Thursday

January 31, 2019

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Representatives with California Immigrant Policy Center, TELECONFERENCE, discuss support for “critical priorities” in governor’s proposed budget, “including expanding healthcare access for young adults;” also discuss “Trump’s federal shutdown over the demand to fund a racist border wall and destructive policy decisions that continue to harm working families across the state and nation.” 11 a.m., Register here. Contact: Jon Rodney, jrodney@caimmigrant.org.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 9 a.m.

  • Budget and Fiscal Review (Holly Mitchell, Chair), 10 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 4203. Subject — Wildfire and Emergency Response and Preparedness.
    • Listed to testifyHelen Kerstein, Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO); Mark Ghilarducci, Director, Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES); Scott Smithline, Director, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle); Matt Almy, Department of Finance (DOF); Jessica Peters, LAO; Thom Porter, Director of Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire); Josh Gauger, Assistant Program Budget Manager, DOF.

Assembly — Session 9 a.m.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Oversight Hearing: Annual Review of California Public Utilities Commission and the Public Advocates Office (1.30.19)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road To Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report CA Election Results: A Political Tsunami?

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session LIVE

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road To Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report CA Election Results: A Political Tsunami?

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Floor Session (1.31.19)

THE GOVERNOR

SAN DIEGO — Governor Gavin Newsom, Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Asm. Lorena Gonzalez and others help “coordinate efforts to provide relief and humanitarian aid to asylum seekers,” also discuss Governor’s budget proposal which includes $25 million “for an immigration rapid response program to assist qualified community-based organizations and non-profit entities in providing services to asylum seekers.”4 p.m., 1350 Front Street, Eshleman Auditorium. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Also listed: San Diego County Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Greg Cox and City Councilmember Chris Ward.

KEEPING UP

The office of Asm. Jordan Cunningham reports the California District Attorneys Assn. named him Legislator of the Year for his “pivotal role in passing legislation protecting human trafficking victims and bolstering measures that can be taken against traffickers.” Contact: Nick Mirman 916 319 2035.


We erred yesterday in our item about progress toward the construction of a new Capitol Annex by saying that the Joint Rules committee overseeing the process will be meeting this month. It’s not. It did meet in February of 2018, which is how we got crossed up. It seems we’ve been writing a lot of these corrections lately. If too much of a good thing is actually bad, what results from too much of a bad thing? We don’t know, but we will certainly try our best not to find out. Contact: morningreport@capitolmr.com


Room With a View

Asm. Luz Rivas may not have a window in her Capitol office, but she still has a picturesque view. Adorning the wall behind her desk is a decal of window opening onto a view of a lush, green garden. The “view” was a gift from her staff, chief among them chief of staff, Matthew Montgomery. “When I first sat down with my chief of staff, I told him my priority was getting onto Budget Subcommittee Number 3 and the Budget Committee, and that I didn’t care if I got an office with a window,” Rivas said. “After we found out the Speaker gave me those committee assignments, I came in one day and [Montgomery] said, ‘I know it wasn’t a priority, but I got you an office with a window anyway.’” Artificial or not, Rivas’ room with a view helps. “I see the green space, the window is open and it makes me feel peaceful,” she said. Rivas posted her “window” on Twitter and said visitors have stopped by to check it out. While the novelty of it all is fine with her, she hasn’t lost perspective. “Regardless of where we sit and how much space we have, we’re here to get good laws passed to benefit Californians,” Rivas said. Contact: 916 319 2039.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Historic State Capitol Commission, quarterly meeting, hears update from Jason Partida of the State Capitol Museum on an exhibit opening in the spring that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Capitol serving as the seat of state government; other business. 9 a.m., Rm. 113. Contact: Koren Benoit 916 651 1504.

Agenda here.


Public Utilities Commission, considers request from Southern California Edison Company to collect $983.8 million from its bundled service customers and through fees charged to departing load customers during the next 18 months to make up for procurement costs it says it failed to collect from ratepayers despite having twice failed to notify CPUC in a timely manner that its revenue requirement was running a negative balance; other business. 9:30 a.m., 400 R St. Contact: 415 703 2074.

Agenda here.


Dept. of Parks and Recreation Office of State Historical Resources Commission, first of two days, first day is a workshop on topics including preparation of the 2019-2023 Statewide Historic Preservation Plan, which is required by the National Park Service every five years as a condition of the grant each state can receive from the federal Historic Preservation Fund. 1:30 p.m., CA State Parks Northern Service Center, Anza Borrego Room, 1 Capitol Mall Ste. 410Contact: 916 445 7000.

Agenda here.

