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SB 3 (Beall) – Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018

Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018 authorizes a $3 billion general obligation bond to fund affordable housing programs and infill infrastructure projects.
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SB 2 (Atkins) Building Homes and Jobs Act

SB 2 would generate hundreds of millions of dollars per year for affordable rental or ownership housing, supportive housing, emergency shelters, transitional housing and other housing needs via a $75 recordation fee on specified real estate documents.
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SB 35 (Wiener) Affordable Housing: Streamlined Approval Process

SB 35 would pre-empt local discretionary land use authority by making approvals of multifamily developments that meet inadequate criteria, “ministerial” actions.
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SB 540 (Roth) Workforce Housing Opportunity Zone (WHOZ)

SB 540 (Roth), which would streamline the housing approval process by having cities identify Workforce Housing Opportunity Zones and complete up-front planning focused on workforce and affordable housing in areas close to jobs, transit, and that conform to California’s greenhouse gas reduct...
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SB 649 (Hueso) Wireless and Small Cell Telecommunications Facilities (as amended 7/3/17)

This proposal unnecessarily and unconstitutionally strips local authority over public property and shuts out public input and local discretion by eliminating consideration of the aesthetic and environmental impacts of “small cells.”
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AB 1479 (Bonta). Public Records: Custodian of Records: Fines

AB 1479 (Bonta) would place substantial burdens on local agencies by adding onerous, costly and unnecessary requirements in processing California Public Records Act (CPRA) requests. AB 1479 would mandate that every local agency assign a "custodian of records" to review each public recor...
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Prop. 64 Trailer Bill Implementing the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

The Prop. 64 Trailer Bill proposes to delete the MCRSA including public health and public safety provisions that the MCRSA contains
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AB 1408 (Calderon) Crimes. Supervised Release.

AB 1408 provides a range of important reforms associated with managing the population of ex-offenders who are subject to post-release community supervision, and does so in a manner that can be expected to enhance public safety in our communities.  
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REQUEST FOR VETO: SB 649 (Hueso) Wireless Telecommunication Facilities (as enrolled)

SB 649 (Hueso) seeks to eliminate public input, eliminate reasonable local environmental and design review, mandate the forced leasing of publicly owned infrastructure, and eliminate the ability for local governments to negotiate fair leases or any public benefit for the installation of “sm...
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 22 (Bonta) Storing and recording electronic media (as enrolled)

A permissive measure allowing local governments to use cloud-based storage for archival documentation purposes.
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 73 (Chiu) Planning and Zoning: Housing Sustainability Districts (as enrolled)

Allows a city or county to create a housing sustainability district to complete upfront zoning and environmental review in order to receive incentive payments for development projects that are consistent with the district's ordinance. 
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 1408 (Calderon) Crimes: Supervised Release (as enrolled)

Provides a range of important reforms associated with managing the population of ex-offenders who are subject to post-release community supervision, in a manner that will enhance public safety in our communities. 
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 1505 (Bloom) Inclusionary Zoning: Rental Housing (as enrolled)

Clarifies and strengthens local authority to enact inclusionary rental housing programs in accordance with their police power in an effort to address the shortage of affordable housing.
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 2 (Atkins) Building Homes and Jobs Act (as enrolled)

Creates an ongoing source of affordable housing funding which will provide hundreds of millions of dollars per year for local planning, affordable housing, supportive housing, emergency shelters, transitional housing and other housing needs via a $75 recordation fee on specified real estate docum...
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 3 (Beall) Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond of 2018 (as enrolled)

Authorizes a $4 billion general obligation bond for placement on the November 2018 statewide ballot to fund affordable housing programs, infill infrastructure projects and the veteran’s home ownership program (CalVet).
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 5 (de León) California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 (as enrolled)

Authorizes a $4 billion bond to be placed on the June 2018 ballot with major funding for parks, climate and environmental programs, and water. It includes $200 million in per-capita grants for park rehabilitation and improvement grants for local governments, $725 million for safe neighborhood par...
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 540 (Roth) Workforce Housing Opportunity Zones (as enrolled)

Streamlines the housing approval process by authorizing local governments to identify Workforce Housing Opportunity Zones, which would incentivize the development of workforce and affordable housing in areas close to jobs, transit, and conform to California’s greenhouse gas reduction laws
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REQUEST FOR VETO: SB 35 (Wiener) Housing Production and Approvals (as enrolled)

Penalizes all communities where private and non-profit developers do not propose and develop housing for all income levels consistent with state-generated regional housing need allocations by making approvals of multifamily developments that meet inadequate criteria “ministerial” acti...
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OPPOSE: Federal Draft Bill Limiting Local Authority Over Wireless Facilities

Like a bad case of déjà vu, the wireless industry is back at it again.  A draft bill pending introduction for consideration before the United States Senate Commerce Committee would aim to force local governments to lease out publicly owned infrastructure, eliminate reasonable local environme...
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SB 827 (Wiener) Planning and Zoning (as amended 3/1/18)

SB 827 (Wiener) would exempt certain housing projects from locally developed and adopted height limitations, densities, parking requirements, and design review standards.
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AB 1912 (Rodriguez). Public Employees’ Retirement: Joint Powers Agreements: Liability.

