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CITY COUNCIL

Legislative Subcommittee City of Fullerton Tuesday, July 30, 2019 303 W. Commonwealth Ave. 4:00pm Regular Meeting Fullerton, CA 92832

Jesus Silva, Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald, Mayor Pro Tem

AGENDA The purpose of the Legislative Subcommittee is to provide recommendations to the City Council regarding legislative activities impacting the City. No final action shall be taken.

Tagged Passions:council

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL PUBLIC COMMENTS

Anyone wishing to speak during PUBLIC COMMENTS is asked to fill out and submit a form to speak. The Legislative Subcommittee is prohibited from considering items not included on the agenda. Anyone wishing to speak on items not on the agenda may do so during PUBLIC COMMENTS. (THREE-MINUTES PER PERSON)

STATE LEGISLATION

1.
Review Townsend Public Affairs 2019 Legislative Matrix

No additional detail provided

2.
Discussion and consideration of state legislation

No additional detail provided

a.
AB 68 (Ting) Land Use: Accessory Dwelling Units b. AB 302 (Berman) Parking: Homeless Students c. AB 377 (Garcia, Eduardo): Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations d. AB 516 (Chiu): Authority to Remove Vehicles e. AB 747 (Levine): Planning and Zoning: Safety Element f. AB 761 (Nazarian): State Armories: Homeless Shelters g. AB 849 (Bonta): Elections: City and County Redistricting h. AB 881 (Bloom): Accessory Dwelling Units i. AB 1184 (Gloria): Public Records: Writing Transmitted by Electronic Mail,

Retention

Tagged Passions:planning, voting, election, zoning, public records, students, parking, and homeless

Bill Summary Status Recommended Position

Outside Organziation Position Legislative Platform City Advocacy AB 11 (Chiu) Would authorize a city or county, or two or more cities acting jointly, to propose the formation of an affordable housing and infrastructure agency. This legislation aims to restore redevelopment agencies that were dissolved in 2012 with a focus on affordable housing and infrastructure. 5/17/2019-A. 2 YEAR Support 14. Support efforts to allow cities to recapture true values of redevelopment and successor agency funds. AB 36 (Bloom) Would modify those provisions to authorize an owner of residential real property to establish the initial and all subsequent rental rates for a dwelling or unit that has been issued its first certificate of occupancy within 10 years of the date upon which the owner seeks to establish the initial or subsequent rental rate, or for a dwelling or unit that is alienable separate from the title to any other dwelling unit or is a subdivided interest in a subdivision and the owner is a natural person who owns 2 or more residential units within the same jurisdiction as the dwelling or unit for which the owner seeks to establish the initial or subsequent rental rate, subject to certain exceptions.

Tagged Passions:funding, subdivision, rental, property, rates, and housing

4/25/19 Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96. In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Watch

Tagged Passions:hearing

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

AB 47 (Daly)

Tagged Passions:development, Development, and housing

Removes the prohibition on the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on assessing a point on a driver's license if they are convicted of a violation of operating a handheld wireless or communication device while driving and requires DMV to assess a point for a second violation in a three year period occurring after January 1, 2021.

7/9/19 S-THIRD READING
Tagged Passions:communications, license, Communications, wireless, and Wireless

43.
Support measures that encourage community safety and well-being including those which support state and federal reimbursement of homeland security related expenses.

AB 53 (Jones)

Tagged Passions:security and Immigration

Would make it unlawful for the owner of any rental housing accommodation to deny the rental or lease of a housing accommodation without first satisfying specified requirements relating to the application process. The bill would prohibit the owner of a rental housing accommodation from inquiring about, or requiring an applicant for rental housing accommodation to disclose, a criminal record during the initial application assessment phase, as defined, unless otherwise required by state or federal law.

4/26/2019-A. 2 YEAR
Tagged Passions:leasing, rental, and housing

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

AB 54 (Ting) Would require police agencies to provide the estimated timeframes for the disclosure of incident related video or audio recordings. The bill would allow the agency to withhold the recording for 45 day period. 6/11/19 S-APPR. Watch AB 68 (Ting)

Tagged Passions:development, public safety, Development, and housing

Would prohibit an ordinance from imposing requirements on minimum lot size, lot coverage, or floor area ratio for dwellings that are under 800 square feet.

7/10/19 S-APPR Watch

Tagged Passions:ordinance

I.
Preserve and protect the City's powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority.

AB 69 (Ting) This bill requires the state Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to submit proposed small building home standards to the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC), on or before January 1, 2021, for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and homes of less than 800 square feet.