Commission holds regular meeting Friday, considers four new nominations for the National Register of Historic Places, including Weilheimer House in Mountain View, a one-story Queen Anne style house built in 1894 that was the home of Julius Weilheimer, a merchant who was Mountain View’s mayor and led “the town through its rebuilding in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake;” other business, 9 a.m., 1416 9th St.

Agenda here.


CA Health Facilities Financing Authority, considers staff recommendation to authorize $13.5 million in tax exempt revenue bonds to finance construction projects and refinance existing debt for Tarzana Treatment Centers Inc., a non-profit in Los Angeles County that provides substance abuse and mental health treatment to adults and youth, includes renovating 3,000 sq. ft. of an outpatient treatment facility to add a primary clinic and more office space; other business. 1:30 p.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Room 587. Contact: 916 653 2799.

Other meeting location listed in Madera; teleconference available: 877 810 9415, Participant code: 6535126.

Agenda here.


MILPITAS — Medical Board of California, first of two days, considers staff recommendation to exclude questions from application to receive a medical license that regard an applicant’s mental health or substance abuse history “because they require the applicant to reveal a diagnosis and treatment of a mental disorder not relevant to the applicant’s current ability to practice medicine safely;” other business. 2:45 p.m., Crown Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley, 777 Bellew DrContact: 916 263 2389.

Second day of meeting starts at 9 a.m., same location.

Agenda and staff reports here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Interim Exec. Dir. Ria Sengupta Bhatt, California Competes; Rona Sherriff, co-director of California Edge Coalition; and others lead briefing for legislative staff on “the needs of adults in California’s higher education system,” say California has four million adults with some college education but no degree, discuss “policies to support them to move past the finish line;” lunch provided. Noon, Eureka Room. Contact: Taylor Myers, tmyers@californiacompetes.org.


Learning Policy Institute and New America sponsor forum on “transforming early care and education in California,” features panel discussion with “leading researchers and practitioners in the field” and remarks from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s chief of staff Ann O’Leary and CEO Linda Darling-Hammond, Learning Policy Institute; refreshments served, space limited. 4 p.m., Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, 500 J St. Contact: Angela Pontes, Angela.Pontes@asm.ca.gov.


SAN FRANCISCO — “Can California Go Carbon Neutral,” Chair Mary Nichols, Air Resources Board, and others discuss former Gov. Jerry Brown’s “surprise gambit to take the world’s fifth largest economy to net zero” with the signing of SB 100 (2018) and his “executive order committing California to economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2045,” also discuss what it will take “for California to achieve such a feat.” $20. 6:30 p.m., 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium. Contact: Riki Rafner 415 597 6712.

Other listed speakers: Bob Holycross, Ford Motor Company; John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Company; Greg Dalton (moderator), Climate One.

Details here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Camp Fire survivors, members of “No PG&E Bailout” and others demand “compensation of victims families for the PG&E caused California fires,” denounce California Public Utility Commission “decision on Monday to declare an ’emergency’ allowing PG&E to avoid public process and take out $6 billion in loans,” say loans will “put out of state investors before Californians affected by fires, as the big banks will be paid before survivors and victims see a dime;” also “read names of the 88 people killed in the 2018 Camp Fire.” 9:10 a.m., Outside Victims Compensation Board, 400 R St. Contact: Pete Woiwode 734 709 1789.

MISCELLANEOUS

PHILLIPS STATION — John King and John Paasch, Dept. of Water Resources, conduct second snow survey of 2019. 11 a.m., Intersection of Hwy. 50 and Sierra-at-Tahoe Road. Contact: Chris Orrock 916 651 7012.

Media availability follows measurement.


CANCELED, “Energy 101,” Colin Sueyres of Sen. Jim Nielsen’s office organizes second in a series of brown bag lunch discussions for staffers, Rebecca Lee, Southern California Edison and Amy Mmagu, Southern California Public Power Authority, discuss “investor-owned utilities’ ratemaking before the Public Utilities Commission and how publicly-owned utilities interact with the California Energy Commission;” bring your own lunch. Noon, Rm. 112. Contact: Sueyres, Colin.Sueyres@sen.ca.gov.


California Community Colleges hosts town hall and college fair, Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and others discuss “the barriers and challenges that impact African-American student success, education completion and goal attainment.” 5 p.m., Dr. Ephraim Williams Family Life Center, 4036 14th Ave. Contact: Laura Gonzalez 916 210 9378.

Also listed: Vice Pres. Pamela Haynes, California Community Colleges Board of Governors; Pres. Cassandra Jennings, Greater Sacramento Urban League; CEO Margaret Fortune, Fortune School; Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King.

Free, dinner served; details here.


LOS ANGELES — Southern California Contractors Assn. hosts meet and greet reception for local elected officials and others. 5 p.m., The Jonathan Club, 545 Figueroa St. Contact: Clayton Miller, cmiller@sccaweb.org.

