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THE Nooner for August 21, 2017

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THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN

Welll, happy eclipse day. Senator Ricardo Lara, chair of the Appropriaations Committee posted that, following inquirss from many lobbyists the commmitee will indeed meet today. Thre start time of 10am will indeed proceed as scheduled. The peak eclipse in Sacramento should be around 10:30 at 78%. 

Today begins the final four-weeks of the first year of the 2017-18 session, and there is a lot to be done. John Myers, Melanie Mason, and Marisa Lagos give a preview on the California Politics Podcast, as does the Bee's Taryn Luna.

IMPOSSIBLE REPRESENTATION? In his Sunday weekly column, John Myers writes that there is strong evidence that California's needs to be expanded to address the increase in population. "And yet, Californians have less representation than citizens of states such as Georgia and Minnesota. A single state senator in Sacramento represents roughly 988,000 people — more than the populations of six states. Each Assembly member now represents nearly half a million people, about 45 times more Californians than each lawmaker represented in the years following the historic Gold Rush."

In addition to make it hard for legislative offfices to adequaely serve constituents, it also raises tost of campaigning. While targeting likely voters has certainly improved, it stilll costs more.

HOUSING: The Bee's Angela Hart reports on the three bills to be considered this month for up to $20 billion in affordable housing. But, is it enough?

CAP-AND-TRADE: In the Times, Chris Megarian looks at the likely uses of the proceeds cap-and-trade permit auctions.

Most of the revenue is already being routed to affordable housing, mass transit and building the bullet train. But there’s still at least $1.4 billion available, which includes some money left over from the last fiscal year and more cash expected to roll in over the next one.

Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) wants to spend roughly $1 billion to replace old, dirty engines. In an interview, he suggested it’s a plan with potentially broad appeal: new tractors in rural areas, better trucks for middle class workers and incentives for drivers to buy electric vehicles.

 

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SD29 (Diamond Bar): For CALmatters, Dan Walters gives an assessment of the activies of both parties in the Senator Josh Newman recall. "This is a hot mess of short-sighted political gamesmanship. A baseless recall and self-interested changes in political law undermine the integrity of the electoral system, making California seem more like a banana republic than its self-proclaimed status as global exemplar."

Joel Fox predicts the recall election will be October 31, Halloween, which is on a Tuesday this year. Remember, recalls don't have a primary and general. It's all on one ballot, and 50% is not required to assume office.

CA DEM: With the final rejection of chair candidate Kimberly Ellis to the results of the party's May election, Ellis is stilll committing that "all options are on the table, reports the LAT's Phil Willon.

CA GOP: It may be showdown at the Assembly Republican over the battle to be leader. I've heard that both sides---current caucus leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) and Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) have the votes to be chair.So some folks may be dual endorsing, like Congressman Ted Lieu endorsing both Luis Lopez and Mike Fong in the AD51 special election.

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe and Doug Jeffe write up the Assembly Republican Caucus fight, as does Katy Murphy in the MercNews.

TOP-TWO: Thomas Palzar, who is running for US Senate next year submitted today an initiative to repeal the top-two pimary

PRESIDENT HARRIS? "Add former Los Angeles mayor and 2018 California gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa to the list of people who believe that Kamala Harris will be running for president in the near future," reports Eric Ting for the Chron.

THE CONGRESSIONAL CLIMATE: Politico's David Siders writes about the impact of the issue of climate change on congressional races, which could be a major factor in the hottest Calilfornia races.

 

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SB 179: Tammerlin Drummond reports for the MercNews on Senator Toni Atkins (D) bill to allow a category for "gender-neutral" drivers' licenses. The bill is being heard in Assembly Approps on Wednesday. 

MONUMENTAL MISTAKE: Five California federal historical monument status are under consideration for status change with a review due Thursday, reports Carolyn Lochhead in the Chron. They are: 

  • Giant Sequoias National Monument
  • Movaje Trails National Monument adjacent to Route 66
  • Sand to Snow National Monument northeast of Palm Springs
  • Berryessa Snow Mountain Monument northeast of Santa Rosa
  • Carrizo Plain National Monument in San Luis Obispo County

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Bryan Miller!

 
 

 

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  • Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the CA LGBT Legislative Caucus: VIP reception benefiting Equality California PAC on Tuesday, September 5from 5-7pm at the Crest Theatre (1013 K St). Join EQCA, members of the LGBT Caucus and other members of the legislature to celebrate the importance of electing LGBT and pro-equality candidates to office. Sponsorship and ticket information can be found at bit.ly/2vHUhGl. The reception will be followed by a free community screening of the documentary Political Animals. For more info, contact Tony Hoang at tony@eqca.org or 323-848-9801.
  • The 1st Capitol Cup Soccer Match is on Wednesday, August 23rd at 5:30pm. Proceeds will benefit the Saint John’s Program for Real Change at Papa Murphy’s Park (formerly Bonney Field). Legislators will be assisted by local Sacramento soccer stars in a friendly Democrat vs. Republican competition. A reception will follow from 6:45pm – 9pm. There is a Sacramento Republic FC vs. Swope Park Rangers KC match that is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm. Tickets to the Capitol Cup will cover entry to both the Capitol Cup and the Sacramento Republic game. For more information, please contact Greg Hayes at ghayes@ka-pow.com

  • Attorney General’s Office is seeking a subject matter expert in areas such as civil law, criminal law, public rights and law enforcement.  The Advocate represents the Department of Justice on legislative matters before the State Legislature.  The job can be viewed here.

