Thursday

January 4, 2018

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones discusses findings from Dept. of Insurance study on the availability of fire insurance coverage for high-risk homes in California, addresses “consumer complaints and details recommendations for legislators to consider to improve coverage availability for homeowners’ facing high risk from wildfires.” 10 a.m., Dept. of Insurance, 300 Capitol Mall, 13th Floor Conference Rm. Contact: 916 492 3566.

Teleconference available for credentialed media only, dial in: 800 230 1035.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 9 a.m.

Rules (Kevin de Leon, Chair), Upon adjournment of Session, Rm. 3191.


Assembly — Session 9 a.m.

  • Joint hearing, Joint legislative Committee on Climate Change Polices, and Natural Resources (Asms. Eduardo Garcia and Cristina Garcia, Chairs), 1 p.m., Rm. 126. Subject — 2030 Target Scoping Plan.
    • Listed to testifyMary Nichols, California Air Resources Board; Ross Brown, Legislative Analyst’s Office.
  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), 10 minutes prior to Session, Rm. 3162.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Floor Session (1.3.18)

  • 2 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session (1.3.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 708: CA voting

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Floor Session LIVE

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing: 2030 Target Scoping Plan LIVE

  • 6 p.m.

    California Conversations with James Brulte

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 708: CA voting

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Floor Session LIVE

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:15 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

KEEPING UP

Speaker Anthony Rendon has announced changes to the Democratic leadership for the 2017-18 session. Asm. Laura Friedman is now Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore, replacing Asm. Autumn Burke; Asm. Todd Gloria is Majority Whip, replacing former Asm. Raul Bocanegra; and Asm. Eloise Gómez Reyes is Assistant Majority Whip, Gloria’s former position. Rendon also announced changes to 19 committees, including appointing Asm. Monique Limón as chair of the Banking and Finance Committee, replacing former Asm. Matt Dababneh; and appointing Asm. Autumn Burke as chair of the Revenue and Taxation Committee, replacing former Asm. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas. Letter with full list of committee changes here. Contact: Kevin Liao, Kevin.Liao@asm.ca.gov.


Sen. Tony Mendoza has announced that he’s taking a leave of absence through January 26. In a statement posted on his Facebook and Twitter pages, Mendoza said: “I am deeply disappointed that I was forced into this action without any due process, which is counter to the very essence of two significant pillars of our American society….fairness and justice.” “…I commit to cooperating with the investigation with the intent of clearing my name. I intend to return to again fully representing my constituents no later than February 1, 2018, including my committee chairmanship and membership.” Full statement here. Contact: Robert Alaniz 626 628 0732.


Pro Tem Kevin de León and Speaker Anthony Rendon have announced forming the Joint Committee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, a subcommittee of the Joint Rules Committee. The committee will be “tasked with creating a bicameral set of additional reforms to improve how the Legislature addresses the issue of sexual harassment and how it can better protect those who report harassment or abuse,” and will hold its first hearing later this month. Its members are: Asm. Laura Friedman (chair); Sen. Holly Mitchell (vice chair); Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates; Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle; Sens. Jean Fuller and Connie Leyva; and Asms. Eloise Gómez Reyes and Marie Waldron. Contact: Jonathan.Underland@sen.ca.gov (de León) or Kevin.Liao@asm.ca.gov (Rendon).


Gov. Jerry Brown has announced that he will introduce his proposed 2018-19 state budget Wednesday, January 10 at 10 a.m. in Rm. 1190; event is open to credentialed media only. Brown will also deliver his State of the State address before a joint session of the Legislature on Thursday, January 25 at 10 a.m. in the Assembly Chamber. Media interested in attending must be credentialed for the event by the Speaker’s office. Credential application can be found here and must be returned to Maya.Polon@asm.ca.gov by 5 p.m. Monday, January 22. Credentials will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact: 916 445 4571.


Newly-elected Asm. Wendy Carrillo has announced hiring Alicia Isaacs as her chief of staff. Isaacs has been interim chief of staff to Sen. Henry Stern, and before that was deputy director of policy & electricity markets for SolarCity. She was also communications director for former Asm. Henry Perea. Carrillo also reports hiring George Esparza as her district director. Esparza has been with the City of Los Angeles for the past ten years, most recently as special assistant of special projects for Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar, who represents District 14 which overlaps AD 51, represented by Carrrillo. Contact: Wendy@wendyforassembly.com.


The Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee reports hiring Ronak Daylami as chief consultant. Daylami was an attorney for the Dept. of Technology and, before that, she was counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than five years. Daylami started her new job Tuesday. Contact: Jessica Langtry 916 319 2200.


The Secretary of State’s office reports James Schwab is now deputy secretary of state for policy and planning and will focus on the implementation of the Voter’s Choice Act in 2018. Before taking on his new role, he was chief of legislative affairs. Tiffany Mok has been hired to replace Schwab as chief of legislative affairs. She previously served as senior policy consultant for Sen. Ben Allen since January 2015. Contact: James.Schwab@sos.ca.gov and Tiffany.Mok@sos.ca.gov.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Gambling Control Commission, considers Tony Grant Corkhill’s application for tribal key employee status in order to take a management post at a casino; other business. 10 a.m., 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr., Rm. 100. Contact: 916 263 0700.

Agenda here.


SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, holds public hearing on joint application by the city of San Rafael and Roots Construction Company to remove a public restroom at Jean and John Starkweather Shoreline Park; restroom has been closed since 1985 “due to vandalism and security concerns;” other business. 1 p.m., Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale St. Contact: 415 352 3600..

Agenda here.


Delta Independent Science Board, part of the Delta Stewardship Council, first of two days, hears seminar lecture from Steve Culberson, Interagency Ecological Program, as part of board’s brown bag series, who gives “a brief history and overview of IEP monitoring surveys and how they are coordinated to inform management;” other business. 1:30 p.m., 980 Ninth St. Second Floor. Contact: Eric Alvarez 916 445 5383.

Second day meeting begins at 9 a.m., includes brown bag seminar delivered by Karen Larsen, California Water Quality Monitoring Council, who discusses current activities to “coordinate and improve water quality monitoring and assessment.”

Also TELEMEETING location in Oregon, WI.

Agenda here.

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

Legislative Analyst’s Office has released its report, “An Evaluation of California State University’s Cross-Campus Online Education Program,” which provides “opportunities for students attending one campus to find and get credit for courses at other campuses,” finds “due in large part to CSU’s problematic database and certain factors identified by the Chancellor’s Office, to date very few students have enrolled in online courses at other CSU campuses—an average of just two full-time equivalent students per campus in fall 2015,” recommends legislation requiring CSU to report on several issues, including “planned actions to boost cross-campus online enrollment, including a requirement for CSU to revamp its database by a specified date.” Contact: Mike Greer, mike.greer@lao.ca.gov.


California Dept. of Water Resources has released results of its first snow survey of the water year; manual survey at Phillips Station east of Sacramento found “little snowpack,” registering just 3 percent of average for this time of year, but electronic readings throughout the Sierra showed total snow pack at 24 percent of the Jan. 3 average, notes “as we’re only a third of the way through California’s three wettest months, it’s far too early to draw conclusions about what kind of a wet season we’ll have this year.” Contact: Doug Carlson 916 653 5114.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Members of California Partnership to End Domestic Violence kick off campaign urging legislators to increase funding “for lasting solutions to domestic violence” and “ensure that California’s survivors receive protection for a lifetime – because the damaging impact of domestic violence can last for years.” 10 a.m., North Steps. Contact: Jessica Merrill, jessica@cpedv.org.

Later, hosts briefing “on Californians’ views on gender, sexism and domestic violence,” representatives from Blue Shield of California Foundation discuss “how social norms about sexual harassment and gender equality contribute to domestic violence.” 11 a.m., Rm. 437.

MISCELLANEOUS

AUBURN — Regina Bateson, Democratic candidate for CD 4, pulls official nomination papers before launching signature-gathering drive to appear on the 2018 ballot. 3:30 p.m., Placer County Elections Division, 2956 Richardson Dr. Contact: Karl Grubaugh 530 295 7007.

