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THE Nooner for August 27, 2017
Happy Sunday! I changed up my Sunday routine, and am instead writing from the patio of Sac Nat Foods Coop. It's going to be a hot one today, so being outside at 8am is about the only choice.
I spent much of the night watching the news out of Texas. I only have one family member in the immediate path, and things seem to be looking okay as it shifts from a wind to rain event. As many times that I have been there, I never realized that Houston was a bayou city. Of course, unlike New Orleans, it is not a municipal bath tub.
The good news is that my aunt--the one family member in the middle of the storm--is fine and hasn't lost power. The ranch critters should also be okay, but we send Nooner well-wishes to all along the Texas gulf coast.
AURAL PLEASURE: John Myers is joined by the LAT's Melanie Mason and KQED's Marisa Lagos to talk about the Assembly Republican leadership shakeup and the reshaping of the universal health care debate on the California Political Podcast.
FROM THE DESK OF THE DEAN: George Skelton writes in the Times that the GOP used the old playbook in dumping Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes last week. “The minority party removes its leaders faster than the majority because there’s no reason to be happy,” says Republican consultant Richard Temple, who once worked for five Assembly GOP leaders within 12 years. “They have no power.”
THE WORK AHEAD: Lobbyist Chris Micheli of Aprea & Michel writes:
Based upon a rough count, there are 436 pending measures on the Assembly and Senate Floors (292 on Senate Floor and 144 on Assembly Floor) as of this Monday’s floor session (August 28).
In addition, there are about 511 pending measures in the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees (347 in Senate and 164 in Assembly). These figures are for measures being heard next week, followed by those on the Suspense Files.
There are 19 measures pending in other committees (14 in Senate and 5 in Assembly).
So, there are roughly 966 measures to be acted upon during the final three weeks of Session.
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Tab Berg, Donna Carpenter and Rachel Gish!
- 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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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TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Political Road Map: New Disclosure Of Hidden California Campaign Donors Faces A Do-or-die MomentJohn Myers @ latimes.com
California lawmakers have spent two years wrestling with an effort to require new disclosure of big campaign donors. Now, a do-or-die moment has arrived.
How King Coal Dodged California, Thanks To Democrats | The Sacramento BeeDan Morain @ sacbee.com
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California Passed A Law Boosting Police Transparency On Cellphone Surveillance. Here's Why It's Not WorkingJazmine Ulloa @ latimes.com
An analysis of hundreds of police records reveals California still knows little about how police use cellphone tracking devices even after a transparency law was passed in 2015 to i
In Trump states, Sanders tries to push Democrats to the left on health care
Senator took a tour through Indiana, Ohio and Michigan to rally support for single-payer health care.
Campaign To Reduce Black Child Deaths In Sacramento County One Year Later | The Sacramento Beesacbee.com
By Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks
San Diego Simplifying Granny Flat Construction To Address Housing Shortage - The San Diego Union-tribuneDavid Garrick @ sandiegouniontribune.com Texas Governor Praises Federal Response To Hurricane - Politicopolitico.com
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott heaped praise Sunday morning on President Donald Trump and the federal government for their response to Hurricane Harvey, a storm that battered the Texas coast over the weekend and continues to drop deluging rain on the Houston area.
California’s Biggest Political Fights These Days Are Among – Not Between – Republicans And Democratsdailynews.com
Trump Leading His Followers Into A 3rd Party - San Francisco Chroniclesfchronicle.com
The U.S. now has a third political party — it’s called Trump.
Judge Denies El Cajon Officer's Attempt To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Him In Fatal ShootingKristina Davis @ latimes.com
Judge denies El Cajon officer's attempt to dismiss lawsuit against him in fatal shooting
In San Francisco, No White Nationalist Rallies -- So Farmercurynews.com
White Nationalists, San Francisco, Rally, protest, Patriot Prayer, Alt Right, Donald Trump, Neo Nazis, Charlottesville, White Supremacists, Crissy Field
In San Diego, Haitians Watch Community Shrink As Countrymen Leave For CanadaCindy Carcamo @ latimes.com
Fearing deportation, hundreds of Haitians are leaving the United States and crossing into Canada every day. The exodus is decimating the Haitian community in San Diego, leaders say.
The Deadliest Year - The San Diego Union-tribuneSandra Dibble @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Neighbors leaned out their windows on this warm Friday evening, taking in the activity below: flashing lights of patrol cars, forensic specialists dressed in white, members of the ambulance crew checking for vital signals. And outside the cordoned crime scene, two young women clasped in a tight embrace, one crying out for her brother: “Mi hermano, mi hermano.”
Bay Area political events: climate change, sexual minoritiessfgate.com
Political events in the Bay Area Wednesday Climate change: Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, hosts a âÂÂconversation on climate changeâÂÂ with UC Berkeley Professor Daniel Kammen and Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown. The event is from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the San Francisco Zoo, Sloat Boulevard and Great Highway. Tickets required; event will also be streamed on SpeierâÂÂs Facebook page. Information and tickets: http://bit.