May 23, 2016
Issue #41

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Governor’s Proposal Seeks to Limit Public Engagement, Design and Environmental Review over Affordable Housing Projects

League’s Initial Analysis Now Available

As a component of his recently released budget May Revise, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed to reduce perceived additional costs and delays associated with the approval of housing developments containing specified percentages of affordable housing by eliminating public input and project level environmental analysis, restricting design review, and making approvals non-discretionary or “ministerial.”

Housing, Affordable Housing, Senate, Assembly

Bills in Committee: May 23-27

Budget committee hearings are in full swing as the Legislature debates Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Budget Revision and begins to put together the final budget for FY 2016-17. In addition, the legislative year is closing in on its half-way point: May 27 is the last day for legislative fiscal committees to hear and report on bills introduced in their houses and June 3 is the last day for each house to pass bills out of the house of origin. As such, the Bills in Committee list this week includes fiscal committees and bills that are pending on the Assembly and Senate Floors. Please note that the Assembly Appropriations Committee Suspense Calendar hearing has not been scheduled but is expected Thursday or Friday. A full listing of Senate and Assembly hearings is available online. Hearing times are subject to change.

Assembly, Senate, Action Item, Legislation, Hot Bills, Legislative Hearings

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $19.57 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Stonehaven Apartments at UC Riverside

Some of the most significant benefits of League membership for cities since 1988 have flowed from the League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA). This program provides a variety of public agencies and developers access to low-cost, tax-exempt financing and economic development tools. CSCDA recently issued a total of $19,570,000 in tax-exempt bonds for Stonehaven Apartments at the University of California, Riverside.

Financial Solutions for CA Cities, Affordable Housing

San Mateo Daily Journal Reports on San Bruno Police Department’s Participation in Training on Illicit Massage Parlors

The San Bruno Police Department took part in a California Massage Therapy Council (CMTC) training designed on how to both eliminate and prevent illicit activity at massage parlors.

Massage Regulation, Public Safety
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