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RECENT PODS: Obviously, there are lots of pods these days. I try to select for your few those most important to hear for California's politics and policy.

  • Capital Weekly Podcast (John Howard and Tim Foster): Former Natural Resources Defense Council advocate Annie Notthoff on issues including CEQA exemptions for housing. They also look at the California political winners and losers of last week. (2021-06-20)
  • California State of Mind (Scott Rodd and Nigel Duara @ CapRadio): Rodd talks to CapRadio reporter Mike Hagerty California's efforts to bring back leisure spending in reopening and Duara talks with CalMatters's Barbara Feder Ostrov about the money county health departments are trying to get into the budget). (2021-06-18)
  • Look West Podcast (Assembly Democratic Caucus): As Life After COVID Begins with Assemblymembers Cottie Petrie-Norris, Mike Gipson, Tasha Boerner-Horvath, Cristina Garcia and Jose Medina. (2021-06-17)
  • Political Breakdown (Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos @ KQED): WLRN's Caitie Switalski Muñoz to discuss the different pandemic approaches of California and Florida; Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee president Jessica Post on statehouse failures in 2020, what's ahead in 2022, and her ten-year plan to regain statehouses. (2021-06-17)

CLASSIFIEDS BELOW:

  • Capitol Seminars’ Invaluable Lobbying 101 Course Offered Via Zoom (July 9)
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - MPA/MPP
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - Masters of Science in Law

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The Nooner for Friday, June 25, 2021, presented by SYASL Partners

CAPITOL STATS: From the IGA and Chris Micheli

Here is the latest on the Capitol's reopening.

Entry to the Capitol
L Street Pavilion only for entry and exit
Health screening + security screening required

Testimony Options

  • In-person
  • Remote Testimony Station (Assembly only)
  • Telephone

 Capitol Meetings

  • Generally requested to be remote (phone/Zoom/etc.)
  • In-person selectively allowed (most by appointment; limited drop-in opportunities)

Masks/Face Coverings

Wearing face coverings is required in all common areas/shared spaces, including elevators, hallways, stairs, restrooms, committee rooms, the Galleries, and the Chambers, regardless of vaccination status

Social Distancing

Assembly – Social distancing is no longer required in committee hearing rooms, the Assembly Gallery, or the Assembly Chamber. 

Senate – Four to six-foot social distance will be maintained in the Senate Gallery and in committee hearing rooms. As demand increases for in-person attendance at hearings and floor proceedings, the seating capacity will be assessed and capacity increased. The Senate will continue to use overflow rooms for hearings.

Social distancing is encouraged in all common areas/shared spaces.

Elevators

Elevator capacity for the Capitol is now four (4) people per elevator at one time 

If there is ever a vaccine bill again, make this rule permanent.

Food and Drink

Basement cafeteria is open with limited food options

6th Floor Café remains closed

It has never been the same. Heck, let La Bou run it.

No food or drink allowed in committee hearing rooms or the Galleries

Well, that has always been the often ignored rule.

Note that the LOB at 1120 N Street remains closed to the public.

With no offense to the folks who work in the LOB, we always would prefer to meet at Temple or La Bou.

BIG TECH: For Politico, Emily Birnbaum reports that members of Congress are standing up for big tech companies.

A group of lawmakers from California is emerging as a major obstacle to passing a historic package of antitrust bills aimed at clawing back the power of Apple, Google and Facebook — three of the most powerful companies in the Golden State.

The bipartisan lawmakers are coming out aggressively in defense of Silicon Valley, the “goose that lays the golden eggs,” in the words of Rep. Lou Correa (D), one of the members of the delegation. The California lawmakers including Correa, Zoe Lofgren (D), Ted Lieu (D) and Darrell Issa (R) argue the legislation could disrupt the U.S. economy and unfairly singles out the country’s four largest tech companies for increased regulation — concerns that hew closely to the tech companies’ talking points.

 Cakeday and classifieds after the jump...

CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to former Assembly member Sam Blakeslee and Jonathan Brown!

A group of lawmakers from California is emerging as a major obstacle to passing a historic package of antitrust bills aimed at clawing back the power of Apple, Google and Facebook — three of the most powerful companies in the Golden State.

The bipartisan lawmakers are coming out aggressively in defense of Silicon Valley, the “goose that lays the golden eggs,” in the words of Rep. Lou Correa (D), one of the members of the delegation. The California lawmakers including Correa, Zoe Lofgren (D), Ted Lieu (D) and Darrell Issa (R) argue the legislation could disrupt the U.S. economy and unfairly singles out the country’s four largest tech companies for increased regulation — concerns that hew closely to the tech companies’ talking points.

Classifieds

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Government & Regulatory Affairs Specialist

San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA): The Government & Regulatory Affairs Specialist assists with all activities of the Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager including federal compliance programs (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Title VI and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)), the agency’s emergency response program, and state and federal legislative programs. The position plays a key part in coordinating advocacy efforts to ensure a supportive policy and regulatory environment to advance the capital project and policy priorities of the agency. This is a specialist class position that reports to the Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager. Most work will occur in an office environment, with some occasional field work on the ferries and in the community. This is an exciting opportunity with WETA, the agency that operates San Francisco Bay Ferry, one of the most treasured public transit agencies in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.

More info: weta.sanfranciscobayferry.com/employment

CAPITOL SEMINARS’ INVALUABLE LOBBYING 101 COURSE OFFERED VIA ZOOM

Taught by 46-year Capitol veteran Ray LeBov. Provides comprehensive coverage of California’s Legislative process, along with touch points and best practices you need to know for effective Legislative advocacy. Send your new lobbyists, support staff, legislative committee members, executives who hire and manage lobbyists. Capitol Seminars is the No.1 training resource for nonprofits and private sector organizations, lobbying firms, trade associations, state and local government entities. Next Zoom session is Friday, July 9th, 8:30am-1:30pm. Seats are limited. Reservations: (916) 837-0208. Further information: www.capitolseminars.net

The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

In addition to a well-respected JD, the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees. Both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working succeed in the program. 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 skills in public policy making and implementation. Learn at a beautiful campus three miles from the State Capitol:
go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

Built on the foundation of nationally ranked and world class programs, McGeorge School of Law offers an online master (MSL) degree for individuals seeking in depth knowledge of law and policy, but who do not require a traditional law degree. Our MSL’s two concentrations in Government Law & Policy and in Water & Environmental Law offer students the flexibility to work while they learn and still engage in a highly interactive master’s program. To learn more and to sign up for our monthly webinars, please visit our website, Online.McGeorge.edu, or contact us at graduatelaw@pacific.edu.

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