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THE Nooner for August 24, 2017

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DISTRICT UPDATES

  • LG (Statewide): added Timothy Ferreira (L)
  • SD16 (Kern): added pastor Gregory K. Tatum (R)
  • AD15 (Berkeley): added nurse Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto (D)
  • AD15 (Berkeley): added writer Owen Poindexter (D)
  • AD15 (Berkeley): added compliance officer Cheryl Sudduth (D)
  • AD66 (Torrance): added Harbor City Neighborhood Council member Caney Arnold (NPP) 

 

Well, hello there neighbor. As a reminder, Capitol Weekly's Top 100 Party is Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sutter Club. [details and register]

ASM GOP: Of course, I was enjoying a nice late breakfast at Fox and Goose, and I get the news that Assembly Republicans have replaced Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) with late entrant Brian Dahle (R-Bieber). The vote waas expected to take place on Tuesday, so the news was surprise. Additionally, Dahle only became a candidate for the post yesterday.

Dahle is termed out in 2024.

So, I had to run back and change The Nooner. 

Also breaking as I was eating my omelette and catching up with an old friend was the expected opinion of the California Supreme Court in the Proposition 66 case. The court upheld the 2016 initiative to expedite death penalty cases. The measure was put on the ballot as a counter-offering to Proposition 62, whiich would have eliminated the death penalty. 

CA GOP: Tony Quinn follows up on San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer's speech last week calling for a rebranding of the California Republican Party. "An internecine war would tear the party apart. Which in itself might produce a New California Republican Party—but what would that new party look like?" 

TWO MINUTES, TWO MINUTES REMAINING: It's the end of session and with the clock ticking this when bills emerge from the shadows, bypass the normal legislative process and receive less public scrutiny. As is frequent, a would-be arena group is seeking CEQA exemptions similar to those provided to expedite the new Kings arena, reports Liam Dillon in the Times. This time it would be for the proposed Clippers arena in Inglewood.

VOTING: An Oakland-based group yesterday filed an initiative that would amend the state's constitution to allow incarcerated adults and those on felony parole to vote, reports Patrick McGreevy in the Times.

DOWNSIZE? Joe Mathews uses the allegations of pay-to-play by state treasurer John Chiang to argue that it makes the case we have too many statewide elected offiicials. He notes that any many cases, ministerial positions like our controller and treasurer offices are appointed positions in many states. 

 

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THE HEADLINE SAYS IT ALL: "California Democrats lead attack over Trump's mental health" In Politico, Carla Marinucci writes:

Rep. Zoe Lofgren last week introduced a congressional resolution urging Trump to seek a medical and psychiatric evaluation to determine if he is unfit for the office. Rep. Jackie Speier called for invoking the 25th Amendment — which empowers the vice president and Cabinet to remove a president who is incapable of serving — after a press conference from Trump Tower in which the president appeared to equate white supremacists with counter-protesters. Both followed on the heels of Rep. Ted Lieu’s push for legislation requiring a psychiatrist at the White House. 

MOVING FAST: Newly elected congressman Jimmy Gomez opened a campaign committee for lieutenant governor in 2026. Of course, he's now in Congress from a safe Democratic district. The committee is likely just a parking place for the nearly $1 million he has in his old Assembly accounts. Also, while contribution limits for Congress are currently $2,700 from individuals and $5,000 for PACs, donors seeking the congressman's attention could give the federal max and then contribute up to $7,300 to the LG committee.

Money from the state committee could not be transferred to the congressional committee, but could be spent on legitimate steps toward an LG run, including attending party conventions, contributing to state candidates, etc. 

TRUMP AND CALIFORNIA--DISTANT RELATIVES: Sherry Bebitch Jeffe and Doug Jeffe write that Trump's message doesn't resonate with California or the nation's major businesss interests, which would rather see focus on economic issues and less on divisive social issues.

The politics of anger doesn’t work for the business community.  Trump and his policies may resonate with the guy who runs a diner in Topeka, but for the high-tech entrepreneur in San Jose or the studio head in Hollywood, not so much.

It’s impossible to predict the future of Donald Trump’s presidency, but don’t expect California–or the nation’s major business leaders—to go happily along for the ride.

FUTBOL: In the first ever Capitol Cup soccer match between Democratic lawmakers and friends and Repulican lawmakers and friends, the Democrats prevailed 3-1. Proceeds of the match of approximately $35,000 went to Saint John's Program for Real Change. Thank you to Greg Hayes of KP Public Affairs who helped organize the event on its success!

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Adrian Lopez and Jesse Switzer!

