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May 18, 2018

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

SAN DIEGO — Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Sen. Ben Hueso, Asm. Todd Gloria and others discuss “upcoming highway and transit projects in the San Diego region” funded through SB 1, highlight “a $700 million project led by Caltrans and the San Diego Assn. of Governments to reduce congestion along the North Coast Corridor of Interstate 5” that would extend carpool lanes in each direction, “restore the San Elijo Lagoon, double-track the rail line” and “build 10 miles of new bike and pedestrian trails.” 10 a.m., Balboa Park, 1795-1799 Park Blvd. Contact: Ed Joyce 619 688 6723.

Other speakers include: Caltrans Dir. Laurie Berman.


Sacramento City Councilmember Eric Guerra, SEIU attorney Eric Wiesner and others announce filing an amicus brief in lawsuit to “stop Trump administration from overturning” AB 450, which protected “workers from unnecessary reverification of work authorization” and empowered “employers to require a warrant before immigration enforcement agents can enter non-public areas of a worksite.” 10:30 a.m., Federal Courthouse, 501 I St. Contact: Sarah Jimenez 916 444 7614.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — No Session.

  • CANCELED, Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education (Anthony Portantino, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. 3191.
  • CANCELED, Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation (Bob Wieckowski, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. 112
  • CANCELED, Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services (Richard Pan, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. 4203.
  • CANCELED, Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government (Richard Roth, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. 2040.
  • CANCELED, Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary (Nancy Skinner, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. 113.

Assembly — No Session.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Senate Floor Session (5.17.18)

  • 2 a.m.

    Assembly Budget Subcommittee #3 (5.17.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 717: “2018: The Political Forecast”

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Transportation Committee (5.15.18)

  • Noon

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Rebuilding Communities after Natural Disasters (5.14.18)

  • 7 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8 p.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 717: “2018: The Political Forecast”

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Transportation Committee (5.15.18)

THE GOVERNOR

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown addresses conference sponsored by Mobility 21, discusses California Transportation Commission having allocated “billions more dollars for transportation projects across California under SB 1.” 9:30 a.m., Los Angeles Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St. Contact: 916 445 4571.

Details here.

Credentialed media only; RSVP to Kristin Slocum at 949 375 4523.

THE DAILY BREAD

SAN DIEGO — (Toni) Atkins for Senate 2020 (39th SD), lunch, Chair $8800 (8 tickets), Table Sponsor $4400 (8 tickets), Co-Chair $2600 (6 tickets), Sponsor $1000 (4 tickets), Ticket $250, Democratic Club Member $100, 11:30 a.m. Chair reception, Noon Luncheon, Kona Kai Resort & Spa, 1551 Shelter Island Dr. Contact: 619 239 1721.


LOS ANGELES — Tony Thurmond for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018, reception, Chair $7300, Host $5000, Co-Host $2500, Advocate $1000, Friend $500, Ticket $100, Teachers and school employees $50, Students $25, 4 p.m., SLS Hotel, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd. Contact: dailysmith@gmail.com.


HILLSBOROUGH — Jackie Speier for Congress (CD 14), “Catch the Blue Wave,” Mavericks $2700, Pipeline $1000, Point Break $500, White Cap $300, 6 p.m., Private home, address upon RSVP. Contact: 650 347 4370.


PASADENA — Ben Allen for State Senate 2018 (26th SD), Taylor Swift concert, Two tickets $3000, Ticket $2000, 7 p.m., Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr. Contact: 916 400 3721.


SATURDAY, BIRDS LANDING — Jim Frazier for Assembly 2018 (11th AD), annual sporting clay shoot, Bullseye $4400 (4 shooters), Marksman $2500 (2 shooters), Straight Shooter $1500, 8 a.m., Birds Landing Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays, 2099 Collinsville Rd. Contact: 916 400 3721.

Includes 100 clay targets, ammunition, eye and ear protection; BBQ lunch with awards follows.


SATURDAY, SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Grayson for Assembly 2018 (14th AD), SF Giants vs. Colorado Rockies game, Ticket $2000, 1:05 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza. Contact: 916 594 9695.


SATURDAY, MONTARA — Travis Allen for Governor 2018, reception and silent auction, Platinum $1000, Gold $500, Silver $300, Special reception $200, General ticket $100, 6 p.m. Special reception, 7 p.m. General reception, Address upon RSVP. Contact: 949 910 5839.


SUNDAY, SAN FRANCISCO — Catharine Baker for Assembly 2018 (16th AD), SF Giants vs. Colorado Rockies game, MVP $2500 (2 tickets), Ticket $1500, 1:05 p.m., AT&T Park. Contact: 916 669 9372.

KEEPING UP

Asm. Cristina Garcia responds to being “exonerated by Assembly Rules Investigation:”

Earlier [Thursday] I learned that the allegations of unwanted sexual harassment against me were found to be unsubstantiated. However, in regard to the three issues that were substantiated, I would like to sincerely apologize to my colleagues in the Legislature, my staff and most importantly to the residents of the 58th Assembly District for instances where my use of language was less than professional. I want to assure everyone that I have learned from this experience and will do everything in my power to make amends for my past. Nothing is more important to me than protecting the health and safety of the people I represent. I know that I can only effectively serve my constituents if staff and my colleagues feel comfortable and respected on the job. That is the climate I pledge to build and sustain. I look forward to returning to work and getting back to the business of representing my constituents.

