Tuesday

November 21, 2017

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Gary Toebben, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; Alicia Berhow, Orange County Business Council and other members of the Regional Economic Assn. Leaders Coalition of California, TELECONFERENCE, urge “Congress to move on the Dream Act before the end of the year,” discuss “negative consequences of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — losing hard-working, dedicated employees as well as the related financial impacts,” say loss of “estimated 188,000 DACA workers” in California would create “GDP loss of $11.3 billion a year.” 9 a.m., RSVP here for dial-in information. Contact: Claudine Battisti 717 884 6807.

Also listed: Jerry Sanders, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; Carl Guardino, Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Paul Granillo, Inland Empire Economic Partnership.


ALHAMBRA — Asm Ed Chau; Pres. Barbara Messina, YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley, and others announce $1.825 million grant from the Dept. of Education during signing ceremony “in which the YMCA will formally accept the grant and share with the public news of its building expansion.” 10:30 a.m., 401 E. Corto St. Contact: Valarie Gomez 626 576 0226.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Recess, reconvene January 3 2018.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Immigration Panel 3: Families and Community

  • 1 a.m.

    Immigration Panel 4: What’s Next

  • 2 a.m.

    PPIC: Priorities for CA water (10.26.17)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics on Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 701: Candidate for Governor – John Chiang

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Women in the Workplace (11.14.17)

  • Noon

    Civica Latino: Launch to Increase Turnout (11.14.17)

  • 1 p.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs (11.6.17)

  • 4 p.m.

    Be Strong Anti Bullying Documentary (10.26.17)

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 701: Candidate for Governor – John Chiang

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Women in the Workplace (11.14.17)

THE GOVERNOR

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

KEEPING UP

Maggie Talin Nazarian

Asm. Adrin Nazarian and his wife, Diana Mangioglu, proudly announce the birth of their third child and first daughter, Maggie Talin NazarianMaggie was born on November 16th weighing eight pounds and measuring 19 inches long. She joins her older brothers Alex and David-BegNazarian’s office reports that everyone in the family is doing well. Contact: Daniel Savage, daniel.savage@asm.ca.gov.


Asm. Blanca Rubio reports having hired Marc Engstrom as her chief of staff. For the past two and a half years Engstrom was the director of sales and operations for GusHill Industries, a trailer hitch maker and supplier to the US Navy and National Park Service. This new job isn’t Engstrom’s first in the Legislature. He was former Asm. Joe Canciamilla’s chief of staff in the early 2000s. After that he worked on legislation for the Dept. of Mental Health and the Dept. of Social Services. Engstrom’s first day on the job with Rubio was yesterday. Contact: Marc.Engstrom@asm.ca.gov.


The American Chemistry Council reports having promoted Lindsay Stovall to director of state and regulatory affairs effective January 1, 2018. Stovall has been its manager of state affairs since 2011. Senior Director Tim Shestek says in her new role Stovall is responsible for overseeing ACC’s engagement with regulatory agencies in 12 western states and “she will continue to play a key role in the organization’s legislative advocacy, grassroots and public affairs.” Contact: Shestek, tim_shestek@americanchemistry.com.


Supt. of Instruction Tom Torlakson reports promoting Leisa Maestretti to director of the Dept. of Education’s Fiscal and Administrative Services Division. Maestretti was previously a staff services manager overseeing the budget management unit within the division. Before that, she was an associate director at the Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation. In her new role, Maestretti will manage the department’s Fiscal Systems Analysis, Child Development and Child Nutrition, Budget Management and Accounting offices. She succeeds Caryn Moore, who is now director of the School Fiscal Services Division. Contact: Jonathan Mendick 916 319 0818.


Since being elected in 2015, Sen. Steve Glazer has released several mock-baseball cards to promote his accomplishments. On his latest card, the Democrat shares the spotlight with a fellow legislator from the East Bay who is a Republican, Asm. Catharine Baker. Glazer unveiled the card at a forum on bipartisanship at St. Mary’s College in Moraga where he and Baker were featured speakers. Glazer says he and Baker have held 11 joint town halls, voted together 89% of the time, jointly authored 23 bills and hosted a public safety workshop together. The front of the card (seen left) features “one of Sen. Glazer’s 10 governing priniciples: ‘Pursue bipartisan decisions. They are always better and longer lasting.'” Listed on the back of the card are issues he and Baker agree upon, including bond funding for parks, BART accountability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The cards are available for pick up in Glazer’s office, Rm. 5108. Contact: Steve Harmon 916 651 4007.