 

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  • Join Sacramento City Unified School District President Jay Hansen for a breakfast reception on Monday, August 28 at 8 a.m. at the old Vallejo's restaurant (4th and S). Sponsorship opportunites at $250/$100/$75/$50/$35. Checks payable to Jay Hansen for School Board or contribute online at rally.org/hansen4boe#! FPPC ID #1357755. Hosted by Sacramento-Sierra Building Trades, AFL-CIO. For more info, contaact Jay at (916) 505-3158 or jch916ca@gmail.com.
  • The 2017 Pride Awards is next Wednesday, August 30, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. It's not too late to join us and celebrate our wonderful champions of equality and justice- Eleni Kounalakis, Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, Nic Caballero, Maya Steinhart, and Wayne Panepento. Be sure to buy your tickets and table before they sell out! This year we are going all out with two charismatic co-hosts, Scott Nevins of Bravo TV and Cambi Brown of Good Day Sacramento.  There are many exciting elements planned for the evening, including a VIP reception, an amazing array of live and silent auction items, a delectable 3-course dinner by Hannibal’s Catering, and a well-staffed bar inside the beautiful Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. Tickets and tables for the event can be purchased here
  • County Welfare Directors Association seeks two proactive, dynamic professionals to join our team. 1. Outreach & Communications Coordinator: Lead responsibility for developing communications strategies regarding key policy and budget issues, managing media relations, generating social media content, updating and maintaining association website and blog, other communications and outreach tasks. 2. Senior Policy Analyst, Self Sufficiency: Lead role with respect to policy analysis and program support for family self-sufficiency issues, including public assistance, employment, nutrition and child care programs, as well as broader overarching issues such as poverty, homelessness and housing insecurity. More information, how to apply:  www.cwda.org/job-opportunities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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California Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Death Penalty Law - Sfgate
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The state Supreme Court on Thursday upheld large portions of a voter-approved initiative aimed at speeding up executions in California, but struck down a central provision that would have required the court to decide all death penalty appeals within five years. Although the measure, Proposition 66, said the court "shall" resolve capital appeals in five years - more than twice as fast as its current pace - the majority in Thursday's 5-2 ruling said it would reinterpret that language as "directive," or merely a recommendation to work faster. A mandatory deadline "would undermine the court's authority as a separate branch of government," Justice Carol Corrigan said in the majority opinion.

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BERKELEY — A University of California Berkeley spokesman said the university has been working with a student organization that plans to bring conservative authors and provocateurs Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter, as well as recently resigned White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, to campus next month.

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SACRAMENTO — A generous policy at California State University that reimburses employees tens of thousands of dollars in moving expenses needs to be reined in along with a surge in management hiring at the expense of new professors, lawmakers said during a Wednesday hearing to review a critical audit of the public university system. The audit found that management positions grew at more than twice the rate of faculty positions and that campuses could not adequately justify why the new management jobs were needed. Auditors also found that merit raises were not always justified with performance evaluations. In one case at San Diego State, eight assistant coaches were reclassified as management to raise their salaries.

Backers Of A New Clippers Arena In Inglewood Push A Last-minute Plan In Sacramento
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Weeks before the Legislature adjourns for 2017, backers of an Inglewood arena are asking lawmakers to exempt the project and related construction from state environmental laws.

Menendez Is Denied Reprieve From Corruption Trial to Cast Senate Votes
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Senator Robert Menendez had requested that his trial be delayed until after the Senate session in September, or postponed on days when major votes were taking place.

Sacramento County Will Pay Nearly $50,000 To Inmate Whose Head Was Shoved Into Jail Wall | The Sacramento Bee
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Berkeley's New Chancellor: Don't Shout Down Hate Speech
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California's Jackie Speier Is Urging Trump's Removal With The 25th Amendment Because 'he Has Shown A Mental Instability'
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Poll: Most Americans Say Trump’s Behavior ‘not What I Expect From A President’ - Politico
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The poll comes amid a rocky August for the president, who has faced criticism for his response after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, left one counter-protester dead. The poll also found that 42 percent of voters approve of the job Trump has done so far in office, while 55 percent disapprove. Fifty-six percent of registered voters said Trump has not been an effective president, while 39 percent said he had been.

SFSU dean sues university alleging discrimination
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The dean of San Francisco State University’s historic College of Ethnic Studies sued the university Wednesday and accused its president and the California State University system of harassing, retaliating and discriminating against him because he is a gay black man. The suit comes 18 months after a campus dispute in which students protested and staged a hunger strike over their suspicion that ongoing budget deficits at Ethnic Studies were because San Francisco State was starving it of cash and planned to shut down the unique, 48-year-old college. At the time, campus President Les Wong denied such a plan and vowed to help the College of Ethnic Studies financially.

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