Contact: Teala Schaff 916 319 2058.

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Speaker Anthony Rendon releases statement on “the sexual harassment investigation involving Assemblymember Cristina Garcia:”

The independent investigation involving Assemblymember Cristina Garcia has been completed. An allegation involving her use of vulgar language in violation of the Assembly’s policy against sexual harassment was substantiated. The investigation found other egregious allegations regarding sexual harassment could not be substantiated. Despite the decision that the most egregious allegations could not be substantiated, it is clear that Assemblymember Garcia has engaged in a pattern of behavior that must be addressed. As Speaker of the Assembly, I believe our members have the responsibility to treat constituents, staff, colleagues and the entire Capitol community with respect and dignity. Disappointingly, that has not always been the case with Assemblymember Garcia. Therefore, I am removing Ms. Garcia from all committee memberships. I am also requiring Ms. Garcia to complete sensitivity training conducted by an outside expert, participate in sessions with an Employee Assistance Program counselor, and receive individual training on the Assembly’s existing Sexual Harassment and Violence Prevention policy. This independent review by trained investigators was conducted in exactly the same way as investigations into other members of the Assembly have been. While this investigation was conducted strictly by the book, I have consistently agreed that the policy needs to be updated. That is why the Chair and Vice Chair of the Joint Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, Assemblymember Laura Friedman and Senator Holly Mitchell, are working with their members to finalize recommendations for an improved sexual harassment policy for the Legislature. I will withhold further comment on the investigation pending the appeal process afforded this matter.

Contact: Kevin Liao 916 319 2063.

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Asm. Cristina Garcia releases “additional statement regarding the findings of the Assembly Rules independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations:”

[Thursday] I was informed by Assembly Rules that their independent investigation was complete and that many of the claims were unsubstantiated.   However, one claim that was substantiated is a violation of the Assembly’s Sexual Harassment and Violence Prevention policy which was the use of vulgar language. Three total allegations were substantiated.  They include:

  1. Use of vulgar language
  2. Using staff for personal matters
  3. Disparaging other members of the Legislature

 I sincerely apologize for my past behavior.  Further, I apologize to my staff, my colleagues and my constituents for any disrespect and dishonor I have brought to the institution. I again apologize to the Asian and LGBTQ communities for my past remarks.  I take full responsibility for these violations.  I vow to take corrective action in addition to what was prescribed by Speaker Rendon.

Contact: Teala Schaff 916 319 2058

GOING SOLO

Movsisyan in front of the Marktkirche Cathedral in Wiesbaden, Germany

By: Taylor Maurits, Capitol Morning Report

“We’re going, are you coming?!” And just like that, Lily Movsisyan, legislative director for Asm. Randy Voepel, was bitten by the travel bug. When five of her closest friends said they were planning a trip to London and Paris during freshman year of college at CSU Sacramento, 18-year-old Movsisyan quickly jumped on board. However, upon graduating she realized finding time to travel would be quite hard as a young professional trying to forge a career. Her next trip would not be until October 20, 2017 — one day before her 25th birthday. Movsisyan wanted to do something different and her nagging desire to travel alone finally got the best of her. “Something inside of me was saying, ‘Lily, you have to do it,'” she reminisced. So, she booked a five-day trip to Dublin, Ireland for a party of one. Movsisyan admits that she told a little white lie to her parents about going with a friend. She did not want to worry them and she felt she had done her due diligence by researching a safe place for a woman to travel solo.

Upon her arrival, she headed immediately for Temple Bar, a rowdy, tourist-heavy district full of pubs, folk music and food. Movsisyan had her mind set on nothing other than a Guinness, an Irish dry stout most Americans only drink on St. Patrick’s Day while donning obnoxious, neon green shirts. When asked if it tasted any different than the ones she has had stateside, she replied, “It is a bit sweeter, I think. I am not a beer expert but it tasted so much better.” After she checked the beer off her list, she fell under the spell of the green countryside, the Cliffs of Moher, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and many other sites to see. The anxiety of being alone quickly dissipated. “I was praying I would miss my flight. I took my sweet time getting to the airport,” she joked. But, Movsisyan did in fact board the plane and came back to quite the surprise. Before she could even share all the highlights of her trip with her mom and dad, her father admitted to a white lie he made himself. “We knew you went alone, Lily,” he said matter-of-factly. When she asked how he knew, he replied, “We just know you, Lily.” They shared a laugh and that was that — she had her family’s blessing to get out and see the world on her own terms.

Shortly after, she jetted to Europe in March of 2018 to hit London, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt and Copenhagen and Movsisyan was excited to switch her approach to traveling up in another fundamental way. “I was a vegetarian for five years. The last times I went to Europe it was so hard to eat. But I came as a meat-eater this time and kept thinking, ‘Wow, I am really experiencing this culture to the fullest.'” No longer would she be limited to bread bowls and cheese on a Eurotrip. Now that Movsisyan has morphed into an independent, carnivorous world traveler, where will she go next? Well, her upcoming trip is already booked for Italy and Greece. Then, Australia and New Zealand are her next priorities. “I decided that I was going to start a tradition that the day before my birthday I am going to get on a plane to a different country and time it so that I land on my actual birthday,” she said. “I recommend every girl out there to take a solo trip once in her life. It is so empowering.”

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Central Valley Flood Protection Board, holds public hearing on three permits associated with Solano County Water Agency’s project along Putah Creek in Winters that starts about 1,000 feet upstream of Railroad Avenue Bridge and continues about a mile downstream from there and will regrade the floodplain, create a side channel lined with gravel for spawning and realign another channel to “a more natural condition;” other business. 9 a.m., City Hall, 915 I St. Contact: 916 574 0609.

Agenda here.


RANCHO CORDOVA — California Student Aid Commission, TELEMEETING, hears David O’Brien, director of government affairs, discuss potential effects of Governor’s May Revise on commission programs and operations; other business. 10 a.m., 11040 White Rock Rd. Contact: 916 464 8271.

Other locations in Oakland, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Riverside, Belmont, Long Beach, San Diego, Redwood City, Merced, Sylmar, Rohnert Park and National City.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

LOS ANGELES — Board of Equalization Member Jerome Horton addresses 4th Annual Reentry Ministry Summit, organized by Anchor of Hope International Ministries Inc., discusses “the impacts of taxation and the lack of adequate training, employment opportunities, and re-entry support on formerly incarcerated individuals and their families.” 9:30 a.m., Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 West Adams Blvd. Contact: Jean Nakano 916 445 4154.

Among other listed speakers: Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Asms. Shirley Weber and Reginald Jones-Sawyer.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Science Program holds workshop on developing models for taking baseline measurements of nitrogen in the Sacramento River before $1.5 billion in upgrades to waste water treatment plant operated by Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, that are expected to “dramatically reduce” river’s nitrogen level, become fully operational, which is expected to be sometime in 2023. 9:15 a.m., UC Davis Extension Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St. Contact: Dylan Stern 916 332 6545.

Details here.


SAN FRANCISCO — “Energy Solutions for 2030,” sponsored by Asians in Energy and Hispanics in Energy, affordable housing developers, representatives from clean energy companies and others discuss cap-and-trade funding opportunities for clean energy projects and other “projects reducing greenhouse gases while strengthening local economies and improving public health.” 10 a.m., Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, 750 Kearny St. Contact: Susie Wong 916 284 4870.

Listed speakers include: Shucheng Liu, CA Independent System Operator; Heather Sanders, CA Public Utilities Commission; Dana Howard, CA Conservation Corps.


CA Dept. of Food and Agriculture, CA Natural Resources Agency and others sponsor workshop on meeting state’s 2030 goal for sequestering carbon within “natural and working lands,” which include forests, farmlands, ranch lands, grasslands, wetlands and urban land. 1 p.m., CA Energy Commission, 1516 9th St. Contact: 916 654 0462.

Details here.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

SATURDAY, NAPA — Eleni Kounalakis, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, and volunteers urge support for her campaign, followed by neighborhood canvassing. 9:30 a.m., Fuller Park, 560 Jefferson St. Contact: Angeles Roy, angeles@eleniforca.com.


SUNDAY, LOS ANGELES — Ruben Major, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State; Gayle McLaughlin, No Party Preference candidate for Lieutenant Governor, and others urge support for their campaigns during “Wake the Vote! GOTV Voter Registration Party.” 5 p.m., Johnie’s Coffee Shop, 6101 Wilshire Blvd. Contact: David Bright 760 575 4589.

MISCELLANEOUS

PALO ALTO — Asm. Marc Berman hosts Asian Pacific-Islander Heritage Month Coffee and Breakfast reception, honors “community leader Michele Lew and HealthRIGHT 360–Asian American Recovery Services.” 8 a.m., Mitchell Park Community Center, El Palo Alto Room, 3700 Middlefield Rd. Contact: 650 691 2121.


SAN CLEMENTE — Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates, Asm. Bill Brough, BOE Chair Diane Harkey and others host forum on “proposed constitutional amendment to remove a major taxpayer protection protection provided under Prop. 13.” 8:30 a.m., Outlets at San Clemente, VIP Lounge, 101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa Ste. 190. Contact: Jacqui Nguyen 858 999 7706.


FOSTER CITY — Sen. Jerry Hill hosts “Java with Jerry” community coffee, discusses legislation, state issues, etc. 9 a.m., Penelope’s Coffee and Tea, 3 Plaza View Ln. Contact: 650 212 3313.


LOS ANGELES — Sen. Bob Hertzberg celebrates Senate passage of SB 913 would “ensure continued support for graffiti removal services in Los Angeles,” also gains “experience with what graffiti abatement work consists of for the community based organizations in Los Angeles who perform the work.” 10 a.m., 10403 Glenoaks Blvd. Contact: Katie Hanzlik 916 651 4018.