Followed by rally with supporters at 4 p.m., same location.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Achieve Inclusive Results (new firm), Crooked Face Productions, 1/2/18… Capitol Advocacy, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and its affiliated entities, 1/2/18… Capitol Strategies Group, Pride Industries, 1/2/18… Norwood Associates, National Payroll Reporting Consortium, 1/2/18… The Quintana Cruz Company (new firm), All in Alliance; American Federation of Musicians Local 47; California Business Properties Assn.; Californians for Tobacco Harm Reduction; DraftKings Inc.; Library Systems & Services; County of Sacramento; County of San Mateo; South Coast AQMD; VIAD Corp.; WeDrop, 1/2/18… RMarcus Government Strategies (new firm), Hinderliter, DeLlamas and Associates, 1/2/18.

CLIENT DELETIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Cline & Duplissea, Wayne B. Hughes, Jr., 1/2/18.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Anna Alvarado, The Quintana Cruz Company, 1/2/18… Steve Cruz, The Quintana Cruz Company, 1/2/18… Melanie Cuevas, The Quintana Cruz Company, 1/2/18… Caitlin Maple, The Quintana Cruz Company, 1/2/18… Rebecca Marcus, RMarcus Government Strategies, 1/2/18… David Quintana, The Quintana Cruz Company, 1/2/18… Savanna Riley, The Quintana Cruz Company, 1/2/18.

POLITICAL NOTES

Asm. Travis Allen’s campaign for Governor has distributed a video of Allen appearing on a segment of Fox News which aired Tuesday, features Allen inviting “President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to sue Sacramento over the new ‘sanctuary state’ law,” says “much of the state opposes the new law and is not as liberal as the rest of the country claims.” Release here. Allen, a Republican, was elected to the Assembly in 2012. Contact: jenniffer@jointravisallen.com.


John Cox’s campaign for Governor reports that “between July 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2017, he has raised $302,800 from 2,866 individual donors, bringing his campaign’s 2017 total to $3,514, 070 raised from 4,165 individual donors since announcing his candidacy in March,” says “additionally, Cox’s gubernatorial campaign contributed and loaned the Give Voters a Voice — Repeal the Gas Tax Committee a total of $250,000.” Release hereCox, a Republican, is a businessman from San Diego and the proponent of the “Neighborhood Legislature” initiative. Contact: Matt Shupe 415 735 8491.


Eleni Kounalakis’ campaign for Lieutenant Governor releases statement responding what it says is “threatening” comment by Acting ICE director Thomas Homan, quoting him as saying California “better hold on tight” in wake of new sanctuary law, Kounalakis says “We need better pathways to citizenship for farmworkers, like the Blue Card bill sponsored by Senators Feinstein and Harris. Congress must approve DACA as soon as possible. As Lt. Governor, I will continue fighting for the rights of all Californians, particularly those who are most vulnerable.” Release hereKounalakis, a Democrat, is a senior advisor with Albright Stonebridge Group, and is a former executive with AKT Development, a Sacramento real estate firm founded by her father, Angelo Tsakopoulos. Contact: Katie Merrill 510 508 0572.


Eric Early’s campaign for Attorney General reports an endorsement from former Secretary of State George Shultz. Release here. Early, a Republican, is an attorney with 25 years of experience as a business and real estate litigator. Contact: Matt Cunningham 714 504 4106.


Sen. Ricardo Lara’s campaign for Insurance Commissioner reports an endorsement from US Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard. Release hereLara, a Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 2012 and currently represents SD 33. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Asm. Tony Thurmond’s campaign for Supt. of Public Instruction reports an endorsement from the California Nurses Assn. Release here. Thurmond, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly in 2014 and before that he was a Richmond City Councilmember. Contact: Madeline Franklin 209 210 8950.


Andrew Grant’s campaign for CD 7 reports an endorsement from Citrus Heights Mayor Steve Miller. Release here. Grant, a Republican, is the former CEO of the Northern California World Trade Center and a veteran of the US Marines. Contact: Jason Cabel Roe, jcroe@roestrategic.com.