AB 1912 places substantial burdens and new unworkable requirements on cities by applying retroactive as well as prospective joint and several liability for all retirement related obligations to any current or former member of a JPA throughout its existence.
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SB 1302 (Lara) Cannabis: Local Jurisdiction: Prohibitions on Delivery

SB 1302 would prohibit local jurisdictions from adopting or enforcing ordinances that would prohibit a cannabis licensee from delivering cannabis within or outside of the boundaries of that local jurisdiction.
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 2164 (Cooley) Local Ordinances: Fines and Penalties: Cannabis.

AB 2164 would allow a city or county by local ordinance to impose immediate administrative fines or penalties for violations of building, plumbing, electrical, or other similar health and safety, or zoning requirements if the violation exists as a result of, or to facilitate, the illegal cultivat...
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 2598 (Quirk) Cities and Counties: Ordinances: Violations

AB 2598 which will enhance tools that assist local governments protect the health and safety of their residents through code enforcement.
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 2280 (Harper) Political Reform Act of 1974: local enforcement.

AB 2280 authorizes cities to contract with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for the administration and enforcement of local campaign finance and government ethics laws. We applaud the author for giving cities an option versus the mandate to contract with the FPPC.
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 3162 (Friedman) Alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities.

AB 3162 would help maintain residential neighborhoods as a therapeutic environment for the social integration of disabled persons, including recovering alcoholics and addicts. This bill would do so by reforming outdated regulations for the licensing of residential drug and alcohol treatment facil...
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 3178 (Rubio) Integrated waste management plans: source reduction and recycling element: diversion requirements.

AB 3178 addresses the issue of reduction in recycling markets by providing new direction to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) related to enforcement.  
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 212 (Jackson) Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship Program.

SB 212 would create a statewide take-back system for sharps and pharmaceutical waste.
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 822 (Wiener): Communications. Broadband Internet Access Service.

SB 822 would establish net neutrality policies here in California. Cities throughout California welcome the continued collaboration with internet service providers in ensuring that our communities are connected to the latest, fastest, and most reliable services available at affordable prices.
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 833 (McGuire): Emergencies. Office of Emergency Services. Guidelines. Alert and Warning Systems.

SB 833 would set up guidelines and best practices for emergency alerts across the state to ensure that residents are promptly notified of impending and/or ongoing emergencies. 
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 901 (Dodd) Wildfires.

SB 901 is the product of months of work by your Administration, the Legislature and the Conference Committee on Wildfire Preparedness and Response. 
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 1343 (Mitchell) Employers: Sexual Harassment Training: Requirements.

SB 1343 would provide training and information on sexual harassment prevention, how to recognize harassment, and who to contact if they believe they are a sexual harassment victim.
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 1413 (Nielsen) Public employees’ retirement: pension prefunding.

SB 1413 seeks to provide the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) the authority to establish a Pension Prefunding Trust Program (PPTP). 
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 553 (Daly) Workers’ Compensation: Return-To-Work Program

ab 553 would require the Department of Industrial Relations to distribute $120 million annually to injured workers from the Return to Work Program (RTW Program) and shift administration of the program from the state to employers.
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 2544 (Lackey): Parking Penalties.

AB 2544 would extend payment plan requirements originally contained in AB 503 (Chapter 741, Statutes of 2017) to include citations issued prior to May 1, 2018 and also require that previously accrued late fees be waived.
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 2681 (Nazarian): Seismic Safety. Potentially Vulnerable Buildings.

AB 2681 would create an unfunded mandate for every city and county to compile an inventory of buildings that are potentially vulnerable during a seismic event.
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 3081 (Gonzales Fletcher) Employment: Sexual Harassment.

AB 3081 related to sexual harassment retaliation. The increased exposure to liability for cities for false workplace retaliation claims is very concerning.
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 3131 (Gloria) Military Equipment

AB 3131 imposes a rigorous, detailed and annual local mandate associated with acquisition, deployment and use of a specified list of military equipment. Beyond this, the measure appears to contemplate litigation from outside parties over such policies by requiring them to be “legally enforc...
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REQUEST FOR VETO: SB 828 (Wiener) Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA)

SB 828 would make numerous changes to the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process.   
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REQUEST FOR VETO: SB 998 (Dodd) Discontinuation of residential water service: urban & community water system.

SB 998 is unnecessary and appears to be a solution in search of a problem that does not currently exist in California. 
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REQUEST FOR VETO: SB 1300 (Jackson) Unlawful Employment Practices: Discrimination and Harassment.

SB 1300 would limit the use of non-disparagement agreements and general releases, restricts the ability to summarily adjudicate harassment claims, and seeks to impose personal liability onto individual supervisors who make managerial decisions. These provisions will significantly increase litigat...
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REQUEST FOR VETO: SB 1421 (Skinner) Peace officers: release of records.

SB 1421 would put officers at risk of having their identify revealed for non-sustained or exonerated incidents. Additionally, this bill will expose cities to significant on-going non-reimbursable costs and litigation relating to the California Public Records Act (CPRA).
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 1771 (Bloom) Regional Housing Needs Assessment.

AB 1771 would alter the process and requirements for developing the methodology for a regional housing needs allocation (RHNA) and adopting an allocation plan.
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 2923 (Chiu) San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit: TOD.

AB 2923 would essentially give the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) land use authority over BART owned land within one-half mile of an existing or planned BART station.
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SB 5 (Beall/McGuire) Local-State Sustainable Investment Incentive Program

This bill provides opportunities for communities to access additional tax increment revenues to fund affordable housing, infrastructure, and economic development projects that advance state and local priorities, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding transit oriented development (...
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