Followed by 6:30 p.m. dinner, please RSVP.


MONTEREY — California Alliance Group and Johnson Controls co-sponsor VIP Dinner Party with former State Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and school district superintendents, “invite only to school administrators and officials.” 7 p.m., Scales Seafood & Steak Restaurant, 30 Fisherman’s Wharf. Contact: Paul Fickas, paul@californiaalliancegroup.com.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Axiom Advisors, California Building Industry Assn.; Getaround Inc., a Delaware Corporation, 1/28/19… Capitol Advocacy, Mission Surgical Clinic, 1/28/19… Fearless Advocacy, California Assn. of Museums; Rescue + Freedom Project, 1/28/19… SC Advocates (new firm), California Coin and Bullion Merchants Assn., Inc.; California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Independent Physical Therapists of California, 1/25/19… Sloat Higgins Jensen & Associates, Sonoma Lab Works, 1/28/19… WPSS Group, Geolinks, 1/28/19

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Kelly Ash, California Grocers Assn., 1/25/19… Stephen Cattolica, SC Advocates, 1/25/19… Jason Kinney, Axiom Advisors, 1/28/19… Melissa Romero, California League of Conservation Voters, 1/28/19.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Gina Da Silva, California Immigrant Policy Center, 1/28/19.

CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CANDIDATE INTENTION STATEMENT (Candidate’s name, Party, Office, Year, Accept voluntary expenditure ceiling?, Candidate’s address and phone number): Joseph J. Cho, Democratic, SD 29, Yes, 2271 W. Malvern Ave. #416, Fullerton, CA 92833, 562 547 4434… Brian W. Jones, Republican, SD 38, 2022, Yes, 10517 Braverman, Santee, CA 92071, 619 743 2278… Holly J. Mitchell, Democratic, Secretary of State, 2022, No, 1127 11th St. Ste. 609, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916 706 2677… Patrick O’Donnell, Democratic, AD 70, 2020, No, 3605 Long Beach Blvd. Ste. 426, Long Beach, CA 90807, 562 427 2100.

POLITICAL NOTES

Shelly Masur’s campaign for SD 13 releases endorsements, newly listed among the endorsers is former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin. Release here. Masur, a Democrat, is a Redwood City Councilmember and CEO of Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation. She seeks to succeed Sen. Jerry Hill, who terms out in 2020. Contact: Barry Barnes 415 308 0605.


Lena Gonzalez’s campaign for SD 33 reports endorsements from Downey Councilmember Fernando Vasquez, Lakewood Councilmember Jeff Wood, former Long Beach Councilmembers Suja Lowenthal and Tonia Reyes Uranga, Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez, Los Angeles Community College District Trustee Gabriel Buelna, Norwalk-La Mirada USD Board member Jesse Urquidi, Rolling Hills Mayor Patrick Wilson, Signal Hill Councilmember Larry Forester, former South Gate Councilmember Gil Hurtado and Board Member Bob Katherman, Water Replenishment District of Southern California. Release here. Gonzalez, a Democrat, is a member of the Long Beach City Council. Contact: Sergio Carrillo 310 748 6495.


Dave Min’s campaign for SD 37 reports that Min and his slate “won 9 of the 14 ADEM delegate positions” for representing AD 74 at California Democratic Party conventions, says “these early party elections are widely seen as early tests of a candidate’s viability and campaign’s strength.” Release hereMin, a Democrat, is a professor of law at UC Irvine and a former enforcement attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission. Contact: Orrin Evans 818 359 5536.

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PREVIEW

Friday, February 01, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — No Session.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Floor Session (1.31.19)

  • 2 a.m.

    Senate Budget and Fiscal Review (1.31.19)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report HSR Business Plan

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Business & Professions Committee (1.29.19)

  • Noon

    Senate Contingent of the Joint Rules Committee (1.30.19)

  • 2 p.m.

    Senate Budget and Fiscal Review (1.31.19)

  • 4:30 p.m.

    Oversight Hearing: Annual Review of California Public Utilities Commission and the Public Advocates Office (1.30.19)

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report HSR Business Plan

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Business & Professions Committee (1.29.19)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 4:55 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

ONTARIO — Board of Optometry, hears update on 2019 legislation that defines optometry “assessment mechanism” as any automated or virtual equipment, application or technology designed to be used on a telephone or computer for the purpose of conducting an eye assessment, either in person or remotely, and includes artificial intelligence devices and equipment that is used to perform an eye assessment; other business. 9:15 a.m., American Career College Ontario Campus, 3130 East Sedona Ct. Contact: Cheree Kimball 916 575 7170.

Agenda here.


