November 20, 2013

Issue #117

Editor's Note

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Opportunity for Cities to Help Shape Massage Establishment Regulatory Policy

Enacted in 2008, SB 731 (Oropeza, Chapter 384) changed the way cities regulated massage establishments. However, bill provisions are set to sunset Jan. 1, 2015 giving city officials the opportunity to consider and help shape future policies.

Land Use, Legislation

Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Submitted to Attorney General

Transportation California and the California Alliance for Jobs on Nov. 18 submitted a title and summary request for a transportation funding ballot measure, the California Road Repair Act, to the Attorney General.  The ballot measure would increase the vehicle license fee by one percent over four years.  After the incremental increases are complete, the measure would increase transportation funding by an estimated $2.9 billion annually.

Ballot Initiatives, Infrastructure, Revenue & Taxation, Transportation

Results Too Close to Call in AD 45 Special Election

In a surprising turn of events, the special general election held in the heavily Democratic Assembly District (AD) 45 yesterday remains too close to call. The most recent Secretary of State (SOS) results show a razor-thin vote margin of less than 1 percent currently separating Democrat Matt Dababneh from Republican Susan Shelley.

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