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Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, March 6 – 26

March 4, 2019
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.
 
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:
 
March 5
 
Senate Joint Hearing on Housing and Governance and Finance, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, John L. Burton Hearing Room 4203
  • Oversight Hearing: Addressing California’s Housing Shortage: How Can We Create Environments to Facilitate Housing Development? 
March 6
 
Senate Joint Hearing Senate Governmental Organization and Assembly Governmental Organization, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • Informational Hearing: The Utilization of Current and Emerging Technologies to Monitor Wildfire Activity in California 
Assembly Utilities and Energy, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 444
  • Informational Hearing: The Metamorphosis of the Energy Sector: Marketing reliability and affordability on the road to decarbonization
March 12
 
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • Subjects: Local Control Funding Formula, Accountability, Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team 
Senate Natural Resources and Water, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • Informational Hearing: Financing for Climate Resiliency 
Senate Energy Utilities and Communications, 1 p.m., State Capitol, Room 2191
  • Oversight Hearing: The California Public Utilities Commission and the Public Advocates Office Annual Update to the Legislature 
Senate Joint Hearing Judiciary and Environmental Quality, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • Informational Hearing: Just the Facts: An Evidence-Based Look at CEQA Streamlining and CEQA’s Role in Development 
March 13
 
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • Subject: Public utilities Commission (wildfires only), Air Resources Board (wildfires only)
Senate Joint Hearing Governance and Finance and Natural Resources and Water, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, John L. Burton Hearing Room 4203
  • Informational Hearing: Living Resiliently in the New Abnormal: The Future of Development in California’s Most Fire Prone Regions 
March 26
 
Senate Public Safety, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • SB 23 (Wiener) Unlawful entry of a vehicle. League position: support.


 
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