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RECENT PODS:

  • Capitol Weekly Podcast (John Howard and Tim Foster): GOP political consultant Matt Rexroad on redistricting and the recall. (2021-01-18)
  • If I Could Change One Thing (SDSU School of Public Health): Dr. Monica Gandhi, Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital / UCSF on when/if mask mandates will go away. (2021-04-07)
  • California State of Mind (CapRadio): California Prepares for Wildfire; Disparity in Covid Deaths Highlight Need for Vaccine Equity (2021-04-16)
  • Inside Golden State Politics (Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Jeffe): Police Shootings: A Dilemma Forever? (2021-04-16)
  • SacTown Talks (Jarheet Blonien): Monica Davalos and Adriana Ramos-Yamamoto of the California Budget and Policy Center (2021-04-16)
  • KQED's Political Breakdown (Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos): Law Enforcement Action Partnership executive director Diane Goldstein on the Role of State Legislatures in Police Violence (2021-04-15) 

CLASSIFIEDS BELOW:

  • The Breakthrough Institute is seeking a Press Secretary (Berkeley)
  • Capitol Weekly presents A Conference on Housing Policy
  • New Sacramento-based thriller
  • Golden State Opportunity: Director of Operations, Director of Development and a Northern CA Coordinator
  • Exclusive Downtown Penthouse Near Capitol Building
  • Associate Position at CleanSweep Campaigns, San Francisco
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - MPA/MPP
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - Masters of Science in Law

DISTRICT UPDATES:

  • GOV: added political organizer Michael Loebs (N) - chairperson of the California National Party, a non-qualified political party.

MONEY MATTERS: 

  • AD54 (Baldwin Hills-Culver City-Westwood): Nurses and Educators for Isaac Bryan for State Assembly 2021 sponsored by labor organizations reports receiving $75,000 from SEIU California State Council Political Committee

RECALL WATCH: The final signature reports from counties have been submitted to the Secretary of State's Office, which has ten days from 04/19 to report to counties on the total, triggering the 30-day signature withdrawal period. As of the last report on March 11, 1,188,073 signatures had been validated. Proponents need 1,495,709 to qualify the recall, a total that they are fully expected to meet.

The Nooner for Wednesday, April 21, 2021, presented by SYASL Partners

Happy humpday! I found a few stories below and I'm outta here to walk over to Rite Aid to get jab #1. I won't be posting a picture of my arm as we've all seen plenty on social media. An arm is an arm. A Band-Aid is a Band-Aid. We'll likely find out after tomorrow's meeting of the FDA's advisory committee whether or not Johnson & Johnson's Band-Aids will again start covering the J&J one-dose vaccine.

Meanwhile, for Sacramento and Placer County readers wondering why we are still in the red tier, it is the new case rate. Both counties have tier-adjusted new cases of 9 per 100,000 residents, which actually went up this week. To progress to the less-restrictive orange tier, case rates need to be 5.9/100k or a below for a week.

In contrast, Los Angeles County is 2.7/100k, San Francisco is 2.2/100k, and Orange is 1.4/100k. Fresno, which progressed from red to orange this week, is at 5.3/100k. (CDPH Excel spreadsheet)

DO YOU RECALL? The AP's Kathleen Ronayne writes that now that the recall election has almost certainly qualified, the hard work begins for the California GOP.

The chance to recapture the governorship in the most populous state is an energizing prospect for Republicans who have been locked out of statewide office for more than a decade. That was when Arnold Schwarzenegger was ending a governorship that began when he ousted Democratic Gov. Gray Davis in a 2003 recall, the only successful recall of a governor in state history.

But the GOP constitutes just a quarter of voters in California and with no Schwarzenegger-like candidate who is immediately recognizable to voters, it’s an uphill climb to attract the independents and Democrats needed to recall Newsom all while keeping Republicans united. A recent poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found just 40% of Californians support recalling the first-term governor.