IONE — Mule Creek State Prison holds ceremony for “inmates and their canine partners” graduating from the Prisoners Overcoming Obstacles and Creating Hope service-dog training program, which allows inmates to “hone skills such as effective communication, teamwork and patience” by training dogs that will be given to wounded veterans and autistic children. 10 a.m., Mule Creek State Prison, 4001 Hwy 104. Contact: Lt. Angelo Gonzalez 209 274 5080.


JURUPA VALLEY — Asm. Sabrina Cervantes and Sen. Richard Roth visit Jurupa Valley High School with engineers from car maker Tesla, encourage students to explore careers in fields that require advanced knowledge of math and science. 11:30 a.m., 10551 Bellegrave Ave. Contact: Cassandra Kester 951 371 6860.

Also listed: Riverside County Board of Education Trustee Wendel Tucker; Jurupa Unified School Board Pres. Robert Garcia; Supt. Elliott Duchon; Assistant Supt. Trent Hansen.


FALLBROOK — Asm. Marie Waldron installs new board members for Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, presents certificates to outgoing members. Noon, Grand Tradition, 220 Grand Tradition Way. Contact: Jayme Chick 916 319 2075.


BAKERSFIELD — Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Democratic candidate for Governor, and Asm. Rudy Salas tour Bakersfield Homeless Center to “learn about the center’s job development services to help homeless individuals transition to independence and employment.” 2 p.m., 1600 E. Truxton Ave. Contact: Luis Vizcaino 323 479 0181.

Later, Villaraigosa attends “informal reception,” 5 p.m., Carpenters Hall, 911 20th St., Bakersfield.


SATURDAY, CARSON — Asm. Mike Gipson and his wife, LaCresha Gipson, host 7th Annual Women’s leadership breakfast, honor “local women for their unselfish commitment to improving the lives in their communities,” also moderate Couch Conversation, “a hot-topic panel discussion on current women’s issues.” 9 a.m., Juanita Millender McDonald Carson Community Center, 801 East Carson St. Contact: Kathy Williamson 323 574 9750.

Panelists listed: Asm. Laura Friedman; Compton Mayor Aja Brown; Meghan Kerr, Long Beach Unified School District and Maria T. Aguirre, Kaiser Permanente.


SATURDAY, BIG BEAR CITY — Asm. Jay Obernolte hosts community coffee, discusses legislation and constituent services, etc. 9 a.m., Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency, 121 Palomino Dr. Contact: Teresa Trujillo 916 319 2033.

Similar event in Blue Jay at 1 p.m., Lake Arrowhead Community Services District, 27307 CA 189.


SATURDAY, THOUSAND OAKS — Asm. Jacqui Irwin and city of Thousand Oaks host “Be Prepared” Safety Fair, features emergency preparedness booths and demonstrations “covering topics from earthquakes and floods, to CPR, bike safety and much more;” Irwin also moderates “armchair chat” on the Thomas Fire, “the story, the updates and lessons learned.” 10 a.m., Civic Arts Plaza Park, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Contact: Andrew Munson 805 482 1904.


SATURDAY, SAN BRUNO — US Rep. Jackie Speier hosts “A Conversation about America: America’s Working Class,” a discussion with Joan Williams, professor at Hastings College of the Law and author of “White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America,” who “demystifies the complicated relationship between the working class and the professional elite,” and explains why it’s “a relationship we must understand to heal the political divide in our country.” 10 a.m., Skyline College Theater, 3300 College Dr., Building 1, Rm. 1250. Contact: Katrina Rill 650 342 0300.


SATURDAY, EL MONTE — Former Asm. Mike Eng’s campaign for SD 22 hosts Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Volunteer Weekend, sponsored by the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus and California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, “join community leaders and friends” to “kick off an exciting weekend of voter outreach, delicious food, and meet and greet opportunities with Mike Eng.” Noon, 3629 Santa Anita Ave. Contact: 626 636 6120.

Similar event on Sunday at noon, same location.


SATURDAY, SAN DIEGO — BOE Member Fiona Ma, Sen. Ricardo Lara, Asm Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher and others join panel discussing their experiences campaigning for office at event presented by Generation Change, a candidate training organization for millenials, and other groups. 1 p.m., Fireside By the Patio, Liberty Station, 2855 Perry Road. Contact: Michelle Clark 925 354 6191.

Followed by 2 p.m. reception.

Other listed panelists: Nathan Fletcher, candidate for San Diego County Supervisor; Geneviéve Jones-Wright,  candidate for San Diego County DA; Pres. Tanner John Kelly of Generation Change moderates.


SATURDAY, DANVILLE — Reception in support of Asm. Catharine Baker, Danville Vice Mayor Robert Storer and other local Republican candidates, “contributions encouraged but not required.” 5:30 p.m., Home of Danville Councilmember Renee Morgan, on Messian Place. Contact: 916 400 9855.

Also supporting Danville Councilmember Karen Stepper and Contra Costa County Deputy D.A. Paul Graves, candidate for District Attorney.


