Jan. 23, 2014
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Future Speaker Committed to Helping Cities Address Economic Development and Post-Redevelopment Issues
Rumors circulating around the Capitol were confirmed yesterday when the Assembly Democratic Caucus recommended that Assembly Member Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) be selected to succeed Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) who is termed out of office this year. With the Caucus’ recommendation, the final vote now goes to the full Assembly for consideration. The Democrats hold a super-majority in the Assembly so yesterday’s announcement essentially confirms Assembly Member Atkins’ ascent to Speaker.
Public Safety, Land Use, Meetings and Events
Before both houses of the Legislature Wednesday morning, Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his 12th State of the State address. Joining the Legislature in the chambers yesterday were the state’s constitutional officers as well as various appointed officials. The address marked a milestone with Governor Brown now having delivered more State of the States than any California governor in history.
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