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Upcoming Workshops, Board Meetings and Legislative Hearing Calendar for Oct. 31

October 31, 2013
A number of workshops, hearings and board meetings are being held during the next few months that may be of interest to city officials. Check out the full story to see if any of these upcoming events are of interest to you and your city.
Assembly Committee Hearings
The Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy will hold an oversight hearing Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10:00 a.m. at Riverside City Hall to discuss the role of trade and foreign investment on the Inland Empire’s regional economy.
Senate Committee Hearings
The Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing will hold an informational hearing Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the State Capitol Room 4203 to discuss how to save the state billions and improving megaproject outcomes. Note: Hearing may be televised on www.calchannel.com.
California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
DTSC will be convening a Clearinghouse Task Force meeting to guide, strategize and continue efforts to improve communications for the Topock project. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Henderson, NV from 10:00am to 3:00 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Baker (714) 484-5423 or visit event website.
California Air Resources Board (CARB)
CARB is offering the following free training courses to help diesel and large spark-ignition (LSI) vehicles owners, operators, fleet managers, brokers, dealers, and maintenance personnel understand new requirements and technologies for complying with California’s diesel vehicle regulations:
In-Use Off-Road Vehicle Regulation Training
Nov. 7, Salinas, 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.
Dec. 5, San Diego, 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.
Large Spark-Ignition Fleet Regulation Training
Nov. 7, Salinas, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 5, San Diego, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Diesel Exhaust After-Treatment Devices
Nov. 20, West Sacramento, 8:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 4, San Diego, 8:30 to 3:30 p.m.
How to Comply with CARB Diesel Regulations
Nov. 18, Sacramento and Webinar, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
How to Evaluate CARB Verified Diesel Particulate Filters (Presented by CleanFleets.net)
Nov. 14, Redding, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 20, Fontana, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 21, Fresno, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
(CleanFleets.net has been selected by the California Air Resource Board to conduct 100 training events for diesel vehicle owners.  These informative sessions will commence in January 2012 and will be focused on providing rule compliance information in layman's terms while giving practical advice on how to report and comply.  Presenter Sean Edgar has over a decade of experience in this subject matter.)
CARB will hold a public hearing Thursday, Dec. 12 at 9:00 a.m. to consider proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles, optional reduced emission standards for heavy-duty engines, and amendments to the tractor-trailer GHG regulation, diesel-fueled commercial motor vehicle idling rule, and the heavy-duty hybrid-electric vehicles certification procedures. The hearing will be held at CalEPA building Byron Sher Auditorium in Sacramento. For more information, please visit the event website.
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
Go-Biz will hold a free Disaster Readiness Workshop Thursday, Oct. 31 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Ontario Police Department. For more information and/or to RSVP, please see the event website
Go-Biz announces the free small business expo Thursday, Nov. 7 from 10:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the California Market Center in Los Angeles. For more information and/or to RSVP please see the event website.
Board of Equalization (BOE)
BOE will hold a Basic Sales and Use Tax Seminar Thursday, Dec. 5 at 1:00 p.m. at the San Francisco District Office Room 440. For more information and/or to RSVP, please see event website.
California Transportation Commission
The Commission will hold an Active Transportation Program Workshop Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Oracle, Room 8094 in San Jose. Pursuant to recently signed SB 99 and AB 101 the workshop will include representatives of government agencies and stakeholders with expertise in pedestrian and bicycles issues including the Safe Routes to Schools Program. The purpose of the workshop is to provide guidance in several areas such as the development of program guidelines, schedules, procedures, selection criteria and evaluation.

Because seating space at the meeting locations is limited, the Commission is providing a call in option for those preferring to participate remotely: Phone number: 636-651-3128 / Participant code: 254585. In order to coordinate access to this facility please contact Doug Remedios by Friday Nov. 8 if you plan on attending this meeting in person either by email or 916-654-4245. For more information, please see the Commission’s workshop notice.
The Commission will hold a number of meetings to discuss, consider and vote on pertinent topics and issues. The meeting schedule is as follows:
  • Dec. 11–12:      Riverside County Administration Building, Supervisors’’ Chambers  
For more information and meeting agendas, please see the 2013 meeting event website.
The 2014 meeting schedule is as follows:
  • Jan. 30:             Northern California State Transportation Improvement Program Hearing, Sacramento
  • Jan. (TBD):        California Transportation Founding, Annual Transportation Forum, Sacramento
  • Feb. 4:              Southern California State Transportation Improvement Program Hearing, Location TBD  
  • March 21:          Commission Retreat, Orange County
  • April 7–8:          Town Hall Meeting, Location TBD
  • May (TBD):       California Transportation Foundation, Annual Transportation Awards, Sacramento
For more information and meeting agendas as they become available, please see the 2014 meeting event website.

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