Speaker Anthony Rendon has released a statement on the sexual harassment allegations against Asm. Raul Bocanegra:

“These allegations are extremely disturbing, especially since they come after Mr. Bocanegra had previously been investigated and disciplined as a staff member and agreed to stop any harassing or abusive behavior. While the independent investigation of these allegations moves forward, I am removing Mr. Bocanegra from his position as Majority Whip and from all Assembly committee assignments. I am also asking Assembly Human Resources to reach out to Mr. Bocanegra’s staff to ensure they feel safe in their work environment. The entire Capitol community should recognize the strength and resolve of the women who came forward. I hope more women will share any sexual harassment or abuse they have experienced. The Assembly will take those complaints seriously. The decision to deny constituents the representation of their elected official can be a difficult one, but make no mistake: If the investigation affirms the allegations, I will move to immediately expel Mr. Bocanegra from the Assembly.”

Contact: Kevin Liao 916 319 2063.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Board of Parole Hearings, at the request of the Governor, reviews its decision to grant parole in the case of Manuel Cisneros, an 89-year-old with limited mobility and Parkinson’s disease who “sexually violated his five young granddaughters repeatedly over the course of at least a decade” and “continues to blame the child victims, stating that they made up stories about him molesting them,” Governor says “there is also information that suggests that Mr. Cisneros may have also engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with his sons, indicating a lengthy, ongoing pattern of abuse;” noting that he was already an elderly grandfather when he molested his granddaughters, Governor”is not confident that he is prepared to stop himself from engaging in this damaging behavior again if released;” other business. 9 a.m., 1515 K St. Contact: Contact: Luis Patiño 916 323 2993.

Agenda here.


State Water Resources Control Board, hears public input on draft regulations that would permanently prohibit “wasteful” water practices such as hosing off sidewalks and driveways, washing cars with hoses without shut-off nozzles, using non-circulated water in decorative fountains, penalizing homeowners’ associations for blocking homeowners from “reducing or eliminating the watering of vegetation or lawns during a declared drought emergency,” etc.; other business. 9:30 a.m., Cal/EPA Building, Coastal Hearing Rm., 1001 I St. Contact: Contact: George Kostyrko, george.kostyrko@waterboards.ca.gov.

Agenda here.


CA Debt Limit Allocation Committee, considers approving proposed regulations that would establish an expedited application process through the end of 2017 for approval of tax-exempt bonds for private projects with a public benefit; other business. 11 a.m., 915 Capitol Mall Rm. 110. Contact: Marc Lifsher, marc.lifsher@treasurer.ca.gov.

Agenda here.

MISCELLANEOUS

LOS ANGELES — Former Speaker and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa helps Alice Harris distribute turkeys at event sponsored by her Parents of Watts organization serving homeless adults and at-risk youth. 10 a.m., 10828 Lou Dillon Ave. Contact: Luis Vizcaino, luis@antonioforcalifornia.com


US Rep. Ami Bera helps serve breakfast at Loaves and Fishes homeless center. 7:30 a.m., Friendship Park, 1200 N. C St. Contact: Jack Miller 202 809 2398.

Later in Folsom, Bera serves meals at Twin Lakes Food Bank, 9:30 a.m., 327 Montrose Dr.; then in Elk Grove, delivers food with Meals on Wheels, 11:50 a.m., 8830 Sharkey Ave.


Asm. Jim Cooper helps distribute 2200 free turkeys to families in need, part of his 3rd annual Thanksgiving Healthy Family and Turkey Giveaway, also offers free medical and dental screenings, free vouchers for eye exams and free haircuts; also promotes Covered California healthcare. 8 a.m., Luther Burbank High School, 3500 Florin Rd. Contact: Skyler Wonnacott 916 319 2009.

Other event sponsors include: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Sacramento City Unified School District, Elica Health Centers and Federico Beauty Institute.


IMPERIAL BEACH — Asm. Todd Gloria and Sen. Toni Atkins help distribute turkeys to families in need, part of “Operation Gobble.” 10 a.m., St. James Lutheran Church, 866 Imperial Beach. Contact: Nick Serrano 619 495 9323.

Later, Gloria addresses Downtown San Diego Democratic Club, discusses 2017’s legislative accomplishments and 2018’s priorities. 6:30 p.m., 57 Degrees, 1735 Hancock St., San Diego.

Also Atkins addresses Rolando Community Council, discusses 2017 legislative session. 6:30 p.m., United Domestic Workers, 4833 Seminole Dr., San Diego.


AZUSA — Asm. Blanca Rubio helps distribute turkeys to families in need, part of Operation Gobble. 10 a.m., Canyon Christian Fellowship Church, 423 N. Azusa Ave. Contact: Hilda Escobar 916 319 2048.


LOS ANGELES — Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer distributes turkeys to “underserved families and local non-profit organizations that provide services to struggling families in the 59th Assembly District.” 10 a.m., LA Coliseum, 3919 S. Figueroa St. Contact: Amy Arzate 916 319 2832.


Pacific Research Institute uploads latest edition of “Another Round with PRI” podcast, this episode features Beth Haynes of the Benjamin Rush Institute, who discusses “how free-market solutions can improve people’s healthcare, the ongoing fights over Obamacare and single-payer health care and the latest trends in health care today.” Noon, Listen here. Contact: Tim Anaya 916 389 9774.


“Take a Hike! City Walks in Downtown Sacramento,” sponsored by Dept. of Parks and Recreation, one in a series of monthly walks to promote healthy living, this one 1.1 miles around the State Capitol Museum (park). Departs 12:10 p.m., 10th St. sidewalk in front of West Steps. Contact: Dolores Mejia 916 653 5454.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): Niemela, Pappas and Associates, Recovery Reform NOW, 11/17/17.

EMPLOYER DELETIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Robert Stidham, American Century Investment Management, 11/17/17.

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): Alexandria Coronado, Republican, AD 65, 2018, Yes, 5315 Yorkshire Dr., Cypress, CA 90630, 714 488 6021… Greg Haskin, Republican, AD 72, 2018, Yes, 18220 Santa Arabella St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708, 714 593 5659… Shelly K. Masur, Democratic, SD 13, 2020, No, 440 Birch St., Redwood City, CA 94062, 650 814 0349… Desmond A. Silveira, No Party Preference, Governor, 2018, Yes, 14707 Prairieview Cir., Chino Hills, CA 91709, 909 606 2055… Douglas I. Vigil, No Party Preference, Insurance Commissioner, 2018, Yes, 2102 Mt. Diablo Ave., Stockton, CA 95203, 209 451 5578.

LEGISLATURE (Candidate’s name, Party, District, Year, “Committee’s name,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Raquel “Monica” Garcia, Democratic, SD 22, 2018, “Monica Garcia for Senate 2018,” Yolanda Miranda, 728 W. Edna Pl., Covina, CA 91722, 626 915 7635… Ruben Sierra, Democratic, SD 22, 2018, “Sierra for California State Senate 2018,” 1512 W. Huntington Dr. Unit B, Albertina Maribel Nolasco, 1512 W. Huntington Dr. Unit B, Alhambra, CA 91801, 626 425 0151.

GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, “Purpose,” Treasurer’s name, address and phone number): Devoted, “To promote voting, community engagement, edification, to educate, develop platform issues (affordable housing/small business enterprise), local improvement,” Lisa West, 3328 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609, 510 541 7411… Eureka Political Action Committee, “Federal PAC donating to State level ballot initiatives and candidates,” Cathy Mullen, 4905 Del Ray Ave. Ste. 401, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301 654 3220… I Love LA, “Voter education and awareness,” David L. Gould, 249 E. Ocean Blvd. Ste. 685, Long Beach, CA 90802, 213 489 4792.

SPONSORED COMMITTEES (Committee’s name, Name of Sponsor(s) [contributor of 80% or more of committee funds], Purpose, Treasurer’s name, address and phone number; Principal Officer(s) name, address and phone number if provided): Californians for Emergency Preparedness and Safety, sponsored by American Medical Response (AMR), American Medical Response (AMR), Supports California Emergency Ambulance Employee Standards Initiative, Steven S. Lucas, 2350 Kerner Blvd. Ste. 250, San Rafael, CA 94901, 415 389 6800; Jason Sorrick, 6363 S. Fiddlers Green Cir. Ste. 1400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, 415 389 6800.

POLITICAL NOTES

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s campaign for Governor reports an endorsement from Los Angeles City Council Pres. and former Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson; says Wesson joins three other former Speakers in endorsing Villaraigosa: US Rep. Karen Bass, Fabian Nunez and John Perez. Release hereVillaraigosa, a Democrat, was in the Assembly from 1994-2000 and was Speaker from 1998-2000. He was LA Mayor from 2005-2013. Contact: Luis Vizcaino 323 479 0181.


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s campaign for Governor reports an endorsement from Asm. Kevin Mullin. Release hereNewsom, a Democrat, was San Francisco Mayor from 2004 to 2010, the year he was elected Lieutenant Governor. Contact: Lindsey Cobia, lc@gavinnewsom.com.


Sen. Ed Hernandez’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports an endorsement from United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta. Release hereHernandez, a Democrat, is an optometrist who has served in the Senate since 2010 and was in the Assembly from 2006-2010. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Jeff Bleich’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports an endorsement from El Cerrito Mayor Pro Tem Gabriel Quinto. Release here. Bleich, a Democrat, was special counsel to Pres. Obama and later became US Ambassador to Australia. He is also a past president of the California Bar Assn. Contact: Douglas Herman 626 535 0710.


Eleni Kounalakis’ campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports an endorsement from US Rep. Zoe Lofgren. 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.


Sierra Club California reports endorsing Secty. of State Alex Padilla’s re-election campaign. Release herePadilla, a Democrat, was elected as Secretary of State in 2014 and was a Senator from 2006 to 2014. Contact: Kathryn Phillips 916 893 8494.


