July 14, 2017
Issue #55

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Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee Ignores City Officials’ Opposition and Passes SB 649

Measure Now Moves to Assembly Appropriations Committee

A growing coalition of community leaders and local elected officials vowed to continue their fight to defeat what the Los Angeles Times called “an audacious power grab” by telecom giants that will undermine local control, and transfer hundreds of millions of dollars from key government services to the bottom line of the world’s largest wireless companies. 

Legislation, Hot Bills, Telecommunications

Housing Legislation Being Expedited with Cap-and-Trade Deal

Bill Language Expected Early Next Week, Vote Expected on Thursday

With the Legislature just days away from its month-long recess, the Cap-and-Trade deal announced on July 10 has prompted lawmakers to fast-track several bills in an attempt to help solve the state’s housing crisis.

Housing, Land Use, Legislation, Hot Bills

League and CSAC Submit Formal Comments on California Transportation Commission Draft SB 1 Implementation Guidelines

League Advocating to Move Project List Submission Timeline to Oct. 16

The California Transportation Committee (CTC) released its Draft Local Streets and Roads Program Reporting Guidelines on Friday June 30 for the implementation of SB 1 (Beall), the landmark transportation funding package that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in April. 

Legislation, Hot Bills, Public Works, Revenue and Taxation, Transportation

Bills in Committee July 17 – 18

The Legislature adjourns on July 21 for its month-long summer recess but between now and then, the Capitol will be extremely busy. The final weeks of this session begin Aug. 21 and then the Legislature will have a few weeks to conclude its work before it adjourns the session on Sept. 15.

Meetings and Events, Legislative Hearings
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