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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.
- Then There's California (Senate Democratic Caucus): Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) on SB 464, her "Comida Para Todos" (Food For All) legislation (2021-07-27)
- Capitol Weekly Podcast (John Howard and Tim Foster): Randall Hagar, Policy Consultant and Legislative Advocate for the Psychiatric Physicians Alliance of California on the Lanterman Act, Laura's Law, and Britney Spears (2021-07-26)
- SacTown Talks (Jarhett Blonien): Labor Law Regulation Panel with Tom Sheehy, Ashley Hoffman, and John Kabateck (2021-07-23)
- Nooner Conversations (Scott Lay): Lobbyist, lawyer, and adjunct law faculty Chris Micheli and I talk about the first 7 months of the legislative year and what to expect in the final month. Additionally, we talk about his two new casebooks on California's Direct Democracy and Legislative Process. (2021-07-23) [YouTube | Apple Podcasts | Amazon Podcasts | Simplecast]
- Political Breakdown (Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos @ KQED): San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria on Creating a 'Bigger City Vision' for San Diego (2021-07-22)
- The San Francisco Experience The California Recall State of Play: In conversation with Laurel Rosenhall political reporter with CalMatters (2021-07-21)
- Children’s Council of San Francisco is seeking an experienced Public Policy Communications Associate
- Overland Strategies: Account Executive
- Miller & Olson LLP Seeks Political Reports Specialist
- Aaron Read & Associates Office Space for Rent
- McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - MPA/MPP
- McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - Masters of Science in Law
- Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Newsom reports receiving:
- $250,000 from American Beverage Association of California
- $150,000 from Angelo K. Tsakopoulos and Affiliated Entities (Sacramento) - father of Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis
- $150,000 from Diane Wilsey (CEO, A. Wilsey Properties Company, San Francisco)
- $100,000 from LSN Partners, LLC (Miami Beach, FL)
- $10,000 from Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
- $1,000 from Laura Lauder (general partner, Lauder Partners, LLC, Atherton)
- $1,000 from George Woods (neuropsychiatrist, Oakland)
- $1,000 from Richard Powell (not employed, Walnut Creek)
- $1,000 from Robert Burnett (not employed, Berkeley)
- $1,000 from Eric Lloyd (not employed, Alameda)
- $1,000 from William Little (not employed, New York, NY)
- $1,000 from Susan Tate (not employed, Newport Coast)
- $1,000 from Ira Lechner (attorney, Escondido)
- $1,000 from Marty Yee (physician, Redwood City)
- $1,000 from Catherine Boyle (not employed, Los Altos)
- $1,000 from Brian Glennon (attorney, Los Angeles)
- $1,015 from Eileen Swenson (not employed, Yucaipa)
The Nooner for Saturday, July 31, 2021, presented by SYASL Partners
LEGISLATURE RETURNS: 17 days
BALLOTS MAILED: 17 days
ELECTION DAY: 46 days
Happy Saturday! Well, it's a very unhappy Saturday for many Americans. Katy O'Donnell reports for Politico:
As the clock runs out on a nationwide eviction ban for what’s expected to be the final time, millions of tenants are staring at the prospect of losing their homes as they wait for emergency rental aid that the government has failed to deliver.
The federal eviction moratorium in place since September is set to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration refused to extend it and Democrats in Congress couldn't muster the votes to intervene. Now lawmakers and activists fear an unprecedented surge in evictions in the coming months just as the highly transmissible Delta variant causes a spike in coronavirus cases.
The eviction wave is expected to hit population centers across the country. Housing advocates point to renters in Ohio, Texas and parts of the Southeast — where tenant protections are generally low, housing costs are high and economic problems from the pandemic linger — as particularly at risk. Even though it has its own ban in place through August, New York is also a concern, because it has been especially slow at distributing rental assistance funds to the hundreds of thousands of tenants in the state who are behind on their rent.
“We’ve been circling a drain,” said KC Tenants Director Tara Raghuveer, a housing organizer in Kansas City, Mo. “On Saturday, poor and working-class tenants go down the drain in some places.”
The last-minute gridlock between President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress that resulted in the demise of the eviction ban this week threatens to impose new economic burdens on state and local governments. The officials will have to respond to mass evictions triggered by landlords — including many struggling financially themselves because of lost revenue — who are poised to kick out tenants who fell behind on their bills during the pandemic. The renter safety net is severely weakened, with fewer than a dozen state eviction bans in place and state and local governments having disbursed only a fraction of the $46.5 billion in rental assistance that Congress authorized over the past year.
President Joe Biden in a statement Friday called on state and local governments "to take all possible steps to immediately disburse these funds" given the ending of the moratorium.
"There can be no excuse for any state or locality not accelerating funds to landlords and tenants that have been hurt during this pandemic," he said. "Every state and local government must get these funds out to ensure we prevent every eviction we can."
Biden also suggested that they institute their own bans: “State and local governments should also be aware that there is no legal barrier to moratorium at the state and local level."
Argh, my Mexico fútbol apparel is a sweatshirt. Nevertheless, I will be cheering on the team in the semifinals.
DO YOU RECALL? Candidates are required to file their usual campaign statements by August 2. There is also an August 5 recall election deadline, although the timeframe is the same (receipts and expenditures through 07/31/21).
- 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
Fundraising through 07/30/21
includes only contributions $1,000 or more required to be reported withing 24 hours
Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Newsom
|Cash contributions 01/01-03/31/21
|Cash contributions >=$1,000 after 03/31
- Vaxx stats:
- Californians fully vaccinated: 21,087,719 (62.1% of 12+) - 17th among U.S. states
- Californians partially vaccinated: 3,179,700 (9.4% of 12+) - 12th among U.S. states
- Californians with no vaccine: 28.5% (of 12+)
- Doses on hand: 5,448,472 (83 days of inventory)
- full data, including demographic breakdown
- Positivity rate: The 7-day positivity rate is 6.2% (+0.3%), a 1.1% increase from seven days ago and hasn't been at that rate since February 9. Of course, this has to be considered in light of fewer tests, with vaccinated folks not actively seeking regular tests unless required for travel or work.
EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE:
|Largest Active Fires with Least Containment
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||power lines suspected
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CalTax Seeks a Research Analyst
The California Taxpayers Association (CalTax), the state's oldest and largest association representing California taxpayers, is seeking a Research Analyst to join our policy team. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, and should have a background in public policy analysis, strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to produce objective and thoughtful research and analysis. For details and information on how to apply, please go to https://www.caltax.org/jobs/2021-research-analyst.pdf.
Children’s Council of San Francisco is seeking an experienced Public Policy Communications Associate
The Public Policy & Advocacy Team works on early care and education issues at the local, state and federal
levels, whether legislative or budgetary. The position is based in San Francisco, three days in office and two days remote.
- In collaboration with our Public Policy Communications Director, you will advocate for the organization’s
local, state, and federal priorities—engaging in multiple simultaneous advocacy campaigns.
- Track notable legislation, assist with developing public comment and ensure we send notifications out to community
members to ensure the community has an opportunity to respond.
- Engage staff in advocacy via advocacy trainings and preparing bi-weekly staff advocacy updates
- Meet with advocacy community organizations about our advocacy work, priorities &
opportunities to collaborate
- See full job description linked below for full responsibilities
- Two to four years of experience in public affairs, public policy, advocacy, community organizing, digital
- advocacy or similar roles
- Demonstrated ability to execute legislative and administrative advocacy and/or advocacy campaigns
- Expected to attend evening and weekend meetings and travel to meetings and conferences (approximately
- 15 – 25% of time, depending on the time of year)
- Experience drafting policy update documents and emails
- Ability to read, understand, and succinctly summarize policy or legislation to different audiences
Qualified candidates should apply here: https://childrenscouncilsf.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=74
The Office of Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley is seeking an experienced Communications Director
The Office of Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley is seeking an experienced Communications Director. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent written and communication skills with the ability to deliver high quality work under tight deadlines. Knowledge of Orange County & 3-5 years of political experience is preferred.
- Managing press requests
- Staffing the Supervisor at interviews and media events
- Drafting content for social media and website
- Preparing written materials including press releases, speeches, op-eds, talking points, newsletters and e-blasts
- Determining creative ways to expand the Supervisor’s coverage on key initiatives
- Working collaboratively with staff to maximize press coverage and visibility at events
- BA in a related field (e.g., English or media production), or equivalent work experience
- Demonstrated track record of managing professional social media accounts
- Familiar with graphic and video programs, (e.g., Canva and iMovie)
- Ability to create and turn around content in a short time
- Experience in working with print, digital, radio, TV bookers and producers
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, video sample, and professional references to Debbie Lumpkin at Debbie.Lumpkin@ocgov.com with the title “Communications Director” in the subject line. No calls or walk-ins.
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
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: