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THE NOONER for December 17, 2015
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Ugh, this is like the quietest time of the political year, unless you're covering Donald Trump.
Handling of L.A. schools shutdown offers a civics lesson [Peter Jamison & Howard Blume] - "A day after that decision, which has drawn some criticism because the threat turned out to be a hoax, key players acknowledged that their effort could have been better coordinated."
Uh, you think?
CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Uduak-Joe Ntuk!
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA seeks two experienced Senior Campaign Organizers to work with the seven California Planned Parenthood affiliates on campus and electoral organizing through the November 2016. Three to five years and two election cycles experience as full time campaign staff required. Prior management experience preferred. Excellent salary (DOE) and cellphone/laptop stipend and reimbursement of healthcare up to a cap. Positions located in the south and north. Details here.
Communications Specialist, Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy: Position will develop and implement strategies to enhance the visibility and programmatic success of the Institute of Advanced Technology and Public Policy at Cal Poly. Creates and executes communication plan, outreach, and social media content. Located in San Luis Obispo CA. Excellent Benefits. Background check required. AA/EEO/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. View job description and apply today: www.calpolycorporationjobs.org/postings/859.
- Earl Warren's grandson DR. WILLIE BRIEN discusses his grandfather's legacy and his career in Beverly Hills politics in this exclusive interview: vimeo.com/147910723
Attention lobbyists - interested in appearing on an upcoming political talk show? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Institute of Governmental Advocates is holding a Toy Drive to benefit Mustard Seed Children’s School. Drop off your unwrapped gift at 1121 L St., Ste. 100, Sacramento through 12/9. Questions- Contact Lisa Rodriguez at 916-761-2696. More information is available here.
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) seeks a full-time Legislative Advocate to help design and implement the organization’s legislative and regulatory agenda. Job description plus salary and benefit info at bit.ly/1lu9nXt. EOE.
Energy Efficiency Program Manager - 81817
Berkeley Lab’s Electricity Markets and Policy Group has an opening for an Energy Efficiency Program Manager. Depending on experience, we will hire the qualified candidate at the Program Manager 2 or Program Manager 3 level.
This position requires advanced knowledge of energy efficiency programs and policies, experience conducting research projects, and general knowledge of program management principles and skills, such as budgeting, scheduling, computer-based spreadsheet and report generation tools to perform the work. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please go here for the full job description and to apply: 18.104.22.168/counter.php?id=54451
The California Council on Science and Technology is recruiting a development officer
to lead fundraising efforts for the S&T Policy Fellows program in Sacramento. Includes organizing, directing and implementing strategies for securing major gifts. Deadline to apply is December 11th. For more information and to apply see position SOR6418A through UC Merced: bit.ly/1OgJLJh
Legislative Director Early Edge California. Works with senior leadership to develop a successful policy and advocacy agenda. Includes advocacy and external relationship development and management through grassroots/grasstops activities, policymaker education, communications, and coalition building. Competitive salary. Resume, cover letter to email@example.com
First 5 LA seeks a communications manager responsible for creating and implementing communications strategies that inform the public, elevate the conversation on issues affecting children prenatal to age 5 and their families, and to support the implementation of First 5 LA’s Strategic Plan for 2015-20. Position reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing. Qualifications include 6 to 10 years experience in corporate, foundation, or governmental communications, 3+ years managerial experience, a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Spanish/English bilingual a plus. Additional information and how to apply at: bit.ly/1N9HksV
California Council on Science and Technology is now hiring a Program Assistant for our Sacramento Office.
This position will support fundraising and senior staff members for the S&T Policy Fellows program. $36,600 minimum salary. Looking for a highly organized self-starter with strong communication and technical skills. Must apply through UC Merced by December 11
. Position code SOR6417A.
- The American Civil Liberties Union of California seeks an outgoing, results-driven, and experienced advocate who is passionate about advancing many of the most important – and sometimes controversial – struggles for civil rights and liberties in our State Capitol. Please see job description for details.
The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) in the San Francisco Bay Area is seeking a full-time Political Director. This position will help NPH grow public support and political will for affordable housing funding primarily focusing on the local and regional level. It is a new, senior position responsible for a significant program of data collection and analysis, strategy, program development and implementation and will create a new center of expertise, resources and capacity to move a pro-affordable housing agenda. For details on how to apply, please see nonprofithousing.org/wp-content/uploads/Political-Director-job-announcement.pdf.
- THERE'S MUCH MORE TO EFFECTIVE LOBBYING THAN LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY. Get the total picture of lobbying in California with Capitol veteran Ray LeBov's introductory Lobbying 101 and advanced Lobbying 201 seminars December 10-11. Lobbying 101 covers the Legislative process and Legislative advocacy; Lobbying 201 explores time-tested principles / best practices in the equally critical areas of Budget, Regulatory Agency and Executive Branch advocacy plus Media Relations. $250 each.Essential for lobbying firm principals / staff, organizations / agencies that employ lobbyists, newcomers to the profession. Information / registration: www.capitolseminars.net or 916 442 5009.
- CWDA seeks a flexible, dynamic individual to be responsible for a full range of Executive Assistant functions, association support, and meeting planning duties for our Sacramento-based statewide association, which represents county human services agencies. Position reports to and supports Executive Director and Deputy Director. Desirable qualifications include 6+ years related experience, bachelors degree. Additional information and how to submit resume at: bit.ly/1HcPiPe
- Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California seeks a Legislative Assistant to provide support to the legislative team. Strong familiarity with the legislative process and nonprofit advocacy work . Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Details here.
California Child Care Resource & Referral Network seeks Director of Public Policy in Sacramento. The Network provides leadership and vision for the continuous development and improvement of child care services statewide. We advocate for building a quality child care system that supports the diversity of families and children in every California community. The Director will strategically guide the Network and its member agencies in budget and legislative analysis and in public policy education and advocacy efforts. Knowledge of child care field and state level experience is desirable. Salary DOE + excellent benefits. Full job description & application process click here.
SEIU Local 2015—Hiring Political Staff—positions throughout CA. Join the team growing Political Power with and for over 315,000 long term care workers in CA. We are hiring throughout the state, positions range from Political Organizer in Training, Political Organizer, Senior Political Organizer, Deputy Director. 2016 will be an incredibly important and exciting year politically—if you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please e-mail your resume to Jennifer Root at JenniferR@seiu2015.org.
- Office Space Available - Two Blocks from State Capitol -- Quiet location two blocks away from Capitol. Share space with a professional services firm. Up to three offices in six-office suite (2,300 sqft). Conference room, copy/printer room, reception, kitchenette, janitorial, parking. Terms are negotiable. 1510 14th Street, Sacramento. (916) 444-7158
- Executive Housing at the ilofts! 120 I St. #1, Old Sacramento, CA 95814
Exquisite luxury loft with 1 bathroom and a den located in the heart of Old Sacramento. This fully furnished loft comes with heated marble tile floors, state of the art electronics, and a beautiful shared courtyard. There is a walk-in shower, dining room area, and kitchen which includes a refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove, microwave, and garbage disposal. There is a washer and dryer, central heat and air, covered patio, a security system, and is cable ready. Water, sewer, and garbage is included. $2,650/month + $115 per month parking garage. S & S Property Management
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Jerry Brown Spends First Nights In Historic Mansion | The Sacramento BeeDavid Siders @ sacbee.com
Brown and his wife are giving up rented loft downtown
Cigarette Tax Hike Initiative Starts Circulatingibabuzz.com
By Josh Richman
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 at 4:22 pm in ballot measures.
Report: State Prison Awash In Abuse, Intimidation, Secrecy | The Sacramento BeeJon Ortiz @ sacbee.com
Jon Ortiz chronicles civil-service life for California state workers
State Lawmaker Wants $1.4 Billion In Polluter Fees That Are 'just Sitting There' Put To Worklatimes.com
It’s not common for politicians to leave money on the table, but that’s what happened when a new state budget was approved this past summer.
California Dems Get Flak For Votes On Refugees | The Sacramento BeeSean Cockerham @ sacbee.com
Legislation would block refugees, opponents say
How The Budget Deal Opens The Door Even Wider For Secret Money In Politicslatimes.com
House Speaker Paul Ryan announces the bipartisan budget agreement on Wednesday.
Draftkings, Fanduel Ask California To Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports | The Sacramento BeeAlexei Koseff @ sacbee.com
Daily fantasy sports faces political threat over whether it constitutes illegal gambling
San Jose Council Votes To Tighten Lobbying Rulescontracostatimes.com
"We're talking about major nonprofits that receive big money," said Councilman Johnny Khamis, making the case for why nonprofits should register as lobbyists and report meetings with politicians, just as other groups do. He noted that nonprofits last year received more than $21 million in taxpayer-funded dollars and regularly lobby decision-makers.
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First Draft: Spending Bill to Block Limits on Outside Political Groupsrss.nytimes.com
To the dismay of campaign watchdogs, the budget bill that lawmakers are set to consider on Friday would thwart efforts to force more disclosure of contributors and to limit increasing political activity by nonprofit organizations.
Comcast to pay $26 million for illegally dumping old equipmentsfgate.com
Comcast has agreed to pay $26 million to settle claims by the state and Alameda County that the company routinely and illegally dumped hazardous electronic equipment into local landfills and failed to shred records that contained customersâÂÂ names, addresses and phone numbers. Investigators found that the cable companyâÂÂs dispatch and warehouse facilities throughout California, since 2005 had been sending used remote controls, modems, amplifiers and other electronic gear to landfills that were not supposed to receive them, Attorney General Kamala HarrisâÂÂ office said Tuesday in announcing the settlement. âÂÂComcastâÂÂs careless and unlawful hazardous waste disposal practices jeopardized the health and environmental well-being of California communities and exposed their customers to the threat of identity theft,âÂÂ Harris said in a statement. The Comcast settlement includes $19.85 million in civil penalties and costs, $3 million to fund environmental and consumer protection and enforcement, $2.4 million for public service announcements on proper waste disposal over four years, and at least $700,000 to improve the companyâÂÂs practices.