“If this is simply branded as a Republican effort the likelihood of success is very slim,” said Tim Rosales, a Republican consultant who was a senior adviser to the campaign of John Cox, a businessman who lost to Newsom in 2018 and is running again. His firm recently stopped working with Cox.

Beyond Cox, the top Republicans in the race so far are former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and ex-U.S. Rep. Doug Ose, who last held office in 2005. Neither is close to a household name, though Faulconer has been barnstorming the state to raise his profile.

The closest thing to Schwarzenegger this time may be reality TV star and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner, who has said she may enter the race. She is a longtime Republican but has never sought elected office.

Stephen Puetz, the campaign manager for Faulconer, said if people are waiting for another Schwarzenegger, “they’re going to be waiting for a long time.”

PETITIONS: Yesterday, Senate Judiciary approved SB 660 (Newman), which prohibits the payment on a per-signature basis to persons gathering signatures for initiatives, recalls, and referenda. Hourly or other compensation not based on the number of signatures gathered would be allowed. Newman decided to park his other controversial elections bill, SB 663, which would provide access of targets of recall efforts access to voters who sign petitions. While it wouldn't have applied to the Newsom recall, you can understand why the Governor wouldn't want that bill on his desk this year.

Leader of one committee supporting the recall of Governor Newsom and former San Diego City Council member Carl DeMaio celebrated the stalling of SB 663, calling the bill a "Jim Crow law." Uh, I don't think DeMaio understands what Jim Crow laws were and the email was sent out after the verdict in the Chauvin case.

LAW AND DISORDER: For The Bee, Lara Korte reports on the Third District Court of Appeals hearing yesterday of the lawsuit filed by Assemblymembers James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) and Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) challenging Governor Gavin Newsom's emergency powers exercised during the pandemic.

Newsom’s attorneys are seeking to have the Third District Court of Appeal overturn a lower court’s ruling that found the governor misused his emergency authority with an executive order related to mail-in elections during the coronavirus pandemic.

Republican Assemblymen Kevin Kiley and James Gallagher, who filed the lawsuit, sparred with appeals court judges or talked over them during a contentious oral argument.

At one point, Judge Ronald B. Robie told Kiley that if he isn’t satisfied with the way the governor is acting under the COVID-19 state of emergency, the lawmakers should act to end it.

“Kiley, maybe this is the time for the Legislature to end the emergency if that’s what you think has happened and it’s gone too far,” Robie said. “That’s up to the Legislature. You’re part of the Legislature, go do it.”

Fun fact. Robie is a former Assembly staff director. Korte continues:

The crux of the disagreement is whether the California Emergency Services Act, or CESA, gave Newsom the power to not only suspend certain statues, but also prescribe rules. Newsom declared a statewide emergency because of the coronavirus outbreak on March 4, 2020, and he’s used that power to hand down safety guidelines and move quickly on contracts.

The GOP lawmakers say Newsom overreached when he issued an executive order that required counties to take certain steps leading up to the 2020 election. That measure was later codified into law by the Legislature.

PLASTICS: Assembly Judiciary yesterday approved AB 1371 (Friedman), the bill to phase-out the use of plastic and expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam or packaging "peanuts") by online retailers. The party-line vote was 8-2, with Kiley not voting.

ATTORNEY GENERAL: At 1:30 today, Senate Rules will consider Governor Newsom's nomination of Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) to be Attorney General. The special Assembly Committee on the Office of the Attorney General will consider the nomination following Utilities and Energy, which has ten bills and starts at 1:30. It is ilkely both houses confirm him tomorrow, and the candidates are already mobilizing for a special election to the district that includes San Leandro, Alameda, and West Oakland. Following the resignation of Bonta from the Assembly, Governor Newsom will have 14 calendar days to call a special general election, which will likely be September 7, 14, or 21 with a special primary in July.