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, development, Development, policy, community development, and housing

7/1/19 In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

Watch

I.
Preserve and protect the City's powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority.

AB 134 (Bloom) Would state findings and declarations relating to the intent of the Legislature to adopt policies to ensure that every Californian has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible drinking water. The bill would require, if a Safe Drinking Water Fund or Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund is established, the funding to be displayed in the annual Governor s budget, as prescribed, and, at least every 5 years, would require the Legislative Analyst s Office to provide an assessment of the effectiveness of expenditures from the fund. 7/10/19 S-2 YEAR Watch

Tagged Passions:funding, budget, utility, Utility, water, and policy

24.
Support the enhancement of a reliable and sustainable water supply for California as well as measures that improve water quality in the region.

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, and water

City of Fullerton Priority Legislation Matrix

Updated 7/24/2019

*Bills italicized are considered inactive, two-year bills, or have been signed into law *Bold text in the City Advocacy column shows signed letters from the City

Page 1 of 18 AB 143 (Quirk- Silva) Extends the applicability of certain existing shelter crisis provisions, which includes a CEQA exemption, to additional specified localities and extends the sunset of these provisions for another two years, until 2023.

7/1/19 In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

Support County of Orange: Support

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

City sent letter of support on 6/21/19 AB 144 (Aguiar- Curry) Current law establishes the Forest Management Task Force pursuant to a specified executive order issued by the Governor, and requires the task force or its successor entity, on or before July 1, 2020, in consultation with specified entities, to develop recommendations for the siting of additional wood product manufacturing facilities in the state. Current law specifies that it is the intent of the Legislature, in developing those recommendations, that the location and activities of the mass timber production facilities be, among other things, located in, or be proximate to, areas that are near the locations of large landscape fires, as described, and in areas identified as federal opportunity zones or in areas that have an average household income of 5 below the state s median household income. This bill would add a definition of the task force for purposes of those provisions and recast the median household income threshold from 5 below to at or below 5 of the state s median household income. 5/17/2019-A. 2 YEAR 19. Support measures that maintain and enhance local authority and economic flexibility to regulate solid waste and recyclables. AB 147 (Burke)

Tagged Passions:utility, development, solid waste, Utility, Development, buildings and grounds, and housing

Would establish a set of post- Wayfair (which allows states to impose a use tax collection duty on remote retailers) tax collection rules such as increasing the economic nexus threshold from 100,000 to 500,000 and eliminating transaction thresholds, requiring online marketplaces to collect use tax on behalf of third party retailers, and by requiring retailers to collect and remit local district taxes once they sell over 500,000 in California. This legislation would make changes to current law to allow for an increase in the collection of sales taxes for online purchases but does not change the distribution of revenues, as was proposed by SCA 20 (2018).

4/25/19 Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 5, Statutes of 2019.
Tagged Passions:sale, taxes, Taxes, purchasing, and internet retailers

Support, with languag League of

California Cities: Support

2.
Support local sales and use tax reform to create an equitable distribution structure that appropriately captures and allocates online sales tax.

Draft letter of Support sent to City on 3/1/2019 AB 213 (Burke)

Tagged Passions:sale, taxes, and Taxes

Would, for the 2019 20 fiscal year, require the vehicle license fee adjustment amount to be the sum of the vehicle license fee adjustment amount in the 2018 19 fiscal year, the product of that sum and the percentage change in gross taxable assessed valuation within the jurisdiction of that entity between the 2018 19 fiscal year to the 2018 19 fiscal year, and the product of the amount of specified motor vehicle license fee revenues that the Controller allocated to the applicable city in July 2010

Tagged Passions:license

6/26/19 S-APPR. League of

California Cities: Support

60.
Support protection of dedicated transportation-related tax revenues and enhance the ability of local agencies to finance local transportation programs and facilities.

AB 217 (Garcia)
Tagged Passions:finance, taxes, Taxes, transportation, and program

Would enact the Safe Drinking Water for All Act and would establish the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund in the State Treasury and would provide that moneys in the fund are continuously appropriated to the board to provide a source of funding to secure access to safe drinking water for all Californians, while also ensuring the long-term sustainability of drinking water service and infrastructure.

Tagged Passions:funding, utility, Utility, water, and sustainability

6/13/19 Gut and amended

No additional detail provided

League of California Cities: Oppose Unless

Amended

24.
Support the enhancement of a reliable and sustainable water supply for California as well as measures that improve water quality in the region.