SUNDAY, LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Democratic Party hosts John F. Kennedy Awards, honorees include US Rep. Maxine Waters and Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu; ticket $150, sponsorships $1375-$50,000. 6 p.m., Town & Gown at USC, 665 Exposition Blvd. Contact: Silissa Uriarte 562 522 5412.

WEEKENDS AT THE CAPITOL

SATURDAY, Festival opens for Amgen Tour of California prior to overall finishing races. 9 a.m., Traffic Circle. Contact: atoc@amgentourofcalifornia.com.

Men’s race scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. from start/finish line at 11th and L Sts., with riders expected to return around 1:30 p.m.; women’s race scheduled to begin at 11:05 a.m. with return expected at 12:40 p.m.

Road closures here; race details here.


SUNDAY, Take Steps Sacramento, sponsored by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, includes a kids area, live music, food, an inspirational program, and a celebratory walk around downtown. 9:30 a.m., North Steps. Contact: Nealika Caden 415 356 2232.

Walk begins at 11 a.m. at the North Steps, continues to the Tower Bridge and back and finishes with a lap around Capitol Park.


SUNDAY, Members of Sacramento NAACP hold “Voter Education” event to encourage people to vote; 350 expected. 2:30 p.m., South Steps. Contact: 916 812 7429.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): McHugh Koepke & Associates, Servall Data Systems Inc., 5/16/18… Randlett/Nelson/Madden, California Rheumatology Alliance, 5/16/18.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Ashley Zambito, MHR Fund Management LLC, 5/16/18.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Eric Burl, Man Investments Inc., 5/16/18… Robert Campbell, Campbell – Governmental Access, 5/16/18… Vivian Ericson, Environmental and Energy Consulting, 5/16/18.

POLITICAL NOTES

Treasurer John Chiang’s campaign for Governor releases television ad titled, “History,” highlighting “both Chiang’s family story and track record fighting for Californians against Wells Fargo, as well as his efforts helping manage California’s finances through the Great Recession.” Release hereChiang, a Democrat, was elected Treasurer in 2014 and before that he was the state’s Controller and a member of the Board of Equalization. Contact: press@johnchiang.com.


Delaine Eastin’s campaign for Governor releases poll conducted by EMC Research that “shows Delaine as the second leading democrat in the San Francisco Bay Area.” Release here. Eastin, a Democrat, represented southern Alameda County in the Assembly from 1986-1994 and was Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1994 to 2002. Contact: Jennifer Rindahl 310 993 3213.


Sen. Kevin de León’s campaign for US Senate reports releasing a new digital ad, “Our Resistance,” highights “his plan to continue advancing progressive policies in Washington, D.C. that improve the human condition for everyone.” Release hereDe León, a Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 2010 after having served in the Assembly since 2006. Contact: Jonathan Underland, press@kevindeleon.com.


Equality California has announced its endorsements of Democrats Jessica Morse in CD 4 and Andrew Janz in CD 22. Release here. Contact: Samuel Garrett-Pate 973 476 3770.


Bryan Caforio’s campaign for CD 25 reports an endorsement from Animal PAC. Release here. Caforio, a Democrat, is an attorney. Contact: Nicole DeMont 818 913 2749.


Gil Cisneros’ campaign for CD 39 reports an endorsement from US Rep. Zoe Lofgren. Release here. Cisneros, a Democrat, is a former Navy Lieutenant Commander and is president of The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation. Contact: Orrin Evans 818 359 5536.


Sam Jammal’s campaign for CD 39 reports launching a five-episode series of videos called “Sam’s Stories,” to highlight “the most meaningful moments in Sam’s career as a public servant” and “why he is the most qualified local Democratic candidate in the field,” says the first video “features Sam recalling his time in the Obama administration.” Release hereJammal, a Democrat, is a former attorney for Tesla. Contact: James Sonneman 202 870 6220.


EMILY’s List, which supports Katie Porter in CD 45, responds to “Dave Min’s dishonest attack ad,” says, “For Dave Min to falsely claim that we are ‘Washington insiders’ and ‘special interests,’ he is disparaging over five million EMILY’s List supporters, many of whom are Californian and live in the 45th district.” Release here. Contact: Kristen Hernandez 202 419 1065.


Ben Bartlett’s campaign for AD 15 reports it has released “The Benji Coin,” a digital tool to “encourage young people to engage in democracy,” says the “Benji Coin” is “an online voter engagement platform” and “acts as a portal to the candidate’s speeches, white papers, and policy track record for easy accessibility.” Release here. Bartlett, a Democrat, is a member of the Berkeley City Council, and is an environmental lawyer. Contact: Grant Martin 415 794 5700.


Robert Rivas’ campaign for AD 30 reports an endorsement from Asm. Anna Caballero. Release here. Rivas, a Democrat, has served on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors since 2010, and teaches a political science course at Gavilan College in Gilroy. Contact: Dan Weitzman, dan@danweitzman.net.


Asm. Cristina Garcia’s re-election campaign for AD 58 reports that “Garcia’s work for environmental justice issues has earned her high praise and recognition by organizations such as the Sierra Club California and the California League of Conservation Voters,” says in the most recent Sierra Club Legislative Report Card Garcia earned a “92% rating for her support of key environmental legislation in 2017,” and “the California League of Conservation Voters gave Assemblywoman Garcia a 94% rating for her work on environmental issues in 2017.” Release hereGarcia, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly in 2012 and is a former math teacher. Contact: William Schlitz 562 343 9958.


Pedro Aceituno’s campaign for AD 58 releases a statement in response to Asm. Cristina Garcia’s “allegations of unwanted sexual harassment,” which “were found to be unsubstantiated,” says: “This doesn’t change a thing. The outside attorneys hired to conduct the investigation were hand-picked by Sacramento insiders to protect their own. It is now up to the people of the 58th Assembly District to protect our own.” Release hereAceituno, a Democrat, is a Bell Gardens City Councilmember. Contact: Rick Taylor 310 266 3021.


Working Californians Against Corruption, group opposed to Asm. Cristina Garcia’s re-election in AD 58, reports have released a 30-second TV ad titled “Role Models” which “focuses on Cristina Garcia’s misconduct through the eyes of a young girl at the California State Capitol.” Release here. Contact: californiansagainstcorruption@gmail.com.


Phil Graham’s campaign for AD 76 reports that opponent and fellow Republican Brian Wimmer has dropped out of the race and announced his endorsement of Graham, Wimmer said: “The best thing we can do for the Republican Party is to coalesce around the strongest candidate, otherwise we run the risk of not getting in the top two.” Release hereGraham, a Republican, was an executive at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Institute and is the stepson of former Gov. Pete Wilson. Contact: philgrahamad76@gmail.com.


Asm. Marc Steinorth’s campaign for San Bernardino County Supervisor in District 2 reports an endorsement from the Peace Officers Research Assn. of California. Release here. Steinorth, a Republican, was first elected to the Assembly in 2014. Contact: Heather Rouhana 909 294 6592.


California Water Alliance reports having voted to oppose Prop. 68 ($ 4 billion bond), Chair Erik Hansen says the initiative is “a highly deceptive measure written by special interests that cloaks what really is a local parks-and-recreation bond measure billed as a vital state water bond; it utterly fails to give Californians a single drop of new water or solve any of the state’s long-term water problems.” Release here. Contact: Robert Dolezal 916 408 5144.


Opponents of a proposed ballot measure that would establish new internet privacy laws and expand liability for consumer data breaches reports the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has opposed the measure. Release here. Contact: Steve Maviglio 916 445 4571.

INITIATIVES

Made eligible for the November ballot by Secty. of State Alex Padilla. Contact: 916 653 6575.

CHANGES REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY OWNERS TO TRANSFER THEIR PROPERTY TAX BASE TO REPLACEMENT PROPERTY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Removes the following current requirements for homeowners who are over 55 years old or severely disabled to transfer their property tax base to a replacement residence: that replacement property be of equal or lesser value, replacement residence be in specific county, and the transfer occur only once. Removes similar replacement-value and location requirements on transfers for contaminated or disaster-destroyed property. Requires adjustments to the replacement property’s tax base, based on the new property’s value. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Annual property tax losses for cities, counties, and special districts of around $150 million in the near term, growing over time to $1 billion or more per year (in today’s dollars). Annual property tax losses for schools of around $150 million per year in the near term, growing over time to $1 billion or more per year (in today’s dollars). Increase in state costs for schools of an equivalent amount in most years. Proponent Alexander E. Creel can be reached c/o Christopher C. Carlisle at 916 492 5200.

LAW AND ORDER

The following are enforcement decisions approved by the Fair Political Practices Commission at its regular monthly meeting held on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Decisions are listed by category and include a brief summary of each case and the total amount of any administrative fine or fines in each case. Additional information on each of the enforcement cases below can be found on the FPPC website at www.fppc.ca.gov. Contact: Jay Wierenga 916 322 7761.

San Bernardino County Ordinance – Campaign Contribution Limit Violations

In the Matter of Wyn Holmes; FPPC No. 16/589. Staff: Commission Counsel Michael W. Hamilton and Special Investigator Paul Rasey. Wyn Holmes, a real estate developer in Southern California, made contributions over the limit to San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor Candidates Bill Holland and Paul Russ prior to the June 7, 2016 Primary Election in San Bernardino County, in violation of San Bernardino Ordinance 12.4305, subdivision (a) (2 counts). Holmes failed to timely file major donor campaign statements to report the contributions made in 2015 and 2016, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count); and failed to file one 24-Hour Report, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (1 count). Fine: $10,500.

Personal Use

In the Matter of Jackie Wong for School Board 2016 and Jackie Wong; FPPC No. 17/621. Staff: Commission Counsel Theresa Gilbertson and Supervising Special Investigator Jay Martin. Jackie Wong was a successful candidate for the Washington Unified School District Board Member in the November 8, 2016 General Election. Jackie Wong for School Board 2016 was her candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Wong made expenditures of campaign funds not related to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose, in violation of Governmental Code Sections 89512 and 89517 (1 count). Fine: $3,000.