Mike Levin’s campaign for CD 49 reports raising “over $307,000 in contributions, bringing his total since announcing his candidacy in March to $1.225 million,” adding “Levin has raised the funds in a true grassroots fashion, from over 11,000 contributions from all 50 states;” also reports endorsements from the National Organization for Women, Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Release hereLevin, a Democrat, is an attorney and a former executive director of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Contact: Parke Skelton 626 535 9616.


Democrat Jesse Gabriel has announced his candidacy for AD 45, seat previously held by former Asm. Matt Dababneh; campaign has also announced that Gabriel has “raised over $300,000 in the two weeks since he began exploring a potential bid,” says “that figure includes approximately $265,000 raised from individual contributors during the final two weeks of 2017 as well as a $50,000 personal contribution;” also reports endorsement from Sen. Ben Allen. Release here. Gabriel is a member of the Los Angeles County Commission on Local Government Services and a constitutional rights attorney. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.

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PREVIEW

Friday, January 05, 2018

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — No Session.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 1:30 a.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing: 2030 Target Scoping Plan (1.4.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 705: CA Supreme Court

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs (11.6.17)

  • Noon

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Universal Healthcare (10.24.17)

  • 7 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 705: CA Supreme Court

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs (11.6.17)

  • 10 p.m.

    PPIC: Priorities for CA water (10.26.17)

THE GOVERNOR

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

THE DAILY BREAD

SATURDAY, CONCORD — Mark DeSaulnier for Congress (CD 11), campaign kickoff, Champion $250, Ally $100, Fighter $50, Ticket $25, 1 p.m., Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 342 Hall, 935 Detroit Ave. Contact: 925 957 1123.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, considers adopting emergency rulemaking to allow removal of dead or dying trees within 300 feet of homes damaged or destroyed in the October 2017 wildfires in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties; other business. 10 a.m., Resources Building, 1416 Ninth St. Contact: 916 653 8007.

Other locations listed: Berkeley and Arcata.

Agenda here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care and Children Now sponsor briefing on foster care system reforms intended to help youth maintain a stable family environment, discuss the Level of Care Rate Protocol used by county child welfare and probation staff for foster placement; the protocol takes into consideration each child’s physical, behavioral and emotional health; education level and need for specific family services. 10 a.m., Rm. 125. Contact: Susanna Kniffen 916 379 5256 x124.

Listed speakers: Diana Boyer, County Welfare Directors Assn.; Brandon Nichols, Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services; Carroll Schroeder, California Alliance of Child and Family Services; Deirdre Skelton, caregiver in Los Angeles County and Angie Schwartz, Alliance for Children’s Rights.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

“Dream Walk” participants march and protest “recent political events in the White House that have affected hundreds of thousands of Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals recipients,” convene DACA students and community leaders to speak about “the next steps for Dreamers” and “information on lawyers who can help out with immigration status;” features live music and dance, food vendors, henna and merchandise stands. 1 p.m., West Lawn. Contact: 916 445 3876.

MISCELLANEOUS

CYPRESS — Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva, along with featured guest Treasurer John Chiang, holds continental breakfast and “conversation about the issues affecting California from an insider’s perspective.” 7:30 a.m., Cypress College, Theatre Arts Building, 9200 Valley View St. Contact: Michael.Henning@asm.ca.gov.


WEST SACRAMENTO — Secty. Brian Kelly, CA Transportation Agency, and Acting CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley lead graduation ceremony for 108 new officers who completed 28 weeks of training at the CHP Academy. 10 a.m., CHP Academy, 3500 Reed Ave. Contact: Jaime Coffee 916 843 3312.

Following the ceremony, family members pin badges on the newly sworn officers.

WEEKENDS AT THE CAPITOL

SATURDAY, Lake County Republican Party hosts “Voice of the People” event, features 2018 Republican candidates and information tables to provide “resources needed to generate a positive environment and an active, impactful community.” 11 a.m., North Steps. Contact: Lani Kane 707 349 5457.

Speakers include: Candidates Mark Meuser, Secretary of State; Eric Early, Attorney General; David Hernandez, Lieutenant Governor; Stasyi Barth, Governor; Jazmina Saavedra and Paul Taylor, US Senate; Donald Babadalir, SD 8; Janine DeRose and Austin Bennet, SD 6.