AB 222 (Voepel) Would allow information regarding the release or transfer of an individual to be provided to immigration authorities if the individual has been convicted of misdemeanor or felony assault or battery against the person of a peace officer or firefighter, as specified. 4/26/2019-A. 2 YEAR Watch 34. Monitor local, state and federal actions related to medical and recreational marijuana regulatory changes. AB 291 (Chu)
Tagged Passions:drugs, regulation, utility, Utility, fire departments and districts, water, marijuana, Immigration, and recreation

Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would establish a Local Emergency and Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation Fund to support staffing, planning, and other emergency mitigation priorities that helps local governments meet emergency preparedness goals.

5/17/2019-A. 2 YEAR Support League of California Cities: Support
Tagged Passions:planning, emergency, human resources, and disaster management

56.
Support efforts to streamline and coordinate hazardous materials regulations.

Draft Support letter sent to City on 5/10/19 Page 2 of 18 AB 302 (Berman) This bill requires a community college campus that has parking facilities on campus to grant overnight access to those facilities, on or before July 1, 2020, to any homeless student who is enrolled in coursework, has paid enrollment fees that have not been waived, and is in good standing with the community college, for the purpose of sleeping in the student s vehicle overnight

Tagged Passions:grant, regulation, materials, university, hazardous materials, enrollment, parking, and homeless

7/11/19 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Oppose League of California Cities: Watch

I.
Preserve and protect the City's powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority.

AB 314 (Bonta) Would prescribe requirements relating to release time that would apply to all of the public employers and employees subject to the acts described above and would generally repeal the provisions relating to release time.

Tagged Passions:policy

7/8/19 In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

Watch League of California Cities: Oppose

40.
Oppose measures that reduce local control over employee relations issues or mandate new or enhanced local government employee benefits.

AB 344 (Calderon)

Would establish the New Beginnings California Program in the Department of Community Services and Development and create the New Beginnings California Account for the purpose of providing matching grant funding to cities and local continuum of care programs to implement, expand, or continue employment programs for homeless individuals, as specified. The bill would define city for purposes of the bill to include a city, county, or a city and county. The bill would require qualifying employment programs to, among other things, connect program participants with employment and pay them an hourly wage that is at or above minimum wage.

Tagged Passions:funding, grant, development, services, program, employment, Development, minimum wage, and homeless

7/1/19 In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

Support

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

Draft Support Letter sent to City on 3/11/19. AB 377 (Garcia) In 2018, Assembly Member Garcia introduced AB 626 to create a program that would allow cities and counties to license and regulate microenterprise home kitchen operations. Microenterprise home kitchen operations are essentially individuals who want to use their residential kitchen to cook food that others would come and purchase to either consume on site or take to- go. The legislation protected local control by allowing municipalities the decision to either allow or disallow these operations. This legislation preserved the ability of cities to continue to regulate and ensure the public safety and interests of individual jurisdictions was upheld. However, AB 377 by Assembly Member Garcia would remove the power of local cities to opt-in to this program. The legislation would instead allow a county decision to usurp local control and require all cities within an authorizing county to abide by the county s decision

Tagged Passions:development, public safety, program, purchasing, Development, license, and housing

6/19/19 S-APPR. Oppose Unless Amended

Preserve Local Control Preserve and protect the City s powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority. Local agencies should preserve authority and accountability for revenues raised and services provided. Draft Oppose letter sent to City on 4/1/19 AB 392 (Weber) This bill revises the standards for use of deadly force by peace officers.
Tagged Passions:services, policy, and accountability

7/10/19 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.

Watch 54. Support and promote statewide actions toreform POBAR to allow for more transparency. AB 429 (Nazarian)

This bill would require the Seismic Safety Commission, by specified deadlines, to identify funding and develop a bidding process for hiring a third-party contractor to create an inventory of potentially vulnerable buildings, as defined. The bill would require the third-party contractor, in conjunction with the commission, by July 1, 2022, to develop a statewide inventory of potentially seismically vulnerable buildings in 29 specified counties, including Orange County, in California

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:funding and boards and commissions

7/1/19 In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

Watch League of California Cities: Support

18.
Support legislation or funding of state efforts to create an earthquake early warning system as well as to update and prepare earthquake hazard mapping.

AB 485 (Medina) Would require local agencies to provide specified information to the public before approving an economic development subsidy for a warehouse distribution center, as defined, and to, among things, hold hearings and report on those subsidies, as provided.

Tagged Passions:funding, economic development, development, Development, and hearing

7/9/19 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Watch League of California Cities: Oppose

2.
Support local sales and use tax reform to create an equitable distribution structure that appropriately captures and allocates online sales tax.

AB 510 (Cooley)

Tagged Passions:sale, taxes, and Taxes

Would exempt the head of a department of a county or city, or the head of a special district from the State s current 1-year recording retention requirements if the county, city, or special district adopts a records retention policy governing recordings of routine video monitoring and recordings of telephone and radio communications.

5/3/2019-A. 2 YEAR Support
Tagged Passions:radio, communications, policy, and Communications

3.
Support local government action, rather than the imposition of state, federal or regional mandates upon local governments, as well as federal mandates placed on the state.

Draft letter of Support sent to City on 4/1/2019. Page 3 of 18 AB 516 (Chiu)

Repeals existing law that authorizes peace officers to tow vehicles for having five or more delinquent parking or traffic violations, for leaving a vehicle on a road for 72 or more consecutive hours, and for a having a lapsed vehicle registration in excess of six months.

7/9/19 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR Oppose League of California Cities: Oppose

Tagged Passions:streets, traffic, and parking

3.
Support local government action, rather than the imposition of state, federal or regional mandates upon local governments, as well as federal mandates placed on the state.

Draft letter of Opposition sent to City on 5/29/19 AB 517 (Chen)

Would establish the Orange County Property Crime Task Force, whose mission would be to identify, arrest, and prosecute the criminals who participate in property crime, and to also increase prevention methods and diversion. The bill would specify the membership of the task force, specify the tasks that the task force would be required to complete, and require the task force to report to the Legislature, as specified. The bill would authorize implementation of these provisions only to the extent that funding is provided by an appropriation from the General Fund.

5/16/2019-In committee: Held under submission.
Tagged Passions:funding, property, and crime

County of Orange: Support

43.
Support measures that encourage community safety and well-being including those which support state and federal reimbursement of homeland security related expenses.

AB 533 (Holden)

Tagged Passions:security and Immigration

Would adjust the Personal Income Tax Law to provide an exclusion from gross income for any amount received as a rebate, voucher, or other financial incentive issued by a local water agency or supplier for any water conservation or efficiency program or water runoff management improvement program, as provided.

5/16/2019-In committee: Hearing postponed by committee Support Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: Co- sponsor
Tagged Passions:finance, taxes, Taxes, utility, Utility, program, water, Conservation, hearing, government efficiency, and incentive

26.
Support policy development, funding and research for water conservation, addressing urban runoff and beach closures and required programs associated with OC NPDES permits.

Provided City with opportunity to sign onto MET coalition Support Letter AB 563 (Quirk- Silva) This bill appropriates 16 million from the General Fund to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for distribution to the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force (NOC Task Force) for the development of a two-year pilot program to provide a range of programs, services and activities designed to assist individuals and families experiencing mental health crises.

Tagged Passions:funding, health, utility, development, Utility, public safety, beach, services, program, water, Conservation, Development, policy, and mental health

5/16/19 In committee: Held under submission.

Support

43.
Support measures that encourage community safety and well-being including those which support state and federal reimbursement of homeland security related expenses.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:security and Immigration

Letter of support sent on 4/4/19

AB 587 (Friedman)

Would authorize an accessory dwelling unit that was ministerially approved pursuant to the process described above to be sold or conveyed separately from the primary residence to a qualified buyer if certain conditions are met.

No additional detail provided

6/25/19 Read second time and amended. Watch

No additional detail provided

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

AB 593 (Carrillo) Would add city and county departments or agencies that administer public workforce development programs and local workforce development boards to the list of entities permitted to use information obtained in the administration of the Unemployment Insurance Code, for the purpose of evaluating, researching, or forecasting the effectiveness of public workforce development programs when the evaluation, research, or forecast is directly connected with those programs. 6/25/19 On Senate Floor Watch

Tagged Passions:development, program, insurance, Development, workforce development, workforce, and housing

I.
PRESERVE LOCAL CONTROL Preserve and protect the City s powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority. Local agencies should preserve authority and accountability for revenues raised and services provided

AB 600 (Chu) This bill requires an application to annex a contiguous disadvantaged community before a Local Agency Formation Commission can approve an annexation of two or more contiguous areas of territory within five years that cumulatively would total more than 10 acres.