One Bank Account Rule

In the Matter of Barbadillo for Milpitas City Council 2014 and Garry Barbadillo; FPPC No. 15/248. Staff: Commission Counsel Theresa Gilbertson and Program Specialist Patricia Ballantyne. Garry Barbadillo was a successful candidate for the Milpitas City Council in the November 4, 2014 General Election. Barbadillo for Milpitas City Council 2014 was his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Barbadillo failed to pay campaign expenditures from the designated campaign bank account, in violation of Government Code Section 85201 (1 count). Fine: $2,000.

Lobbying Non-Filer

In the Matter of The Brimley Group; FPPC No. 17/1392 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Intake Manager Tara Stock. The Brimley Group, a lobbying firm, failed to timely file three lobbying firm reports covering the periods of January 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017, in violation of Government Code Section 86114 (3 counts). Fine: $971.

Campaign Reporting

In the Matter of Pam Bertani for Solano County Supervisor 2014 and Pam Bertani; FPPC No. 14/1112. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Bridgette Castillo and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Pam Bertani was a successful candidate for Solano County Board of Supervisors in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election and an unsuccessful candidate in the November 4, 2014 General Election. Bertani has been a member of the Fairfield City Council since 2011. Pam Bertani for Solano County Supervisor 2014 was her candidate-controlled committee for the 2014 elections. The Committee and Bertani failed to timely disclose contributions, expenditures, and contributor information on two pre-election and one semiannual campaign statements for the reporting periods of January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 84211, subdivisions (a)-(f) (2 counts); and failed to timely file three 24-Hour Reports, in violation of Government Code Sections 84203 and 84203.3 (1 count). Fine: $7,500.

Campaign Non-Filer

In the Matter of Global Investment & Development, LLC; FPPC No. 17/622 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Commission Counsel Christopher Burton and Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl. Global Investment & Development, LLC was a major donor committee for the years of 2013 through 2017. The Committee failed to timely file six semiannual campaign statements covering the reporting periods of January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016, in violation of Government Code Section 84200, subdivision (b) (6 counts); failed to timely file nineteen 24-Hour Reports, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (19 counts); and failed to timely report expenditures on a semiannual campaign statement, in violation of Government Code Section 84211, subdivisions (b), (i), and (k) (1 count). Fine: $6,734.

In the Matter of No on Measure M 2016, Damien Goodmon, Lewis Hall, and Thomas D. Carter; FPPC No. 17/290 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Commission Counsel Christopher Burton and Intake Manager Tara Stock. No on Measure M 2016 was a primarily formed ballot measure committee opposing Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Measure M on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Damien Goodmon was the Committee’s principal officer. Lewis Hall served as both the Committee’s treasurer and principal officer. Thomas D. Carter was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Goodmon, Hall, and Carter failed to timely file two semiannual campaign statements covering the reporting period of October 23, 2016 through June 30, 2017, in violation of Government Code Section 84200, subdivision (b) (2 counts); and failed to timely file nine 24-Hour Reports, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (9 counts). Fine: $2,829.

In the Matter of Clark & Sullivan Builders and Kevin Stroupe; FPPC No. 17/1430 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Hayley Porter. Clark & Sullivan Builders, a real estate developer in Northern California and a major donor committee for the years 2014 and 2016. The Committee failed to timely file two semiannual campaign statements covering the reporting periods of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, and January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (2 counts) and failed to file four 24-Hour Reports, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (4 counts). Fine: $2,808.

In the Matter of Committee to Elect Al Murray Berkeley City Council 2016 and Al G. Murray; FPPC No. 16/19757. Staff: Assistant Chief Counsel David Bainbridge, Commission Counsel Ruth Yang, and Associate Governmental Program Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Al G. Murray was an unsuccessful candidate for Berkeley City Council District 3 in the November 8, 2016 General Election. Committee to Elect Al Murray Berkeley City Council 2016 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Murray failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement covering the reporting period of July 1, 2016 through September 24, 2016, in violation of Government Code sections 84200.5, subdivision (a), and 84200.8, subdivision (a). (1 count). Fine: $2,500.

In the Matter of Committee to Elect Debbie Ponte for Supervisor 2012, Debbie Ponte, and Robin Fleming; FPPC No. 17/0541 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Commission Counsel Theresa Gilbertson. Debbie Ponte was a successful candidate for the Board of Supervisors in Calaveras County in the November 6, 2012 General Election. Committee to Elect Debbie Ponte for Supervisory 2012 was her candidate-controlled committee. Robin Fleming was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Ponte, and Fleming failed to timely file seven semiannual statements covering the reporting periods of January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016, in violation of Government Code 84200 (7 counts). Fine: $1,488.

