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Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities Feb. 22 – March 7

February 17, 2017
The Legislature continues to hold a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities.
 
Today is the bill introduction deadline, which means that the number of legislative hearings will ramp up by early March.

Some hearings, if not all, will be televised. The Senate and Assembly publish weekly television schedules, but audio is always available online. In addition, many hearings are also webcast via the California Channel.
 
Here are a number of upcoming hearings of interest to cities:
 
Feb. 22
 
Senate Environmental Quality Committee, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • SB 1 (Beall) Transportation Funding. League position: Support.
  • Informational Hearing: The Federal Clean Air Act: California’s Waivers: How California’s Strict Air Quality Standards Have Created Economic Growth and Improved Public Health. 
Assembly Appropriations, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • AB 18 (E. Garcia) California Clean Water, Climate, and Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018.  League position: Support. 
Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • Informational Hearing: California’s Housing Affordability Crisis: Challenges and Solutions 
Assembly Local Government Committee, 2 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • Informational Hearing: “How Local Governments are Implementing Proposition 64 — the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA)” 
Feb. 27
 
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety, 2:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • Informational Hearing: Justice Reform in California 
Feb. 28
 
Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • Informational Hearing: California Water Fix: Perspectives on the Plan 
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • Informational Hearing: What are the Financial Barriers to Housing Production in California? 
March 2
 
Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary
  • Budget Hearing: Prop. 64 – Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) (Judicial Branch impacts only) 
March 7
 
Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • Informational Hearing: California’s Housing Crisis: Long-Term & Comprehensive Funding and Regulatory Solutions


 
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