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, services, policy, annexation, and accountability

6/24/19 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Watch

I.
PRESERVE LOCAL CONTROL Preserve and protect the City s powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority. Local agencies should preserve authority and accountability for revenues raised and services provided

AB 608 (Petrie- Norris) Would adjust current law to allow a county board of supervisors to exempt from property taxation any property that is 50,000 or less. 7/12/19 Approved by the Governor.

Tagged Passions:taxes, Taxes, services, property, policy, and accountability

13.
Support economic development initiatives that preserve and enhance a positive business climate and maintain and grow the business tax base.

Page 4 of 18 AB 654 (Rubio) Would authorize a local agency to disclose the name, utility usage data, and home address of utility customers to an officer or employee of another governmental agency when the disclosure is not necessary for the performance of the other governmental agency s official duties but is to be used for scientific, educational, or research purposes, and the requesting agency receiving the disclosed material agrees to maintain it as confidential in accordance with specified criteria. 4/26/2019-A. 2 YEAR Watch Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: support

Tagged Passions:business, economic development, taxes, Taxes, utility, development, Utility, performance, water, environment, and Development

I.
PRESERVE LOCAL CONTROL Preserve and protect the City s powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority. Local agencies should preserve authority and accountability for revenues raised and services provided.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:services, policy, and accountability

AB 669 (Holden) Provides the Attorney General new authority to accept an assurance of voluntary compliance, in lieu of a stipulated judgment, in order to streamline settlements, especially in large multistate actions.

7/12/19 Approved by the Governor. Watch AB 670 (Friedman)

Tagged Passions:legal, compliance, and settlement

The Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, governs the management and operation of common interest developments. Current law prohibits the governing document of a common interest development from prohibiting the rental or leasing of any separate interest in the common interest development, unless that governing document was effective prior to the date the owner acquired title to their separate interest. This bill would make a provision in a common interest development s governing document void and unenforceable if it prohibits the construction of accessory dwelling units or junior accessory dwelling units, as specified.

6/20/2019-On Senate Floor Watch
Tagged Passions:construction, leasing, development, Development, and rental

32.
Support efforts to strengthen the legal and fiscal capability of local agencies to prepare, adopt and implement plans for orderly growth, development, beautification and conservation of local planning areas.

AB 698 (Obernolte)

Tagged Passions:planning, legal, development, Conservation, Development, and growth

Would prohibit the invalidation of a signature on an initiative or referendum petition because of a variation of the signature caused by the substitution of initials for the first or middle name, or both, of the person signing the petition.

6/26/19 Approved by the Governor. Watch
Tagged Passions:referendum

3.
Support local government action, rather than the imposition of state, federal or regional mandates upon local governments, as well as federal mandates placed on the state.

AB 742 (Cervantes)

Would enact the Place-Based Economic Strategies Act, which would create the Office of Place-Based Economic Strategies, headed by the deputy director of the Office of Place-Based Economic Strategies, for the purposes of supporting place-based and other geographically targeted economic development programs, including, but not limited to, federal California Promise and California Opportunity Zones. The bill would require the office to serve as a liaison between community and economic stakeholders and the state agencies that oversee programs and offer services that are intended to finance and support business and economic development needs, as specified.

5/17/2019-A. 2 YEAR Watch 11. Support policies and programs that encourage working with other cities, counties and government agencies to jointly leverage resources and assets to create and strengthen economic clusters within the region. AB 747 (Levine)
Tagged Passions:business, finance, economic development, development, services, program, and Development

Would, upon the next revision of a local hazard mitigation plan on or after January 1, 2020, or beginning on or before January 1, 2021, if a local jurisdiction has not adopted a local hazard mitigation plan, require the safety element to be reviewed and updated as necessary to identify evacuation routes and their capacity, safety, and viability under a range of emergency scenarios. The bill would authorize a city or county that has adopted a local hazard mitigation plan, emergency operations plan, or other document that fulfills commensurate goals and objectives to use that information in the safety element to comply with this requirement by summarizing and incorporating by reference that other plan or document in the safety element.

6/25/2019-On Senate Floor Watch
Tagged Passions:emergency and disaster management

17.
Support programs which provide funding to hazard mitigation projects including those identified in a FEMA-approved Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.

AB 755 (Holden)

Tagged Passions:funding, program, disaster management, and FEMA

Would increase the California tire fee by 1.50. The bill would deposit the additional moneys in the Stormwater Permit Compliance Fund, which would be established by the bill, and would make the moneys available to the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Financial Assistance. The bill would continuously appropriate moneys in the fund for competitive grants for projects and programs for municipal storm sewer system permit compliance requirements that would prevent or remediate zinc pollutants caused by tires in the state and for an annual audit of the fund.