Andy Thorburn’s campaign for CD 39 reports an endorsement from actor Ed Begley, Jr. Release here. Thorburn, a Democrat, is a former high school teacher and currently leads Global Benefits Group. He seeks to defeat incumbent Republican US Rep. Ed Royce. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Democrat Monica Garcia has announced her candidacy for SD 22 to succeed Sen. Ed Hernandez, who is terms-out next year and is running for Lieutenant Governor; says, “I have dedicated nearly 20 years in public service to improving the quality of life for women, children and families in my community.” Release hereGarcia has been a Baldwin Park City Council since 2007 and previously worked for the National Organization for Women’s Legal Defense in Washington DC. Contact: MonicaGarcia@monicagarcia2018.com.


Former Asm. Mike Eng’s campaign for SD 22 reports an endorsement from National Latino Peace Officers Association – Advocacy. Release here. Eng, a Democrat, was an Assemblymember from 2006 to 2012, and was elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board in 2013. Contact: mikeeng321@gmail.com.


Wendy Carrillo’s campaign for AD 51 reports an endorsement from the California League of Conservation Voters. Release hereCarrillo, a Democrat, is a labor activist, journalist and speechwriter. Contact: Lisa Gasperoni 916 803 0433.


Carl DeMaio of Reform California responds to title and summary for his group’s “Stop the Gas Tax” initiative (see Initiatives below) — “Politicians think that a deceptive title and summary will fool voters. We’ve got news for the Sacramento politicians: Californians are smarter than that. We are mounting a massive statewide education campaign to ensure Californians are aware that the Gas Tax feeds the state’s bloated budget instead of actually fixing our roads;” group says increased gas and car taxes will “cost each car owner $500 or more per year, per car,” while “auto registration fees will increase as much as $175 a year;” meanwhile “the tax revenue goes into the state’s General Fund, meaning there’s zero guarantee the money will be used to actually fund the transportation ‘fixes’ they claim will happen.” Release here. Contact: Dave McCulloch 760 717 4100.

INITIATIVES

Cleared for circulation by Secty. of State. Contact: 916 653 6575.

ELIMINATES RECENTLY ENACTED ROAD REPAIR AND TRANSPORTATION FUNDING BY REPEALING REVENUES DEDICATED FOR THOSE PURPOSES. REQUIRES ANY MEASURE TO ENACT CERTAIN VEHICLE FUEL TAXES AND VEHICLE FEES BE SUBMITTED TO AND APPROVED BY THE ELECTORATE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Repeals a 2017 transportation law’s tax and fee provisions that pay for repairs and improvements to local roads, state highways, and public transportation. Requires the Legislature to submit any measure enacting specified taxes or fees on gas or diesel fuel, or on the privilege to operate a vehicle on public highways, to the electorate for approval. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Reduced annual state transportation tax revenues of $2.9 billion in 2018-19, increasing to $4.9 billion annually by 2020-21. These revenues would primarily have supported state highway maintenance and rehabilitation, local streets and roads, and mass transit. In addition, potentially lower transportation tax revenues in the future from requiring voter approval of such tax increases, with the impact dependent on future actions by the Legislature and voters. Proponent Thomas Hiltachk, 916 442 7757, needs 585,407 signatures by May 21, 2018.

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PREVIEW

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

NOTICE:

THE CAPITOL MORNING REPORT WILL NOT PUBLISH

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 AND 24,

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

None scheduled.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate, Assembly — Recess, reconvene January 3 2018.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Civica Latino: Launch to Increase Turnout (11.14.17)

  • 1 a.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs (11.6.17)

  • 7 a.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 702: California’s Top Ten

  • 9 a.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Universal Healthcare (10.24.17)

  • 1 p.m.

    PPIC: Priorities for CA water (10.26.17)

  • 5 p.m.

    California: State of Arts and Humanities

  • 7 p.m.

    Schools On Point

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road Trip with Huell Howser

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 702: California’s Top Ten

  • 9 p.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Universal Healthcare (10.24.17)

THE GOVERNOR

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

THE DAILY BREAD

SATURDAY, (James) Gallagher for Assembly 2018 (3rd AD), Sacramento Kings. vs. LA Clippers, Ticket $1500, 7 p.m., Golden 1 Center. Contact: 530 420 5066.

MISCELLANEOUS

Music at Noon, free lunchtime concert series, this week features the Vocal Art Ensemble. Noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N Street. Contact: 916 442 8939.


IMPERIAL BEACH — Asm. Todd Gloria helps serve Thanksgiving meals at 22nd Annual Boys & Girls Club Thanksgiving Eve Feast. 2 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, 847 Encina Ave. Contact: Nick Serrano 619 495 9323.