State Water Resources Control Board sponsors workshop on proposed standards for urban retailers to reduce water lost by leaks, theft and other causes, staff provides overview of prior stakeholder meetings that covered topics including monitoring technologies, costs and accounting for differences between systems. 10 a.m., Cal/EPA, 1001 I St. Contact: 916 341 5600.

Similar event Monday in Chino at 10 a.m. at Inland Empire Utilities Agency, 6075 Kimball Ave.

Agendas here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

SAN FRANCISCO — Sen. Scott Wiener addresses The Pearl Gala, sponsored by the San Francisco Community Health Center, discusses “the impacts of HIV on communities of color and efforts the Legislature is pursuing this year to reduce new infections, deaths and stigma.” 6:30 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton St. Contact: Victor.Ruiz-Cornejo@sen.ca.gov.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

“Putting Evidence into Action to Advance Equity in California,” annual conference sponsored by Policy Analysis for California Education; academics, researchers, advocates “investigate the current status of PreK-12 education in California in the areas of student success, governance, personnel and finance,” panel discussion topics include early childhood education, “promising practices in local data use” and “promising practices in local democratic engagement in school governance”; also release latest results from PACE/USC Rossier poll on public education. $125. 9 a.m., Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, 500 J St. Contact: 650 724 2832.

Listed speakers include: Exec. Dir. Heather Hough, PACE; Supt. Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Office of Education; Sujie Shin, California Collaborative for Educational Excellence; Lupita Cortez Alcalá, CA Dept. of Education.

Details here.


BERKELEY — “California Votes: A Post-Mortem on the 2018 Election,” hosted by Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, former legislators, consultants, reporters and others offer their insights into the salient factors of last year’s midterms. 9 a.m., UC Berkeley, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall. Contact: 510 642 1473.

Listed speakers: Lisa García Bedolla, Institute of Governmental Studies; Marisa Lagos (moderator), KQED; former Asm. Kristin Olsen; Mindy Romero, California Civic Engagement Project; Dan Schnur, Sacramento Bee California Influencer Series; Carla Marinucci (moderator), Politico; Ace Smith, strategist with Newsom for Governor campaign; Tim Rosales, campaign manager for John Cox for Governor campaign; Pat Dennis, campaign manager for Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor campaign; Brandon Hall, strategist for John Chiang for Governor campaign; former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin; Laurel Rosenhall (moderator), CALmatters; Nicole Boucher, California Donor Table; Mary Hughes, Democratic strategist; Amanda Renteria, Emerge America; John Myers (moderator), Los Angeles Times; Katie Merrill, Fight Back California; Pablo Rodriguez, Communities for a New California; Mike Madrid, Republican consultant; Mark DiCamillo, Berkeley IGS Poll; Lea Grundy, Goundworks Campaigns.

More here.


Assembly Foster Care Select Committee and Children Now sponsor policy roundtable on “2019 child welfare legislation and budget requests.” 10 a.m., Rm. 317. Contact: Susanna Kniffen 916 379 5256 x124.

Listed speakers include: Susanna Kniffen, Children Now; Kristin Power, Alliance for Children’s Rights.

Agenda here.

MISCELLANEOUS

SAN MARCOS — Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis visits CSU San Marcos, seeks input on “the future of these institutions in shaping our future workforce;” event is first in Kounalakis’ tour of all the CSU and UC campuses. 9 a.m., CSU San Marcos, 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd. Contact: Danna Stapleton 916 445 8994.

Later visits San Diego State University at 1:30 p.m.

Tour continues on Feb. 15 with a visit to UC Berkeley.


Office of Secty. of State Alex Padilla conducts randomized alphabet drawing to determine order in which candidates’ names will appear on ballots for the March 26 special primary election ballots for SD 1 and SD 33. 11 a.m., Secretary of State’s Office, Elections Division, 5th Floor, 1500 11th St. Contact: 916 653 6575.


“A Taste of Africa,” kickoff for Black History Month 2019, marks 170th anniversary of recognition of Negro Bar “as the first mining camp along today’s American River Parkway,” which is now a state park in Folsom, “join us to retain the authentic historic name Negro Bar, one of California’s first gold mining towns established in 1849;” also “samples of fine Ethiopian Cuisine from Queen Sheba and African Fusion creation from Chef Pannell.” 1 p.m., Rm. 126. Contact: Michael Harris 916 346 3327.


SATURDAY, DOWNEY — Asm. Cristina Garcia holds “Swearing-In and Pride of the 58th Celebration,” takes oath of office, UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta administers oath, includes musical performances, food and drinks from local food trucks, etc.; also seeks donations of “boxed tampons or pads, packaged underwear or socks and toiletries” to benefit the homeless in the district. 11 a.m., Downey Adult School, 12340 Woodruff Ave. Contact: 562 861 5803.

More here.