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LA UNIFIED STRIKE: School Day 6
FEDERAL SHUTDOWN: Day 32 

SITE UPDATES:

The three-day weekend has allowed me to check a few items off my to do list. Here are a few:

  • added voter registration to district list page
  • worked on headlines scripts on home page to increase state relevance, replace special characters - still working on
  • added random member profile on home page - still working on a strange random formatting issue

LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY UPDATES:

  • added latest voter registration to member pages
  • updated room numbers after late-week moves
  • fixed photo problem with names with accented characters

PREMIUM UPDATES

  • added a redirect from standard legislative directory to Premium directory
  • added office numbers for legislative, congressional numbers to birthday list
  • added state legislative, congressional photo books - sample:

    Photo Book sample
  • added legislative caucuses to member pages and created caucus pages - sample:

    Legislative caucus sample

There are probably more updates throughout the site from a weekend of aggressive coding and database work. While I frequently refer to my "to do" list, I'm a notoriously bad list-maker and so "checking something off my list" is a mental thing or finding where I scribbled on some page of multiple notepads on my desk. Is it too late for another New Year's resolution?

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Happy Tuesday! It has been a busy morning of coding and I'm getting ready to walk over to observe the 12pm rally on the South steps with Erin Brockovich calling for the Legislature to intervene before the PG&E bankruptcy filing. Fortunately, it's an absolutely beautiful day outside and I've had way too much computer time this weekend.

LAUSD STRIKE: At a 9:30 presser aired on Facebook Live, LAUSD and UTLA officials announced that they had reached agreement on contract terms that, if ratified by the board and UTLA members, could end the strike and return to normal school operations tomorrow. The deal was announced by LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner, UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Details are not available, but from what I have picked up from various sources:

  • 6% salary increase (UTLA wanted 6.5%; LAUSD wanted 6%; timing is likely the compromise)
  • some class size reduction and limits to increasing class size during financial hardship

While not part of the contract deal, the closer may have been assertions from Democratic legislative eaders and Governor Gavin Newsom that legislation will be enacted this year that will provide more oversight on charter schools. UTLA has made the charters within the district a point of major criticism, and teachers from charters joined the picket lines for the first time last week. While Superintendent Beutner supports charters, he and Mayor Garcetti now have a major role in the Sacramento deliberations and can be seen in the middle ground between labor and the strongest supporters of charters.  

HARRIS 2020: In the NYT, David Leonhardt advises to take Kamala Harris seriously, but he is looking for specifics.

"My view is that Harris deserves to be treated as a front-runner. She has a fascinating personal story, and she has handled the national spotlight well in her first two years in the Senate.

I’ll be interested now to see whether she can offer a compelling story about what ails the country — how we’ve come to suffer from fraying democracy, stagnant mass living standards and a violently warming planet — and what she will do to change our course."

SRT: #METOO leader Adama Iwu  notes that former Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has registered as a state lobbyist. Ridley-Thomas resigned in December 31, 2017 for "health reasons," although it was widely known that a harassment complaint had been filed against him. An independent investigation subsequently found "more likely than not" that he acted inappropriately toward staff.

His one-year standard ban on lobbying as a former legislator expired with the new year. There are no other general prohibitions that would prevent him from being a registered lobbyist. 

CONSOLATION PRIZE: While Senator Bill Monning (D) was replaced as Senate Majority Leader with Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), Monning was appointed by Senate Rules to an unpaid position on the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The change in Senate leadership was not seen as a snub of Monning, but rather a practical one, as he is termed out in 2020, while Hertzberg will serve until 2022. Monning continues on Senate Rules and replaces now-Insurance Commissioner Ricard Lara on CARB.

 

#CAKEDAY after the jump...

