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REMINDER: My scott@scottlay.com email address is still in DNS hell. scottlay@gmail.com (where that other email usually goes anyway) is working just fine.

 

 

Happy Father's Day

 

Happy Father's Day to all of you who are fathers and everybody's fathers. Today, I give thanks to my Dad for putting up with me all these years. From coaching youth sports teams (and undoubtedly embarrassed that his son was never a top player in any sport I tried and I tried everything but football) to instilling a work ethic in me that got me through some really tough times. Thank you, Dad.

 

Meanwhile, congratulations México! What a great match!

¡Viva la Independencia Nacional!
¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México!

 

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UNPROCESSED BALLOT STATUS:

  • Vote-by-mail: 694,231
  • Provisional: 310,119
  • Conditional voter registration: 10,693
  • Damaged:37,898
  • Total: 1,052,941

Take these numbers for what they are worth. Five counties report completed their counts. Thirty-eight counties other counties haven't updated their unprocessed ballot reports since last week, although their updates of actual vote counts in races are reflected on the Secretary of State's site. Only four counties had updates yesterday.

COLLATERAL DAMAGE: Much has been talked about attempting to equalize product costs between foreign and domestic consumption to "bring jobs home" through Administration-imposed tariffs. Now we have reciproccal tariffs by China and other countries. This article in the Des Moines Register yesterday reporting on a study by an Iowa State University economist forecasting that Iowa soybean farmers could lose $624 million under the tariffs, depending on how long they last. Overall, U.S. exports $14 billlion in soybeans annually to China. That's just one grain (well, legume) that account for huge agriculture exports, as well as all other products on which tariffs are being imposed.

And, China has imposed reciprocal increased tariffs.

This does not just affect jobs on the farms or in the factories. Goods are transported to and from China via shipping lines. The biggest port complex in the United States is the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach (technically seperate, but routinely referred to together. While most dry bulk tonnage is transported through Seattle/Tacoma and Portland, no doubt container traffic--the main focus of LA/Long Beach--will be affected even more. Your iPhone didn't arrive via United Airlines. 

The trade war will reduce port traffic and associated transportation logistics in Southern California, affecting the jobs of not only well paid union longshoremen but also the truck drivers who carry intermodal containers, usually to the railyards in San Bernardino County. The containers are then transferred onto trains to be carried east to neighboring states.

At each of these points--offloading ships, trucking, and transferring onto trains--California jobs are affected to the extent trade shrinks. And this is true both ways, to and from China. The port of Oakland is #5 in the nation, and Seattle/Tacoma is #3. On the East Coast, which will be impacted since the tariffs apply to the European Union, the port of New York/New Jersey is #2 in the nation. 

As you know, I read and watch lots of news. Throughout each Sunday, I watch no less than six of the morning shows (throughout the day/evening) and read dozens of newspapers. I have not heard/read about this collateral effect issue discussed at all. 

 

Classifieds below:

  • Education: Pepperdine Masters of Public Policy (GRE waived for legislative staffers)
  • Education: UOP/McGeorge School of Law: MPP/MPA (full-time or part-time, 3 miles from the Capitol)
  • Job: Cargill Director of Governmental Relations (Newark-Bay Area)
  • Job: Local Health Plans of California seeks a Program Manager
  • Job: Randle Communications 
  • Job: The California Dental Association seeks full-time Associate Legislative Advocate
  • Job: Probolsky Research - Research Analyst - Public Opinion (Orange County)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Oakland or Sacramento)
  • Training: PDI (Political Data Inc.): weekly online trainings of various skill levels   

 

CHARTERS: I somehow missed this good article by Seema Mehta and Melanie Mason, which looks at the big independent spending of wealthy charter school advocates for Antonio Villaraigosa, and what that will mean for the relationship between charters and Gavin Newsom as he assumess the corner office. Newsom was a supporter of public charters in San Francisco, but has called on a pause in the granting of new charters until additional transparency and accountability requirements are imposed. It's complicated, particularly since the campaign, sponsored by the California Charter Schools Association but funded by names like Bloomberg, Broad, and Hastings, became quite negative against Newsom. The final ads in heavy rotation basically called Newsom lazy. 

DEMOCRATS: The Democratic National Committee has set its 2020 convention for July 13-16, the earliest convention since 1992. Eight potential sites under consideration: Atlanta; Birmingham; Denver; Houston; Miami Beach; Milwaukee; New York; and San Francisco.

