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E-201 - Thursday, August 15, 2019

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RECENT AURAL PLEASURE:

  • Capitol Weekly Podcast: The history of the Top 100 list with Anthony York (2019-08-15)
  • SacTownTalks by The Nooner (Gibran Maciel and Scott Lay): "What a Week!" (2019-08-11) [YouTubeSimplecast | iTunes
  • CAP:Impact Podcast (McGeorge School of Law): Chris Micheli - "Is the California Legislature a Bill Factory?" (2019-08-08)
  • SacTownTalks by The Nooner (Gibran Maciel and Scott Lay): "What a Week!" (2019-08-05) [YouTube | Simplecast | iTunes
  • KQED'S Political Breakdown Podcast (Marisa Lagos and Guy Marzorati): Congressman Ro Khanna (D-Fremont) (2019-08-01)
  • Look West Podcast (Assembly Democratic Caucus): Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath and Carlsbad City Councilmember and 3x Women’s World Longboard Surfing Champion, Cori Schumacher, discuss equal pay for equal play, and why gender pay inequity is still an issue in the world of sports (2019-07-23] [Look West | iTunes | Google Podcasts]
  • Force of Law Podcast (Laurel Rosenhall @ CalMatters): episode four - "at the risks officers face on the job and why many in law enforcement say the final version of a bill to curb police shootings no longer puts them in greater danger" (2019-07-20)

UPDATED: Lawsuit information page for SB 27 (McGuire and Wiener): Primary elections: ballot access: tax returns.

IN TODAY'S NOONER:

  • SB 27 - state response
  • Split roll
  • Cannabis
  • Muni matters
  • Cakeday   
  • New classifieds!

SacTown Talks by The Nooner

Happy Thursday! If you skip over the intro grafs, there have been updates in both the SB 27 item and podcasts. Things are definitely cray-cray right now as the sunflowers are chopped.

I'll be a bit quick today before heading over to the Sheraton for a PPIC conversation with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood). You can register to watch the event that starts at noon. I'd like to stroll over and check out some Wide Open Walls murals-in-progress, but with a forecasted high of 106, today is not one for a walk! The temperatures should be better for Saturday's closing party on Capitol Mall.

Reminder: 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission: There are four days left for applications to serve on the new Citizens Redistricting Commission that will draw the state and congressional lines for the next decade. The extended closing is Monday, August 19 at 5pm.

SB 27 (McGuire and Wiener): Trump tax returns: The state yesterday filed its response to the lawsuit filed by California Republican Party chair Jessica Patterson and the party in the California Supreme Court. The opposition to the motion for immediate injunctive relief argues that the plaintiffs don't have standing, immediate relief is not necessary since filing is not until November 26, and that SB 27 doesn't run afoul of Article II, Section 5(C) of the state constitution.

SPLIT ROLL: For the LAT, John Myers writes on the changes to the ballot measure to revise Proposition 13:

"The most significant difference between the new proposal and the one circulated last year is that property owned by a small business — defined as having 50 or fewer employees — would keep its current low-tax rules, as long as its value isn’t more than $3 million. That amount would be adjusted for inflation in future years."

CANNABIS: For the LAT, Patrick McGreevy reports on California's large pot market:

"California is on track to post a record $3.1 billion in licensed cannabis sales this year, solidifying its status as the largest legal marijuana market in the world, according to a study released Thursday by financial analysts who advise the industry.

Legal sales are up significantly from an approximate $2.5 billion in 2018, the first year of licensed cannabis sales in California, according to the analysis by sales-tracking firms Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics. After a rocky start in 2018, retailers that have survived California’s tough licensing, testing and packaging regulations are “battle hardened” and stronger because of an influx of investment that has allowed them to take advantage of the state’s large population and pent-up demand for legal products, said Tom Adams, managing director and principal analyst for BDS Analytics.

“Any market in the world would be ecstatic about a 23% growth rate,” Adams said. “That is fabulous for any industry to have that kind of growth.’’

But California’s black market for marijuana continues to flourish as high taxes and a refusal by most cities to allow licensed shops makes it cheaper and easier for people to buy from illicit dealers, he said. An estimated $8.7 billion is expected to be spent in the illegal cannabis market in 2019 — more than double the amount of legal sales."

I'm confused and hope my friends who are now lobbying in this space can shed light. Is the illicit market the guy across the street from me who dove me to another guy under the freeway at The 91 in the wildlands of drainage or is it more storefront?

MUNI MATTERS, CAKEDAY, and NEW CLASSIFIEDS after the jump...

Probolsky Research

KUDOS: Tomorrow, the four other public universities are signing a memorandum of understanding with The Maddy Institute, which is housed at Fresno State. The center focuses on public policy issues affecting the Central Valley, including an internship program. I wrote about a reception for the institute's 20th anniversary back in May. This new partnership is great news for the Valley!

CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Lisa BattistaAlly HeatherlyBrian KabateckCat Nou, Congresswoman Maxine Waters!

Classifieds

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Digital Organizers, SEIU-UHW (Los Angeles and Oakland)

We are looking for a dynamic and effective Digital Organizers to help us build our online community and support our online-to-offline lead-generation efforts. In this position it is all about using new media and digital tools to organize, advocate on our issues, and increase member and community engagement with also providing personal one-on-one communications with people who are engaging SEIU-UHW. It is a public-facing position involving direct communication with our members, supporters, and the public via multiple online platforms. The ideal candidate has organizing or customer service experience, is already personally active on social media, and is passionate about things like ladders of engagement and moving people from online to offline activism (and vice versa). SEIU-UHW offers a competitive salary range of $56k - $102k to commensurate with experience and a generous benefit package. For more information and to apply please visit our candidate portal at http://seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.

Paid Internship with Meridian Pacific, Inc.

Internship re: campaigns for Republican candidates, statewide initiatives and issue advocacy. At Meridian Pacific, Inc. we have diverse opportunities for the interns that work with us. This internship has the opportunity to work with Republican candidates, statewide initiatives, issue advocacy, local and statewide ballot measures, grassroots activation, public affairs campaigns, political campaigns for local, state and federal candidates, as well as event planning.

Interns will write press releases and other materials, assist with mailings and print production, complete research projects, perform data entry, learn the basics of office functions, work on surveys, compile contact lists, attend/work political functions, etc.

Applicants who have previously held a job/internship and exemplify strong writing, research and communications skills, preferred. Compensation is $12.00 per hour. The hours for this position are flexible. Email cover letter & resume to: Justin@meridianhq.com.

SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA)

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/.

Director of Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy, California Housing Partnership (Sacramento)

The Director of Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy works in close coordination with California Housing Partnership’s CEO and senior leadership team to advance California state legislation and regulations and to a lesser extent, federal housing legislation and funding in Washington, D.C., that further our mission. The position provides a focal point for legislative and regulatory policy work internally and also coordinates positions and efforts with our external allies in California and D.C. This is a full time, exempt position located in Sacramento, and reports to the CEO.

To apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to Amanda Isbell (aisbell@chpc.net) with the subject line “Application for Director of Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy – [YOUR LAST NAME]” by Thursday, August 29, 2019.

Planned Parenthood; President & CEO (Sacramento)
The President and CEO is responsible for directing the statewide public policy efforts in partnership with the seven Planned Parenthood affiliates throughout California. Develops, implements and manages state and federal legislative, lobbying, advocacy, fundraising, organizing and electoral strategies and programs that advance the mission of California Affiliates. Requirements: BA/BS in public policy/government relations or related area and 7 years demonstrated leadership experience in public policy environment. Master’s Degree in law or public health desired. Frequent travel required. Email resume to cport@pppsgv.org.
The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 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 foundation in statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to governance. Learn at a beautiful campus three miles from the State Capitol: go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy or publicpolicy@pacific.edu.

Political Data Inc.
For 30 Years PDI has been California’s premier data vendor. Now, you can get live online trainings on the newest PDI software every week: