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Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities

February 3, 2017
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.
After the fast-approaching Feb. 17 bill introduction deadline, expect the number of legislative hearings to ramp up.

Some hearings, if not all, will be televised. The Senate and Assembly publish weekly television schedules, but audio is always available online. In addition, many hearings are also webcast via the California Channel.
Here are a number of upcoming hearings of interest to cities:
Feb. 7
Assembly Appropriations Committee, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • AB 28 (Frazier), Department of Transportation: Environmental Review Process: Federal Pilot Program. League position: Support.
Joint Informational Hearing of the Assembly Business and Professions and Health and Agriculture committees, 9-11 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • Cannabis Regulation: The Path Forward After Proposition 65 
Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee, 2 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • AB 18 (E. Garcia), the California Clean Water, Climate, and Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018. League position: Support
Feb. 10
Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee, 1-3 p.m., Indio City Hall
  • Informational Hearing: California’s Housing Affordability Crisis: Challenges and Solutions in the Coachella and Imperial Valleys 
Feb. 14
Senate Transportation and Housing Committee (tentative), State Capitol, time and room TBD
  • SB 1 (Beall) — Transportation Funding. League position: Support.

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