May 11, 2012
Issue #51

Editor's Note

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Municipal Bankruptcy Bill Sent to Assembly Floor

Opposition Letters Needed Immediately

On Thursday, AB 1692 (Wieckowski), a surprising attempt to unravel last year’s AB 506 (Wieckowski), was pulled from the Assembly Appropriations Committee and sent to the Assembly floor. It could be heard as early as Monday, May 14. City officials are strongly encouraged to send opposition letters immediately.

Key words: Action Item, Revenue and Taxation, Municipal Finance


SB 1003 Passes Out of Senate Governance and Finance Committee

SB 1003 (Yee) was passed out of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on Wednesday and sent to the Senate floor. The bill would amend the Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act) and apply the law’s sanctions to all past violations reaching back for one-year.

Key words: Administrative Services



League Seeking Amendments to "Ban the Box" Bill, AB 1831

AB 1831 (Dickinson) applies to cities and counties and would “ban the box” on any initial employment application that asks applicants about criminal background. The League is seeking amendments to align the bill more closely with existing State Personnel Board (SPB) standards and expand the requirements to all employers instead of only cities and counties.

Key words: Employee Relations


Department of Conservation to Host Scoping Workshop Related to SB 618

The Department of Conservation, Division of Land Resource Protection (DLRP) will host a scoping workshop on May 18 to discuss the possible adoption of regulations needed to implement provisions of SB 618, a solar-use easement bill passed last year.

Key words: Environmental Quality, Meetings and Events


State Water Resources Control Board to Hold Annual Water Quality Fee Stakeholder Meeting

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will be holding its annual Water Quality Fee Stakeholder Meeting on June 15 to provide information for interested stakeholders about the status of the State Water Board funds as well as the state budget and potential impacts to water quality fees. 

Key words: Environmental Quality, Water, Meetings and Events


Jump-Starting Local Economic Development, Legislative Session Milestones, Building a Sustainable Economy & More in Western City Now

Don't miss these stories in the May issue of Western City magazine.

Key words: Western City, Economic Development, Redevelopment, Legislation

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