5/29/2019- A. INACTIVE FILE Watch
Tagged Passions:grant, finance, sewer, utility, Utility, program, water, compliance, audit, and stormwater

22.
Support and monitor legislation that increases the availability of, and funding for, water conservation, water reuse technologies, water recycling, local water storage and other water supply technologies such as the Groundwater Replenishment System project.

Page 5 of 18 AB 756 (Garcia) This bill authorizes the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to order one or more public water systemsto monitor for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluroalkyl (PFASs) substances and establishes a separate customer notification process as a result of any confirmed detection. 7/19/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.

Tagged Passions:funding, utility, Utility, water, Conservation, and recycling

22.
Support and monitor legislation that increases the availability of, and funding for, water conservation, water reuse technologies, water recycling, local water storage and other water supply technologies such as the Groundwater Replenishment System project.

AB 761 (Nazarian)

Tagged Passions:funding, utility, Utility, water, Conservation, and recycling

This bill allows, at the sole discretion of the Adjutant General (TAG), the use of any armory deemed vacant by the California Military Department (CMD) throughout the year by the county or city in which the armory is located for the purpose of providing temporary shelter from hazardous weather conditions for homeless persons.

6/25/19 - On Senate floor Watch

Tagged Passions:military and homeless

County of Orange: Support

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

AB 782 (Berman)

Tagged Passions:development, Development, and housing

Would exempt from CEQA the acquisition, sale, or other transfer of interest in land by a public agency for certain purposes, or the granting or acceptance of funding by a public agency for those purposes, if the public agency conditions those transactions on environmental review in accordance with CEQA before making physical changes to the transferred land before making those changes.

7/1/19 A- CONCURRENCE Watch 30. Support measures and reforms which streamline the CEQA process for the development of housing and mixed-use infill projects that support transit. AB 791 (Gabriel) The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws. This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2020, would allow a credit against those taxes to a taxpayer that is transferred, and allocated, credits pursuant to the sale of property located in a qualified opportunity zone to a qualified developer, as defined, that has received a credit reservation from the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, in specified amounts. The bill would limit the aggregate amount of credit that may be allocated by the committee to 100,000,000. The bill would require the credits to be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 5/16/2019-Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. In committee: Held under submission.

Tagged Passions:funding, grant, sale, taxes, Taxes, development, environment, Development, property, commercial, and housing

10.
Support international, statewide, regional and local efforts to attract, retain and provide resources for current and future commercial and industrial businesses.

AB 792 (Ting)

Tagged Passions:business, industrial, and commercial

Would, on and after January 1, 2021, require a plastic beverage container filled with a beverage by a beverage manufacturer, as specified, to contain, on average, specified amounts of postconsumer recycled plastic content pursuant to a tiered plan that would require the beverage container to contain, on average, 100 postconsumer recycled plastic content on and after January 1, 2035. The bill would impose administrative penalties, in specified amounts, on a beverage manufacturer for a violation of these requirements.

No additional detail provided

7/5/19 Read second time and amended Watch

No additional detail provided

19.
Support measures that maintain and enhance local authority and economic flexibility to regulate solid waste and recyclables.

AB 815 (Aguiar- Curry)

Tagged Passions:utility, solid waste, and Utility

Current law requires a city, county, or regional agency to submit an annual report to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery summarizing its progress in reducing solid and household hazardous waste. Current law requires the department to review a jurisdiction s compliance with the diversion requirements every 2 or 4 years, as specified, and requires the department to issue an order of compliance if the department finds, after considering specified factors, the jurisdiction failed to make a good faith effort to implement its source reduction and recycling element or household hazardous waste element. This bill would require the department to consider whether the jurisdiction has adopted a dual stream recycling program, as defined, when considering if the jurisdiction has made a good faith effort to implement its source reduction and recycling element or household hazardous waste element.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:program, recycling, and compliance

7/9/19 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Watch 19. Support measures that maintain and enhance local authority and economic flexibility to regulate solid waste and recyclables.

Page 6 of 18 AB 816 (Quirk- Silva)

Tagged Passions:utility, solid waste, and Utility

Would establish the California Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool Program within the Department of Housing and Community Development for the purpose of making grants available to applicants, defined to include a city, county, city and county, or continuum of care, for eligible activities including, among other things, rental assistance, operating subsidies in new and existing affordable or supportive housing units, and specified outreach services. The bill would continuously appropriate 450,000,000 from the General Fund every fiscal year to the department for purposes of the program and set forth how these funds must be allocated.

5/16/2019-In committee: Held under submission. Watch
Tagged Passions:funding, grant, development, services, program, Development, rental, community development, and housing

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

AB 830 (Quirk- Silva)

Tagged Passions:development, Development, and housing

Would establish the iSTEAM Pilot Program as a 3-year pilot program, commencing with the 2020 21 fiscal year, administered by the Anaheim Union High School District in coordination with the North Orange Community College District, the Coast Community College District, the Rancho Santiago Community College District, and the University of California, Irvine. The program, upon the enactment of an appropriation for its purposes, would invest 300,000 each fiscal year, for a total investment of 900,000 during the program, to fund up to 100 students who will serve as interns at community colleges or 4-year institutions of higher education.

4/26/19 A-2 YEAR
Tagged Passions:funding, union, program, investment, university, education, and students

37.
Oppose efforts that erode funding for vital regional and community services that negatively impact Californian's access to parks, open space, bike lanes and bike ways, after school programming, senior services, facilities that promote physical activity, protect natural resources

AB 841 (Ting) Requires the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to assess perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances in drinking water. Requires, on or before January 1, 2021, OEHHA to adopt a work plan to assess which substances in the class of PFAS substances should be identified as a potential risk to human health, taking into account which substances have the potential to be detected in California waters based on the prevalence of manufacturing of, manufacturing products with, or use of a PFAS substance in California, and which substances are technologically feasible to detect based on current detection methodologies. 7-10-19 - 2 year bill

Tagged Passions:funding, health, utility, Utility, risk, services, water, environment, parks, education, Bicycles, and bicycles

22.
Support and monitor legislation that increases the availability of, and funding for, water conservation, water reuse technologies, water recycling, local water storage and other water supply technologies such as the Groundwater Replenishment System project.

AB 847 (Grayson)

Tagged Passions:funding, utility, Utility, water, Conservation, and recycling

Would require the Department of Housing and Community Development , upon appropriation by the Legislature, to establish a competitive grant program to award grants to cities and counties to offset up to 100 of any transportation-related impact fees exacted upon a qualifying housing development project, as defined, by the local jurisdiction.

4/26/2019-A. 2 YEAR
Tagged Passions:funding, grant, development, transportation, program, Development, community development, and housing

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

AB 849 (Bonta)

Tagged Passions:development, Development, and housing

Would permit the council to consider current neighborhoods in establishing the boundaries of the council districts following each decennial federal census, using that census as a basis.The bill would specify redistricting criteria and deadlines pursuant to which the governing body shall adopt new boundaries. The bill would specify hearing procedures that would allow the public to provide input on the placement of boundaries and on proposed boundary maps

7/10/19 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR.
Tagged Passions:council, procedure, hearing, and neighborhood

Oppose 7. Support legislation that preserves the ability of local governments to determine the appropriate type of election for their jurisdiction.

Draft Opposition Letter sent to City on 5/28/19 AB 864 (Mullen)

Tagged Passions:voting and election

This bill would change the Political Reform Act of 1974 to remove the exemption for mailings paid for by independent expenditures and require all committees to provide the same disclosures on mass mailings and mass electronic mailings.

7/2/19 S-APPR. Watch 7. Support legislation that preserves the ability of local governments to determine the appropriate type of election for their jurisdiction.

Tagged Passions:voting and election

AB 881 (Bloom) Expands the types of ADUs that a local government must permit and, until January 1, 2025, prohibits local agencies from requiring owner occupancy of ADUs, among other changes.

No additional detail provided

7/8/19 S-APPR Watch League of

California Cities: Oppose

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

Page 7 of 18 AB 891 (Burke) Would require a city with a population greater than 330,000 and each county, in coordination with cities and local nonprofit entities, as specified, to establish a safe parking program that provides safe parking locations and options for individuals and families living in their vehicles. The bill would require a safe parking program to provide a bathroom facility and onsite security, among other requirements. The bill would require the safe parking programs be developed and implemented by June 1, 2022.

Tagged Passions:facility, security, development, program, Development, parking, and housing

7/8/19 In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

Watch 59. Support increased State and Federal funding of transportation improvements with regional or sub-regional benefits for all modes of transportation. AB 909 (Gallagher) This bill requires a person identified as a political committee treasurer to sign a statement acknowledging they must comply with the duties stated in applicable law, as specified 7/11/19 A- CONCURRENCE Watch

Tagged Passions:funding, transportation, Treasurer, and TREASURER

7.
Support legislation that preserves the ability of local governments to determine the appropriate type of election for their jurisdiction.

