May 8, 2015
Issue #45

Editor's Note

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Bills in Committee: May 11-15

The Capitol is gearing up for the expected release of Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Budget Revise next week. Cities will be especially watching for any modifications to the Department of Finance’s proposal to change the redevelopment dissolution process. In the Assembly, just one League Hot Bill will be heard, AB 35 that would provide funding for affordable housing, an important resource for cities after the redevelopment dissolution. The League’s full 2015 Hot and Priority Bill list is available online.

Legislation, Hot Bills, Assembly, Senate

Assembly Budget Subcommittee Shelves ACA 1 Requiring Three-Day Print Rule

Local government officials frequently hear a great deal about the benefits of transparency from the Legislature and are expected to comply with the Brown Act, Public Records Act and other laws. However, the Assembly’s Budget Subcommittee #6 on Budget Process, Oversight and Program Evaluation action on Thursday, May 7 to dispose of Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1 (ACA 1) quietly by placing it a “suspense file” reveals a lack of Legislative interest in limiting their ability to take rapid and less-transparent legislative actions.

Assembly, Legislation, Hot Bills, Open Government

California City Solutions: Azusa Creates Program to Boost Health of English as Second Language Adults, Builds Community Connection

This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. The 2014 entries are available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions. Azusa’s English Lessons for a Healthy Life program was submitted in 2014 for the Health and Wellness Programs award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Heath Care, Library Services

ARB Releases Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy for Public Review

May 27 Public Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Strategy

The Air Resources Board (ARB) has released, for public review, a concept paper to initiate discussion on the development of a Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy.

Environmental Qualtiy, Action Item

New Transportation Advisory Committee Hits the Ground Running on Road Charge Pilot Program

The California Transportation Commission (CTC), in  consultation with the California State Transportation Agency Secretary, has  formed a 15-member Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) in response to the enactment of SB 1077 (DeSaulnier, 2014).

Action Item, Transportation, Revenu and Taxation
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