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THE Nooner for August 22, 2017

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DISTRICT UPDATES 

  • AD42 (Yucaipa): added San Jacinto cuncilmember Andrew Kotyuk (R)

Well, hello there. Hopefully you still have retinas after looking at the sun yesterday. Sorry I didn't give you a heads up that I was taking the last weekend of summer recess off for a needed break before the final sprint. Advertisers get an automatic extension for those three days. 

ASM GOP: Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes survived the challenge to his leadership post yesterday in the divided caucus. From my sources, his supporters were glad that he was at the table in the cap-and-trade discussions and extracted concessions for the ag and trucking industries. He was a Jim Brulte, Ross Johnson and so many others who played the game in spite of adversity in numbers.

Yesterday's vote was not a competition among the Mayes and the two anticipated challengers--Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elisonore) and Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake)--but rather an up or down vote. It failed by three votes in the 25-member caucus. Next week, it is anticipated that the caucus will cast a vote among Mayes and challengers. Not a good four-week end-of-session for the GOP, and Democrats plan to take full advantage of it. 

The referendum on cap-and trade (not recall as called by supporters) will be on the November 6, 2018 ballot.

TOP-TWO: The Bee's Angela Hart deepens the story I mentioned yesterday about a failed Republican congressman's attempt to repeal the top-two primary system. "Both Republicans and Democrats oppose the top-two system. It has been criticized by the Republican Party for making it more difficult for Republican candidates to make it through a primary contests in a state growing more blue, and by Democrats because it forces them to fight one another, driving up the cost of races."

 

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SD29 (Diamond Bar): Although the previous attempt to retractively change the recall timeline to push the recall of Josh Newman to June 2018 was thrown out by the Third DCA because it violated the single subject rule, Democrats are back with stand-alone measures on the concept. Dual bills in the Senate and Assembly were introduced yesterday, reports John Myers in the Times.

The proposal, written as a budget-related "trailer bill," would ban elections officials from verifying voter signatures on recall petitions through a random sampling process. It would, instead, require every signature to be validated.

As a "trailer bill," it would only require a simple majority. That would allow vulnerable Democrats to take a pass on voting, even though Democrats have two-thirds majorities in both houses. Obviously, Newman wouldn't want to vote for the bill.

TUNNELS: In the Bee, Dale Kasler reports that 58 groups have sued the state to oppose the twin tunnels project to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the California Water Project:

At least 58 groups opposing the tunnels had sued the state as the legal deadline approached Monday afternoon. The plaintiffs include an alliance of crab boat owners, an American Indian tribe dependent on salmon fishing, several Sacramento Valley water agencies, the cities of Folsom and Roseville, and San Joaquin, Solano and Yolo counties. Sacramento County filed one of the first suits last week, arguing that the $17 billion tunnels project would take valuable Delta land out of production and create other problems in the south county. All of the cases say the tunnels project represents a violation of the state’s strict environmental law.

In other words, cap-and-trade is a cash cow to law firms, and water and environmental law are very lucrative practices.  Why didn't I practice?

Meanwhile, a new report released yesterday by Beacon Economics and Next 10 argues that to really tackle climate change requires addressing housing issues to closer align housing and jobs and thus reduce transportation-related emissions, reports Lauren Williams for the OCR.

California’s economy grew robustly during the past decade even as state-imposed environmental standards to combat climate-change helped lower greenhouse gas emissions. But authors of a report released Tuesday cautioned that the future might not be so rosy: They found that transportation-related emissions have begun to rise due in part to longer commute times for California workers who can’t afford to live in the cities where they work.

 

 

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HUH? The President who obsesses over news watched the solar eclipse without glasses yesterday. I watched it on the NASA live streaming. No need for silly glasses.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia

 

 

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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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