BLOOD SPORT: For CALmatters, Dan Walters looks at the casualties of recalled state senator Josh Newman and Assemblymember Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside), who was squeezed out of the top-two in the race to succeed Darrell Issa in CA49. Republicans took out Newman, and Democrats played a big role in defeating Chávez to ensure a Democrat advanced to November. 

DRIVING DISTRACTION FOR CASH: In the Times, Patrick McGreevy looks at the plan by the Jerry Brown Adminstration to have a pilot program that would allow 25 digital billboards on public right-of-ways 

 

 

Probolsky Research

 


THE SUN COMES OUT TOMORROW...
 The acquisition of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune by billionaire physician/drug developer Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is scheduled to close tomorrow, reports Meg James in the Times. He bought the two papers, as welll as Spanish-language Hoy and a group of commuity newspapers, from Chicago-based Tronc for $300 million. Tronc is the for The Tribune Company, and stands for "Tribune online content."

Under Tronc, which owns the Chicago TribuneBaltimore SunOrlando Sentinal among others, the Los Angeles Times has seen significant cuts, leading newsroom employees to organize and join the NewsGuild.

Soon-Shiang, born in South Africa, was on the faculty at UCLA as a transplant surgeon when he founded a cancer biotechnology firm and has founded several other companies. He has pledged to stop the bleeding at the LA Times., although his pockets aren't nearly as deep as WaPo's Jeff Bezos, who is estimated to be the wealthiest man in the world.

The Times is leaving its iconic downtown building--which it sold in 1986 to gain cash and has been leasing--and moving to El Segundo near LAX in late July.  

 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Brian Maas, Assemblyman Mark Stone, and Ileana Wachtel!

 

CLASSIFIEDS

Add your classified of up to 100 words by emailing scottlay@gmail.com for $40/week.
   
  • The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees to both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working. Our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a deep understanding of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more at go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy or contact us at publicpolicy@pacific.edu

  • Cal State Student Association seeks Legislative Policy Analyst
    The position is responsible for researching and analyzing legislative policy issues. Additionally, the position will be responsible for externally representing the organization in legislative meetings and committees. Lastly, the position will be responsible for advising our board of directors and legislative affairs committee. For more information and to apply, visit apptrkr.com/1226018

  • Finance & Operations Manager
    California YIMBY is looking for an innovative, resourceful, inspired individual to serve as the Finance & Operations Manager to manage day-to-day finances and operations, act as internal authority on grant requirements, and create and track annual budget. Reports directly to the CEO. $65,000-$85,000/year DOE + benefits. cayim.by/finopsmanager for details.

  • Digital Director
    California YIMBY is seeking an innovative, resourceful, inspired individual to serve as the Digital Director to create digital program to tell story of CA's housing crisis. Reports directly to the Chief Advocacy Officer. $75,000-$90,000/year DOE + benefits. cayim.by/digdirector for details.
  • Organizing Director
    California YIMBY is seeking a motivated, tenacious, creative individual to serve as the Organizing Director to conceive large scale organizing strategy and develop, write and implement a comprehensive strategic organizing plan. Reports directly to the Chief Advocacy Officer. $75,000-$90,000/year DOE + benefits. cayim.by/orgdirector for details.
  • Local Health Plans of California seeks a Program Manager to work across multiple teams providing management, coordination, and support needed to execute programs and initiatives. Ideal candidate is a self-starter, good writer, client service oriented, has an eye for detail, and believes in California’s local health plans’ mission. Salary BOE. Details.
  • Imprenta Communications Group Seeks Account Coordinator to Join Our Sacramento Office. Successful candidate will have 1-3 years previous experience working at a public relations agency, on political campaigns, political staff, or corporate marketing. The ideal candidate is a hard-working, professional, and dedicated individual seeking to empower communities of color. Spanish or Asian language fluency preferred. Full job description can be viewed here. Submit resume and cover letter to Ken Tiratira at ktiratira@icgworldwide.com for consideration
  • GRE waived for qualifying government & legislative staffers to apply to the Pepperdine School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Policy program, considered the most unique policy graduate program in the country. Specialization tracks, including State & Local Policy, allow students to personalize their policy studies. Current State & Local Policy courses include, “Advanced Topics in Politics and Budgeting,” “Public Policy for Criminal Justice, Cannabis, and other Drugs,” “Permissions Development and the Environment,” and “Leadership through Public Engagement.” Find out more about this Top 10 in the West/Top 5 in California MPP program located in Malibu: publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/masters-6
  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
    This position is responsible for a broad range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box. Proven track record is a must. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.
  • SEIU-UHW – Political Capacity Organizer (Oakland or Sacramento)
    This position is responsible for working in close collaboration with multiple levels of staff and members to develop goals and execute plans for members participation in all areas of the political program and hard dollar fundraising.  Also provides staff support to our Political Action Advisory Committee, in collaboration with representational staff.  Candidate will train and mentor COPE chairs and member activists to help them achieve political goals.  Proven fundraising track record is a must.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com.
  • Add your classified for $40/week.

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DEMS: The Democratic National Committee has set its 2020 convention for July 13-16, the earliest convention since 1992. 8 potential sites under consideration: Atlanta; Birmingham; Denver; Houston; Miami Beach; Milwaukee; New York; and San Francisco.

 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Brian Maas, Assemblymember Mark Stone and Ileana Wachtel!

 

CLASSIFIEDS

Add your classified of up to 100 words by emailing scottlay@gmail.com for $40/week.
   
  • The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees to both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working. Our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a deep understanding of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more at go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy or contact us at publicpolicy@pacific.edu.
  • Cal State Student Association seeks Legislative Policy Analyst
    The position is responsible for researching and analyzing legislative policy issues. Additionally, the position will be responsible for externally representing the organization in legislative meetings and committees. Lastly, the position will be responsible for advising our board of directors and legislative affairs committee. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/r.html?s=n&l=http://apptrkr.com/1226018
  • Finance & Operations Manager
    California YIMBY is looking for an innovative, resourceful, inspired individual to serve as the Finance & Operations Manager to manage day-to-day finances and operations, act as internal authority on grant requirements, and create and track annual budget. Reports directly to the CEO. $65,000-$85,000/year DOE + benefits. http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/r.html?s=n&l=http://cayim.by/finopsmanager for details.

  • Digital Director
    California YIMBY is seeking an innovative, resourceful, inspired individual to serve as the Digital Director to create digital program to tell story of CA's housing crisis. Reports directly to the Chief Advocacy Officer. $75,000-$90,000/year DOE + benefits. http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/r.html?s=n&l=http://cayim.by/digdirector for details.

  • Organizing Director
    California YIMBY is seeking a motivated, tenacious, creative individual to serve as the Organizing Director to conceive large scale organizing strategy and develop, write and implement a comprehensive strategic organizing plan. Reports directly to the Chief Advocacy Officer. $75,000-$90,000/year DOE + benefits. cayim.by/orgdirector for details.

  • Local Health Plans of California seeks a Program Manager to work across multiple teams providing management, coordination, and support needed to execute programs and initiatives. Ideal candidate is a self-starter, good writer, client service oriented, has an eye for detail, and believes in California’s local health plans’ mission. Salary BOE. Details.
  • Imprenta Communications Group Seeks Account Coordinator to Join Our Sacramento Office. Successful candidate will have 1-3 years previous experience working at a public relations agency, on political campaigns, political staff, or corporate marketing. The ideal candidate is a hard-working, professional, and dedicated individual seeking to empower communities of color. Spanish or Asian language fluency preferred. Full job description can be viewed here. Submit resume and cover letter to Ken Tiratira at ktiratira@icgworldwide.com for consideration.

  • GRE waived for qualifying government & legislative staffers to apply to the Pepperdine School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Policy program, considered the most unique policy graduate program in the country. Specialization tracks, including State & Local Policy, allow students to personalize their policy studies. Current State & Local Policy courses include, “Advanced Topics in Politics and Budgeting,” “Public Policy for Criminal Justice, Cannabis, and other Drugs,” “Permissions Development and the Environment,” and “Leadership through Public Engagement.” Find out more about this Top 10 in the West/Top 5 in California MPP program located in Malibu: publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/masters-6

  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
    This position is responsible for a broad range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box. Proven track record is a must. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.
  • SEIU-UHW – Political Capacity Organizer (Oakland or Sacramento)
    This position is responsible for working in close collaboration with multiple levels of staff and members to develop goals and execute plans for members participation in all areas of the political program and hard dollar fundraising.  Also provides staff support to our Political Action Advisory Committee, in collaboration with representational staff.  Candidate will train and mentor COPE chairs and member activists to help them achieve political goals.  Proven fundraising track record is a must.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com.

Add your classified for $40/week.

 

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