In the Matter of Kenneth M. Foley for Superior Court Judge 2014 and Kenneth Foley; FPPC No. 16/642 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Commission Counsel Theresa Gilbertson and Program Specialist Grant Beauchamp. Kenneth Foley unsuccessfully ran for Superior Court Judge in Calaveras County in June 3, 2014 Primary Election. Foley was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Foley failed to timely file one prelection campaign statement covering the reporting period of March 18, 2014 through May 17, 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count); and failed to timely file one semiannual campaign statement covering the reporting period of May 18, 2014 through June 30, 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Fine: $446.

Statement of Economic Interests Non-Filer

In the Matter of Aaron F.B. Medina; FPPC No. 16/19737. Staff: Commission Counsel Christopher Burton, Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl, and Staff Services Analyst Katie Trumbly. Aaron F.B. Medina, a former Commissioner of the California Travel and Tourism Commission, failed to timely file his 2015 and 2016 Annual Statements of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Section Code 87300 (2 counts). Fine: $2,000.

In the Matter of Karl Jacobson; FPPC No. 16/31 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Commission Counsel Ruth Yang and Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl. Karl Jacobson, a board member of the Orchard School District, failed to timely file his 2014 Annual Statement of Economic Interests with the County of Santa Clara, in violation of Government Code 87300 (1 count). Fine: $200.

In the Matter of Kirk Brown; FPPC No. 18/136 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Kirk Brown, as a Board Member of the Freewater County Water District, failed to timely file his Assuming Office Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Fine: $200.

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PREVIEW

Monday, May 21, 2018

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 2 p.m.


Assembly — Session 1 p.m.

  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services (Joaquin Arambula, Chair), Upon Adjournment of Session Rm. 126.
  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No.2 on Education Finance (Kevin McCarty, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD
  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation (Richard Bloom, Chair), Upon Call of the Chair, Rm. TBD.
  • Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration (Jim Cooper, Chair), 2:30 p.m., Rm. 444.
  • Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety (Shirley Weber, Chair), 2:30 p.m., Rm. 437.
  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), 10 minutes prior to Session, Rm. 3162.

THE GOVERNOR

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

THE DAILY BREAD

Autumn Burke for Assembly 2018 (62nd AD), reception, Host $4400, Sponsor $2500, Ticket $1500, 5 p.m., Sawyer Hotel, West Pool Deck, 500 J St. Contact: 916 441 6855.


(Gavin) Newsom for California-Governor 2018, reception, Chair $58,400, Co-Chair $29,200, Host $10,000, Supporter $5000, Ticket $1000, 5:30 p.m., Punch Bowl Social, 500 J St. Contact: 916 551 1430.

Listed to attend: Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg; Sen. Connie Leyva; Asms. Chris Holden, Ash Kalra, Adrin Nazarian, Bill Quirk, Phil Ting; and Tina Thomas, Thomas Law Group.


(Tom) Lackey for Assembly 2018 (36th AD), reception, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $2000, 5:30 p.m., Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 498 9223.


Xavier Becerra for Attorney General 2018, reception, Sponsorship levels $7300, $3500, $1500, 5:30 p.m., Cafe A Cote, 1201 K St. Contact: 916 400 4044.

Special guests: Pro Tem Toni Atkins and  Speaker Anthony Rendon.


California Latino PAC (#1321501), reception, Sponsor $5000, Patron $2500, Ticket $1500, 5:30 p.m., Esquire Grill, 1213 K St. Contact: 916 442 0696.

Special guests: Sen. Ben Hueso, Asm. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher and other members of California Latino Legislative Caucus.


GLENDALE — Fiona Ma for State Treasurer 2018, meet and greet, Tickets $100-$2000, 6 p.m., Glen Arden Club, 357 Arden Ave. Contact: 310 597 0830.

“Donations not necessary but appreciated.”

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board, hears briefing on investments, fees and how fund ratings are developed; speakers include Mika Malone and Paola Nealon of Meketa Investment Group, Jeff Holt from Morningstar, Brad Berber from UC Davis and Andrea Feirstein with AKF Consulting; other business. 1 p.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: Katie Selenski 916 653 1744.

Agenda here.

SPEECHES AND TALKS

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, NPR International Correspondent, discusses her career covering Middle East wars and European capitals with Melanie Mason of the Los Angeles Times, part of She Shares luncheon. Noon, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Magnolia Room, 1230 J St. Contact: Tamara Torlakson, tt@tamaratorlakson.com.

Tickets here. Luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m.

MISCELLANEOUS

Members of Equality California and other groups gather for “LGBTQ Advocacy Day,” call for “banning so-called ‘conversion therapy’ for all Californians,” “safe and supportive schools for LGBTQ youth” and “protecting transgender youth in foster care.” 9 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Brad Lundahl, brad@eqca.org.


Council on American-Islamic Relations’ California Chapter hosts 15th annual Capitol Ramadan Iftar dinner, marks Islamic holy month of “self-discipline, charity, spiritual renewal and sharing.” 7 p.m., Eureka Room. Contact: Hammad Khan 916 441 6269.

Listed to attend: Speaker Anthony Rendon; Sen. Richard Pan; Asms. Kevin Mullin, Joaquin Arambula, David Chiu, Kevin McCarty, Eloise Gomez Reyes and Shirley Weber.