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Classifieds below: all job listings are in Sacramento unless noted (submit at $40/week)

  • Job: Aaron Reed and Associates: Administrative Assistant
  • Job: Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation: full-time program manager (Los Angeles)
  • Job: Attorney General's Office: External Affairs Associate (San Francisco)
  • Job: County Welfare Directors Association of California: senior-level Executive Assistant
  • Job: Health Plan of San Joaquin: Government Affairs Representative (French Camp, CA)
  • Job: NorCal Cannabis: Legislative and Regulatory Strategist to Public Policy Strategist
  • Job: Pruitt Consulting LLC: fundraising associate
  • Job: SEIU-UHW: Regional Political Organizer (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Fresno, and Phoenix)
  • Job: TrattenPrice Consulting: Office Manager/Admin Assistant
  • Office Space: Class A Office Space Available on L Street, across from Capitol
  • Residential: A quiet, vacant duplex unit, half a mile south of Land Park/ Sacramento Zoo.
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#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Suzy Costa and Ritchard Engelhardt! Belated birthday greetings to Krystal DeKleerJaspreet Johl, J.G. Preston, and Travor Taylor! I totally flubbed yesterday.

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  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
    The Political/Community Regional Organizer 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/.
  • The Attorney General's Office is seeking an External Affairs Associate with experience in community outreach and public relations, who will act as the representative for the Attorney General by attending events and meetings on his behalf. The External Affairs Associate will also, identify community and business partners and build lasting partnerships to promote the work and mission of the Attorney General's office. The job can be viewed here. (San Francisco)
  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (San Francisco)
    The Political/Community Regional Organizer 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 – Regional Political Organizer (Fresno) The Political/Community Regional Organizer 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/.

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  • Health Plan of San Joaquin is recruiting a Government Affairs Representative in French Camp, CA. This position is responsible for identifying, researching and evaluating public policy, including state and federal legislation, assisting with proactive and responsive public policy communications to internal and external stakeholders, and representing HPSJ’s interests in various industry associations and public forums. Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, Political Science, Communications or similar is required along with at least four years’ experience in healthcare advocacy, public affairs or government relations. Apply with confidence at:  www.jobs.net/jobs/hpsj/en-us/job/United-States/Government-Affairs-Representative/J3V2YV5XCBH77HWW9Q3/
  • FOR RENT: A quiet, vacant duplex unit, half a mile south of Land Park/ Sacramento Zoo.  2 bedrooms/1.5 baths.  New paint and carpet. 2-year lease.  For additional information email elisha@growproperties.com.
  • County Welfare Directors Association of California seeks senior-level Executive Assistant to support CWDA Executive Director and his team. Duties include scheduling, meeting/event planning and logistics, conference planning, member support, contract management. Our office is fast-paced, busy and fun. Competitive salary DOE; excellent benefits. More information here.
  • TrattenPrice Consulting – Office Manager/Admin Assistant
    Government affairs firm seeks an office manager/assistant for two lobbyists. Candidate must have experience working in a lobbying office including scheduling, bill tracking, and administrative support. Candidate will have a min 2-3 years direct experience, be well-organized, a self-starter and flexible. Salary BOE. Submit resumes to Lea-Ann ltratten@trattenprice.com.​

  • 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/1364276.

  • Aaron Reed and Associates: Administrative Assistant
    Experience working in governmental affairs office, working knowledge of the legislative process, calendaring, arranging travel, proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word, outstanding communication skills. Salary BOE. Please send your resume to Joelle jmccoy@aaronread.com. (1/15)

  • The University of California Office of the President is looking for an Associate Director of Strategy, Planning & Operations in its Sacramento Office. The position serves as a key member of the office’s management team, facilitates issue management across legislative, budgetary and advocacy portfolios, produces briefings, memos, reports and presentations on a variety of matters affecting the University, and directs special projects. Job requires strong knowledge of UC, the executive and legislative branches of California government and higher education policy. Bachelor’s or advanced degree in public policy-related fields and 7 years of related experience is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.
    To apply, visit: apptrkr.com/1331140 
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