The bill will be heard in the committee on Wednesday, June 26 at 1:30 p.m. This is the first time a local government committee will have an opportunity to review this measure because it was not referred to the Senate Governance and Finance Committee prior to the full Senate’s vote. Typical any measure pertaining to these issues is first referred to the house of origin’s local government policy committee.
The city officials signing this petition are concerned that a measure with such drastic effects on the finances of 51 cities and local charter authority has not yet been vetted by an appropriate policy committee charged with reviewing legislation affecting local government. The Assembly Local Government Committee has a monumental responsibility to examine SB 7 from a local government perspective. Because this is the only local government policy committee to hear SB 7 thus far it is imperative that committee members exercise due diligence.
For more on SB 7, please see “Controversial SB 7 Remains Alive in Senate Appropriations Committee
,” CA Cities Advocate
, April 8, 2013.