Here are the candidates I currently have for Bonta's AD18:

  • James Aguilar (Democratic) - San Leandro school board member
  • Mia Bonta (Democratic) - Alameda school board member
  • Janani Ramachandran (Democratic) - Attorney
  • Malia Vella (Democratic) - Alameda City Councilmember

POLICING: The Chron's Alexei Koseff writes that progressives have high hopes for police reform if Assemblymember Rob Bonta is confirmed as Attorney General, as is fully expected. However, the liberal lawmaker will be on the ballot next year and a statewide race is very different than one for AD18, which has the third most number of Democrats among Assembly districts.

It is an opportunity for a champion of overhauling the criminal justice system to reimagine the role of an office that focused the last four years on filing more than 120 lawsuits against the Trump administration. One of Bonta’s first challenges will be setting up a team to investigate police shootings of unarmed Californians, created by legislation that he helped carry last year.

But for the first time in his political career, he faces the demands of a constituency beyond the East Bay. If Bonta, who was nominated last month by Gov. Gavin Newsom, is confirmed as attorney general by the Legislature, he must almost immediately begin his 2022 election campaign.

It could require a delicate balance between the expectations of activists who want a new kind of top cop and a broader electorate whose views on criminal justice haven’t always meshed with progressive impulses. Just this past November, voters overturned a law abolishing the cash bail system that Bonta was instrumental in passing.

“The beliefs and values that he had in his Bay Area district are not going to resonate in the Central Valley. They’re not going to resonate in San Diego,” said Brian Marvel, president of the Peace Officers Research Association of California, a statewide coalition of police unions. “If he’s out of office next November, what kind of change has he really effectuated?”

Meanwhile, the Chron's Joe Garafoli looks at the policing reform measures pending in the Legislature.

For CalMatters, Byrhonda Lyons and Laurel Rosenhall have updated their video explaining California's police use-of-force law.

TORT WARS: Dan Walters writes for CalMatters about the legislative battles this year over civil lawsuits, known as "tort wars" and looks at the history of some of the biggest battles.

Tort wars are a subset of the perpetual conflict that pits business, insurance and employer interests against unions, trial lawyers, consumer advocates and environmental groups over a broad array of specific issues.

Although the latter coalition is closely allied with the Legislature’s dominant Democrats, it has not been particularly successful over the years in advancing its agendas — and that’s true of tort wars as well, exemplified by multiple failures to change the MICRA cap.

However, with expanded Democratic majorities in the Legislature, new efforts are being mounted this year to expand lawsuit opportunities.

The Civil Justice Association of California, a business-backed lobby that does battle with Consumer Attorneys of California and other pro-lawsuit interests, has issued a list of bills it says would “threaten to undermine fairness and balance in the state’s civil justice system.”

Most would create “private rights of action,” empowering lawyers to enforce new state laws through lawsuits. One example is Assembly Bill 95, carried by Assemblyman Evan Low, a Cupertino Democrat, that would require employers with 25 or more employees to provide 10 days of paid bereavement leave, and allow lawsuits to enforce it.

Employers see the threat of such suits, with potentially heavy damages, as a tool to extract concessions and earn fat fees for lawyers. However, advocates say private rights of action are needed to discourage employers from flouting the law.

DAYBREAK PAC: For Capitol Weekly, Joaquin Romero reports on a new political action committee that has a goal of pushing the Legislature further to the left.

On March 23, about 80 people gathered on a Zoom call to launch Daybreak PAC,  a political action committee aimed at moving the California Legislature to the left by supporting progressive candidates and policies.

The PAC is headed by activist Jackie Fielder, an unsuccessful state Senate candidate who challenged incumbent Democrat Scott Wiener last year in San Francisco. Fielder lost by 60,000 votes, but her campaign drew attention from progressives for her ability to build a substantial base of small donors.

“For myself, it was important that we continue our movement for single-payer healthcare, investments in social housing, ending homelessness, workers’ rights, expanded funding for public schools, and alternatives to policing,” she said.

Daybreak PAC hopes to recruit a slate of candidates running for seats in state government focusing on five Senate seats –Senate Districts 6, 10, 18, 36 and 40 — that will be vacant in 2022.

Daybreak has also taken note of the 28% of the state Assembly that will be vacant come 2024.

To qualify, Daybreak candidates are expected to include a variety of progressive policies in their political platforms, such as increased investment in social housing, public schools, single-payer healthcare and a Green New Deal for California.

Most importantly, the Daybreak candidates must also pledge to refuse contributions from such groups as corporations, real estate interests and law enforcement associations, among others.

The refusal of donations from moneyed interests is a must: At the PAC launch meeting, Fielder described it as “non-negotiable.”

In return, Daybreak is promising a host of resources for candidates, including “in-depth training, logistical support, providing technology and directing volunteer power.”

Thus far, the only candidate Daybreak has publicly endorsed has been Fatima Ibqal-Zubair, a public school teacher running in the 64th Assembly District.

Ibqal-Zubair garnered 40.5% of the vote in her challenge of Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Carson) last year. Gipson is termed out in 2026.

The PAC is backing AB 20, which would put limits on corporate contributions to campaigns; SB 467, which would move to ban fracking in California; and AB 1400, which would establish single-payer healthcare in the state.

With a deadline of next Friday, AB 20 hasn't been set by Assembly Elections (which hasn't announced a hearing for next week). With a similar deadline, AB 1400 hasn't been referred to a committee. SB 467 failed passage last Wednesday in Senate Natural Resources.

UC HOSPITAL CONTRACTS: At 1pm today, Senate Health will hear Senator Scott Wiener's (D-San Francisco) SB 379, which would prohibit the University of California from contracting with hospitals that have policy-based limitations on services provided, such as abortion and gender-confirmation surgeries.

COVID-19, more issues, cakeday, and classifieds after the jump...

COVID-19: California reported an additional 65 deaths yesterday for a total of 60,764 since the pandemic began. The usual weekend reporting lag applies.

-data dive: California's 7-day positivity rate is currently 1.3% (-0.2%), far below the 7.1% peak amidst mass testing on December 30, and the lowest 7-day positivity rate of the pandemic.

-vaccines:

  • vaccine doses administered in California: 26,127,571 (not the number of people vaccinated because of the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines)
  • vaccine doses delivered to California: 32,778,990

-variants: From the California Department of Public Health:

  • "UK strain": B.1.1.7 variants are associated with approximately 50% increased transmission, and likely with increased disease severity and risk of death. Appears to have minimal impact on the effectiveness of treatments with antibodies.
  • "South Africa strain" B.1.351 variants are associated with approximately 50% increased transmission. May have moderately decreased response to antibody treatments.
  • "Brazil strain": P.1 variants may have moderately decreased response to some antibody treatments.
  • "West Coast strain"": B.1.427 and B.1.429 are associated with approximately 20% increased transmission. There is significantly reduced efficacy of some antibody treatments.

Here are the variants of concern in California. Remember that this is just from 36,639 samples of the 3.6+ million cases in California.

Known Variants of Concern in California
As of April 14, 2021

Variant  Number of Cases Caused by Variant 
B.1.1.7   1,937
B.1.351    27
P.1    166
B.1.427   4,416
B.1.429   9,074

You can view a US map by strain prevalence on the CDC site. Note that, like the numbers above, this map is case numbers of a sample, and note a case rate. Obviously, California will have higher counts, but that doesn't translate into a higher case rate of the variant.

-tiers for fears: As a reminder, any county must remain at a tier for three weeks before progressing to a less-restrictive tier, even if the metrics continue to improve. The most recent changes are bolded and italicized.

Here's where the counties stand after today's changes bolded and italicized.

  • No county in the Purple (widespread) Tier.
  • 21 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier: Amador, Del Norte, Glenn, Inyo, Kern, Lake, Madera, Merced, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Shasta, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba.
  • 33 counties in Orange (moderate) Tier: Alameda, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Humboldt, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Lake, Los Angeles, Marin, Mono, Napa, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Monterey, Orange, Plumas, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, and Yolo.
  • 3 counties in Yellow (minimal) Tier: Alpine, Lassen, and Sierra.

Statewide tiers map

-worker protection: The Chron's Carolyn Said writes up a new report that finds that low-wage workers have significant concerns about protection during the pandemic.

People who make takeout meals, provide home health care, tend to yards and clean schools, homes and hospitals reported a range of unsafe practices, according to a study called “Few Options, Many Risks” released Wednesday by the Asian Americans Advancing Justice — Asian Law Caucus and UC Berkeley Occupational Health Program.

The authors surveyed 636 workers and did in-depth interviews with eight workers, finding that they have significant health and economic concerns about COVID-19, and are subject to dangerous practices, such as lack of face coverings, lack of physical barriers and negative interactions with others not following virus guidelines.

“A lot of low-wage workers are being left behind, and left on their own to navigate” the pandemic at their jobs, said Winnie Kai, head of the workers’ rights team at Asian Law Caucus and one of the report’s authors.

Many of those workers are minorities. Of those surveyed, 41% identified as Asian and 40% as Latinx. Surveyed workers were heavily concentrated in the Bay Area, with 61% from here, 11% from Los Angeles and the rest elsewhere in the state.

One impetus for the report: Essential workers who continued to do their jobs during the pandemic have flooded Kai’s nonprofit with calls.

“They were just terrified about being exposed, getting sick, what were their rights,” she said. “We heard some really distressing stories.”

-school daze:

  • The Sacramento Unified School District has reached a deal with its classified staff union, averting a strike previously called for tomorrow and Friday, the first days in which middle and high school students return for in-person instruction. The Bee's Sawsan Morrar reports:

    The union, SEIU 1021, originally announced a two-day strike for Thursday and Friday after disputing with the school district on child care, stipends and physical distancing guidelines. The Sacramento City Teachers Association pledged their support to join with a sympathy strike.

    The agreement, which will be signed Tuesday morning, was reached after the two parties met in mediation for hours on Monday.

    According to a statement from SEIU, the agreement includes providing SEIU members with fitted N95 masks if they work in close proximity to students, allowing school-based members to bring their school-age children to work, a leave bank for workers facing side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine, special ventilation and filtration systems and a robust COVID-19 testing schedule.

    The district will offer up to $3,100 in stipends and reimbursements for SEIU members, according to the memorandum of understanding. The district and union also agreed that if any provision contained in the MOU conflicts with updated public health guidelines or recommendations, the parties agree to meet and confer.

Now the question is how many students will actually show up for in-person instruction.

More issues, cakedays, and classifieds after the jump...

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SHIPPING DELAYS: In the Chron, Roland Li reports that the shortage of boba tapioca balls for the popular bubble teas first popularized in Taiwan reflects the larger backlog in shipping during the pandemic.

At the start of the month, around two dozen big ships were waiting in line to unload at the Port of Oakland, an “unprecedented” challenge that could delay everything from electronics to clothing to, yes, boba tea from reaching consumers. The port reported record-high container volume for both imports and exports in March, including a 45% surge compared to last year, as the pandemic was taking hold. The port expects the surge to last for months or more.

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the nation’s two busiest, are seeing similar traffic jams.

“The shortage isn’t just about boba, but the entire ecosystem that depends on overseas inventory,” said the owners of popular chain Boba Guys, which also runs a Hayward boba factory, on Instagram last week. “The point is, this is going to be very messy. And if it’s messy for us, it’ll be messy for small businesses across the country with much less infrastructure.”

They’re now considering a pause on selling their namesake boba across stores and urging customers to buy other toppings.

On one hand, this is a sign of an economic boom: Factories in Asia have come roaring back, and economists predict a robust U.S. recovery this year. (The International Monetary Fund predicts 6.4% GDP growth this year, compared to a 3.5% contraction last year.)

On the other, it’s a sign that the wounded regional and global economy may struggle to keep up, and old struggles persist. A major challenge for ports is a shortage of workers. As Bay Area restaurants reopen for indoor dining, they’re facing similar staffing challenges, which was already the case before the pandemic. Now it’s exacerbated by all the workers who have left the region or the industry.

SACRAMENTO SEX TRAFFICKING: In The Bee, Tony Bizjak reports that the City of Sacramento hopes to crack down on "massage" parlors that engage in sex trafficking.

Facing what it calls a proliferation of modern-day brothels that often victimize women of Asian descent, city officials on Tuesday passed a law cracking down on illegitimate massage parlors that act as fronts for human sex trafficking.

As concerns rise about forced prostitution under the guise of a legitimate massage business, the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously to require a special business permit with operating standards for massage businesses, notably with provisions to help women who been forced into the sex business, rather than criminalize them.

“This is intended to help people who are being victimized,” said Councilman Eric Guerra, who pursued the ordinance along with a handful of groups focused on women’s rights, safety and health. “It’s modern-day slavery. The people who are wrapped up into it can’t get out.”

Guerra and city officials said the ordinance is similar to steps taken in other counties that make it easier to inspect and close illegal businesses. The code allows city inspections, bans anyone from living at the business site and requires the lobby to be visible from the street. It also requires posting of information about human trafficking at the site.

LA HOMELESS: In the LA Times, Steve Lopez writes about a federal judge's ruling yesterday on the homeless on Skid Row:

Well, I gotta say this:

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter’s order Tuesday requiring Los Angeles city and county officials to offer shelter to the entire population of skid row by mid-October is a brash, bold move — and possibly marks a turning point in the enduring, shameful saga of homelessness in downtown Los Angeles.

It was a kick in the pants to local elected officials that is sure to be cheered by many, especially those who want public spaces cleared of sprawling encampments, not just on skid row, but across our tent-draped metropolis.

So hear, hear, for a judge who is saying loud and clear that if politicians can’t do their jobs, he’ll pound his gavel, flap his robes, take to the streets himself and show them how it’s done.

But before anyone gets too carried away in celebration, I feel compelled to point out that Carter’s judicial activism and gavel-pounding bravado — while well-intentioned, I’m sure — presents more than a few big, vexing questions.

CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Brian Green, Shawn Kumagai, and Bob Schelen!

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The Breakthrough Institute is seeking a Press Secretary (Berkeley)

Are you a savvy communications professional with ecomodernist ideals? Are you an effective communicator and strong writer with a passion for solving humanity’s biggest challenges? The Breakthrough Institute, a Berkeley-based research center, is looking for a new Press Secretary to expand our reach in the media and build connections with journalists, reporters, and newsroom editors. The Press Secretary will develop, implement, and assist in guiding media and digital strategies rooted in climate, energy, food, and agriculture with an ecomodernist emphasis. Please visit our website for a detailed job description and application instructions.

The position is in Berkeley, although remote until later in 2021.

Capitol Weekly presents A Conference on Housing Policy

Join us for an informative update on California’s Housing Crisis. For years, the Golden State has had the highest home prices in the US, one of the lowest rates of home-ownership, and the most people living on the streets – now, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation even worse. Three panels of experts, insiders and elected officials will discuss the status of the state’s Housing Crisis and the policy solutions being proposed to help solve it.

This event will be hosted on ZOOM from 9AM – 1:45PM, Wednesday, May 26. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Attend one panel, or the whole day!

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Golden State Opportunity is looking for a Director of Operations, Director of Development and a Northern CA Coordinator.

These are exciting opportunities for the right person who wants to build their own teams, establish a foundation for a rapidly growing organization with national political ambitions and wants to make a significant impact in ending poverty as we know it. Please review the job descriptions, with salary ranges, at Careers at GSO.

Exclusive Downtown Penthouse Near Capitol Building

Penthouse residence for rent in desirable Downtown Marriott building. Renter will enjoy private lobby, use of hotel amenities such as pool / spa, gym, and access to concierge services such as supervised Amazon package delivery, etc. This space would be perfect for a member or lobbyist or consultant with frequent business in the Capitol. Comes with one parking spot with option for another if needed. You can view full listing, photos and more here. Can be rented furnished or unfurnished.

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