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RECENT PODS: Obviously, there are lots of pods these days. I try to select a few of those most relevant to California's politics and policy, rather than every episode from the pods I follow.
- Inside Golden State Politics (Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Jeffe): The 'burbs with political scientest and journalist Bill Schneider (2021-07-16)
- Then There's California (Senate Democratic Caucus): Senator Anna Cabaleros (D-Salinas) and
- Capitol Weekly Podcast (John Howard and Tim Foster): The 2021 Bash (usually the back-to-session bash) with David Quintana (2021-07-11)
- Against the Grain (National Journal): Hoover Institution fellow and candidate for State Controller Lanhee Chen (2021-07-09)
- SacTown Talks (Jarhett Blonien): Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-North Hollywood) (2021-07-09)
- CCST Expert Briefing: Toward a Disaster Resilient California: Technologies for Renewable Energy Storage - 07/20
- Capitol Seminars’ Advanced Courses: Budget Advocacy & "So You Think You Want to Sponsor a Bill" Offered Via Zoom -07/29
- Miller & Olson LLP Seeks Political Reports Specialist
- Aaron Read & Associates Office Space for Rent
- Veloz Seeks Program Director
- California Council on Science and Technology (jobs)
- SFBay Government & Regulatory Affairs Specialist (job)
- McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - MPA/MPP
- McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - Masters of Science in Law
RECALL WATCH: interesting reports from yesterday's campaign finance filings, excluding standard contributions to candidates within limits
- Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Newsom reports receiving:
- $500,000 from Professional Engineers in California Government
- $250,000 from Doris Fisher (investor, Redwood City) - cofounder of The Gap
- $100,000 from Caleb J. Roope (CEO, The Pacific Companies)
- $10,000 from John Feltheimer (CEO, Lions Gate)
- $1,000 from Sandra Petersen (buyer, Charles McMurray Company)
- $1,000 from Carolyn Mixon (not employed, Oakland)
- $1,000 from Peter Diamondis (chairman, XPrize)
The Nooner for Friday, July 16, 2021, presented by SYASL Partners
Happy Friday! You made it and the Legislature is gone for a month. It's like a super-duper Friday. For me, I am dog sitting this weekend, which is as close as I will be to having kids. Fortunately, this tiny mutt is the sweetest dog you'll ever meet. She started the night on the rug next to my bed and then decided to snuggle with me in the middle of the night.
Fortunately, she seems to be hypoallergenic although her mom brought me a big bottle of Benadryl just in case. We just had a great walk in the park as a great break in writing.
Today is the deadline to file to run in the gubernatorial recall election. Despite all of your pleas, I join Mary Carey in announcing that I will not be running. This will likely be a pretty boring recall election compared to 2003. I'm guessing that Captain Pirate won't be throwing a bash downtown.
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- Vaxx stats:
- Californians fully vaccinated: 20,664,238 (60.9% of 12+) - 18th among U.S. states
- Californians partially vaccinated: 3,135,886 (9.2% of 12+) - 12th among U.S. states
- Californians with no vaccine: 29.9% (of 12+)
- Doses on hand: 4,397,458 (68 days of inventory)
- full data, including demographic breakdown
DO YOU RECALL?
- Recall election key dates:
- July 16 5pm: Candidate filing deadline
- July 19: Randomized alphabet drawing for ballot order
- July 21: Certified list of candidates and ballot order rotation (by county)
- July 31: Ballot mailing to military and overseas voters
- August 5: First pre-election campaign finance statement
- August 16: Ballot mailing begins to all registered voters
- September 2: Second pre-election campaign finance statement
- September 14: Election Day
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CCST Expert Briefing: Toward a Disaster Resilient California: Technologies for Renewable Energy Storage
Join the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) on Tuesday, July 20th from 10:00-11:00am for our latest Virtual CCST Expert Briefing: Technologies for Renewable Energy Storage. A panel of experts from Foothill College, Berkeley Lab, UC Merced, and Columbia will discuss energy storage technologies that can help meet California’s climate goals. Moderated by Janea Scott, Senior Counselor at US DOI. RSVP
CAPITOL SEMINARS’ ADVANCED COURSES: BUDGET ADVOCACY & "SO YOU THINK YOU WANT TO SPONSOR A BILL" OFFERED VIA ZOOM
Taught by 46-year Capitol veteran Ray LeBov. Capitol Seminars is your No.1 lobbying advocacy training resource. Advanced courses focusing on the fundamentals of budget advocacy and the detailed aspects of sponsoring a bill. Next Zoom session is Thursday, July 29th. “So You Think…”: 9am–12pm ($225). Budget: 12:30pm – 2:30pm ($175). *$50 Off when you register for both sessions. Seats are limited. Reservations: (916) 837-0208. Further information: https://conta.cc/3AUOaxE
Miller & Olson LLP Seeks Political Reports Specialist
Miller & Olson LLP is seeking a Political Reports Specialist for its downtown Sacramento office. The Specialist position is responsible for administering the books for candidates, political action committees, as well as non-profit organizations. Specifically, the position requires bookkeeping and administering client bank accounts, preparing and filing campaign finance reports and communicating timely financial information to clients. For more information and to apply, click here: https://www.millerpoliticallaw.com/miller-olson-llp-is-hiring/.
AARON READ & ASSOCIATES OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Since some of us at ARA like partial remote working and less office time, we have some additional Office Space for rent.
Stunningly beautiful offices on the 11th Floor of the Meridian at 1415 L St, full of original art work. Beautifully furnished with cherry desks and credenzas.
Floor-to-ceiling widows, great views, access to two conference rooms, including one very large with a panoramic view of the Capitol.
Access to a large kitchen and work room. 1-3 offices could be available. Parking is also available, but additional.
Aaron Read & Associates, call Aaron 916-425-2260
Veloz Seeks Program Director
Veloz plays a unique and important role in the electric vehicle landscape in California. In this expanded position, the Veloz Program Director is part of a passionate and collaborative organization that is changing the conversation about electric vehicles in California and sparking a virtuous cycle of consumer awareness and demand. Reporting to the Executive Director and partnering with the small and mighty Veloz team, the Program Director develops and executes a comprehensive programmatic strategy to raise awareness of Veloz, to deliver high quality and high-value programming to Veloz members and to build a stronger electric vehicle movement in California (and beyond). For more information, read on.
The California Council on Science and Technology
The California Council on Science and Technology works with a range of government, research, and philanthropic partners to provide objective advice on science & tech policy issues and our team is growing! Join us in Sacramento as a Campaign Project Manager (70-105K), Science Officer (50-75K) or Program Assistant (40-60K). Full job descriptions and application instructions located at ccst.us/careers.
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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: