|July 20, 2015
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Also Encourages Cities to Pass Resolutions
In response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proclamation calling an Extraordinary Session on Transportation and Infrastructure, the League’s Board of Directors formally adopted a resolution urging the Governor and the Legislature to provide new sustainable funding for state and local transportation infrastructure. The League and many cities have been actively lobbying this year for a significant investment in transportation infrastructure. With just eight weeks left until the legislature adjourns for the year, it is time for the Legislature and cities to act.
On July 15, AB 266 (Bonta, Cooley, Jones-Sawyer and Lackey) passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee by a vote of 4-0, and the Senate Health Committee by a vote of 8-1. The League and the California Police Chiefs Association continue to support this legislation due to its strong local control provisions, including dual licensing, which requires both a local permit and a state license for a marijuana business to operate legally within California. Permits will be issued according to local ordinances, which will unconditionally protect jurisdictions that have enacted bans.
City Officials Encouraged to Register for League’s Legislative Webinar Aug. 11
The Legislature is currently on summer recess and will return Aug. 17 for the final weeks of the 2015 legislative session, which ends on Sept. 11. With policy committees now complete, many bills will head to appropriations committees or straight to the Senate or Assembly floor.
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