  • Five Corners Strategies, a corporate public affairs firm that specializes in grassroots campaigns, is seeking an experienced Project Director to work on various corporate campaigns in the San Francisco Bay area. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years’ experience in grassroots organizing, coalition building, corporate communications and project management. Experience working with the City of San Francisco and Bay area community associations and trade associations is preferred.  Interested candidates can apply here: fivecornersstrategies.com/careers/
  • Consultant Position at TBWB Strategies, San Francisco Based Political Consulting Firm — TBWB Strategies is a strategy and communications consulting firm specializing in public finance ballot measures to secure much needed funding for schools, cities, parks, open space, libraries, transportation, healthcare and more. Consultants serve in a project management role on the client services team at TBWB Strategies, reporting directly to partners and providing strategic guidance, maintaining daily client contact, developing messaging, managing staff and overseeing materials production for multiple projects simultaneously. Interested candidates can apply here: TBWBH.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=3

  • Sacramento Area Council of Government (SACOG)
    Policy Manager - Responsible for all aspects of SACOG's state and federal relations
    Monthly Salary: $8,307 - $11,935
    Details, to apply here. www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sacog.

  • Digital Marketing Manager at Save The Bay in Oakland, CA – Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect, restore, and celebrate San Francisco Bay. The Digital Marketing Manager will be responsible for overseeing all online marketing, fundraising campaigns, and advertising. You’ll collaboratively devise strategies that rapidly scale and optimize marketing capabilities to tell our story and inspire action. As a brand guardian, you’ll work across departments to support programmatic communications needs, delivering excellence across all digital touch points and ensure consistent, effective messaging. Interested candidates can send a cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org  

  • Paid internship involving campaigns for Republican candidates, statewide initiatives & issue advocacy. Those with previous job/internship experience & strong writing/research skills will be given preference. Compensation is hourly & DOE. Please send cover letter & resume to justin@meridianhq.com.

  • Deputy Vice President, State Government Affairs Reporting to Vice President, State Government Affairs. Will be responsible for developing and implementing state legislative strategies in support of PhRMA's priorities in California. Competitive compensation package. Contact Jeff Young, jeffrey.young@kornferry.com.

  • Associate Position at TBWB Strategies, San Francisco Based Political Consulting Firm — TBWB Strategies is a strategy and communications consulting firm specializing in public finance ballot measures to secure much needed funding for schools, cities, parks, open space, libraries, transportation, healthcare and more. Associates are responsible for a combination of direct client service and support for the client services team at TBWB Strategies. Associates are expected to keep projects on track, meet deadlines and prepare materials — including direct mail — for each client. Interested candidates can apply here: bwbh.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=2
  • Chariot Campaigns, Bay Area-based GOP consulting firm, seeks both entry and experienced campaign account support. Excellent writing skills required. $48k-$96k salary. Resume and cover to: jfisfis@chariotcampaigns.com.
  • The California Association of Health Facilities is seeking a CEO/President (Sacramento) to lead the largest state association representing long-term care providers. Looking for a candidate with broad and extensive experience managing a complex organization, including advanced skills in administration, executive/senior management, finance and/or government relations. Familiarity in navigating state government, legislative and regulatory processes. Strong financial background; understanding of health care delivery models and provider reimbursement methodologies, state rate-setting processes helpful. Connectivity with state decision makers and policy makers is key. Salary DOE. Send resume/cover letter to rcfujisawa@cahf.org.
  • The University of California Office of the President is seeking an Associate Director of State Budget Relations in Sacramento. The Associate Director (AD) provides expertise, analysis, political strategy and advocacy related to UC's budget on behalf of the University. The ideal candidate has a working knowledge of the functions, organizations, structure and procedures of UC and experience with the executive and legislative branches of California government. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Learn more and apply here apptrkr.com/1028964
  • CA School Boards Assn- Grassroots Field Organizer (San Diego). This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends.  Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details: www.csba.org/About/Careers/GrassrootsFieldOrganizerSanDiego.aspx

  • CA School Boards Assn- Grassroots Field Organizer (Los Angeles). This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends.  Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details: www.csba.org/About/Careers/GrassrootsFieldOrganizerLA.aspx 

  • Subscribe to the Capitol Morning Report and closely follow who’s doing what each day in California government and politics. We list news conferences, legislative hearings, state board meetings and other events. Plus we add in community news and announcements from political campaigns. More info at www.capitolmr.com

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