Access to 2 conference rooms (1 seating 24), private meeting lounge, kitchen and group workspace. $1400 window, $1200 interior, negotiable. 1215 K St. 916 217 2616. (3/13)

Homes/Apartments for Rent

2 Blocks from Capitol Park

Prime Midtown Location, 1704 N St. $1,700 per month, 1 year lease: Spacious 1 bd 1 bth apartment.Laundry in-unit. 1 car garage. Available March 1, 2020. Mother-in-law unit behind historic Victorian. Private residence. Contact Milena Paez for more details. (2/21)


Monday, January 06, 2020


Transportation Secty. David Kim, Sacramento Regional Transit District CEO Henry Li and others promote new bus route from downtown to Sacramento airport being jointly operated by Sacramento RT and Yolobus, say route operating seven days a week with drop-off and pickup locations along Capitol Mall and J and L Streets will have bus service “every 20 to 30 minutes” between 3:24 a.m. and “just past midnight.” 9:30 a.m., Bus stop at Capitol Mall and 7th St. Contact: Jessica Gonzalez 916 662 0342.

Also listed: Sacramento County Supervisors Patrick Kennedy and Phil Serna; Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen; West Sacramento City Councilmember Chris Ledesma; Larry Fleshman, Sacramento County Airport System; Kacey Lizon, Sacramento Area Council of Governments.


Senate — Session 2 p.m.

Assembly — Session 1 p.m.

  • Revenue and Taxation (Autumn Burke, Chair), 2:30 p.m., Rm. 126.
  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), Upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 3162.


Nothing public announced as of 5:05 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.


“Legislative Briefing: 2019 California School Dashboard,” hosted by CA Dept. of Education and the State Board of Education, participants discuss recent update to the Dashboard, a “key component” of the state’s school accountability system that includes “the latest data available on 2018–19 graduation rates, suspension rates, test scores, English learner progress, college/career readiness, and chronic absenteeism.” 10 a.m., Rm. 127. Contact:


“Freedom Angels,” group opposed to student vaccination requirements, sponsors “health freedom movement lobby and rally.” 7:45 a.m. North Side. Contact: CHP 916 445 3876.