AB 941 (Cunningham) Would require, subject to exceptions, disclosure of specified information regarding persons involved in criminal investigations, including the full name of a victim, unless a law enforcement agency determines that disclosure of a particular item of information would endanger the completion of the investigation or a related investigation, or would endanger the safety of a person involved in an investigation, including a victim or witness, pursuant to the California Public Records Act. 5/17/2019-A. 2 YEAR Watch

Tagged Passions:voting, public safety, election, and public records

6.
Support legislation that facilitates the ability of local government to share resources to increase efficiencies and decrease costs, including local efforts to address regional management of public safety personnel.

AB 992 (Mullin) Would provide that the Ralph M. Brown Act does not apply to the posting, commenting, liking, interaction with, or participation in, internet-based social media platforms that are ephemeral, live, or static, by a majority of the members of a legislative body, provided that a majority of the members do not discuss among themselves business of a specific nature that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the legislative body of the local agency. 5/3/2019-A. 2 YEAR Watch League of California Cities: Support

Tagged Passions:business, personnel, public safety, and social media law

5.
Support open government initiatives as well as the principles of the open meetings provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act at all levels of government.

AB 1074 (Diep)

Tagged Passions:open government

Would enact the Accessory Dwelling Unit Construction Bond Act of 2020 (bond act), which, if adopted, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of 500,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance the Accessory Dwelling Unit Construction Program, established as part of the bond act. The bill would authorize the Department of Housing and Community Development to enter into a contract under that program with a homeowner to provide financing to pay for the eligible costs incurred by the homeowner in constructing an accessory dwelling unit on the homeowner s property, subject to specified terms and conditions.

Tagged Passions:construction, finance, development, bond, contract, program, Development, property, community development, and housing

4/10/19 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:hearing

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

AB 1100 (Kamlager-Dove) Would require a parking space served by electric vehicle service equipment, as defined, and a parking space designated as a future electric vehicle charging space, as defined, to be counted as at least one standard automobile parking space for the purpose of complying with any applicable minimum parking requirements established by a local jurisdiction. The bill would require a van-accessible parking space served by electric vehicle service equipment and a van-accessible parking space intended as a future electric vehicle charging space to be counted as at least 2 standard automobile parking spaces for the purpose of complying with any applicable minimum parking requirements established by a local jurisdiction.

Tagged Passions:equipment, development, transportation, electric, Development, Electric Vehicles, parking, and housing

7/10/19 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

59. Support increased State and Federal funding of transportation improvements with regional or sub-regional benefits for all modes of transportation. AB 1182 (Carillo) Current law requires that specified persons who have been released on parole from state prison who were not imprisoned for a violent felony, a serious felony, or an offense requiring registration as a sex offender, and who have been on parole for a period of 6 months, be discharged from parole unless the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation recommends to the Board of Parole Hearings that the person should be retained, and the board, for good cause, determines that the person is to be retained. This bill would instead require those persons, if they have been scored as low or moderate risk by the department s risk assessment tool, to be released if they have been on parole for 180 days and have not committed any crimes, unless they have violated a condition of parole resulting in custodial sanctions. 5/17/2019-A. 2 YEAR Watch
Tagged Passions:funding, transportation, risk, hearing, jail, and crime

47.
Support the repeal of Proposition 47 and Proposition 57 as well as funding for local mitigation related to Proposition 47 and Proposition 57, while they are in effect.

Page 8 of 18 AB 1184 (Gloria)
Tagged Passions:funding

Existing law authorizes cities, counties, and special districts to destroy or to dispose of duplicate records that are less than two years old when they are no longer required by the city, county, or special district, as specified. AB 1184 would simply require public agencies to retain and preserve writing transmitted by electronic mail for a period of at least 2 years

7/10/19 S-APPR. Awaiting Staff Feedback

No additional detail provided

League of California Cities:

Oppose

6.
Support legislation that facilitates the ability of local government to share resources to increase efficiencies and decrease costs, including local efforts to address regional management of public safety personnel.

AB 1190 (Irwin)

Tagged Passions:personnel and public safety

Would, among other things, prohibit a state or local agency from adopting any law or regulation that bans the operation of an unmanned aircraft system. The bill would also authorize a local agency to adopt regulations to enforce FAA regulations regarding the operation of unmanned aircraft systems and would authorize local agencies to regulate the operation of unmanned aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems within their jurisdictions, as specified. The bill would also authorize a local agency to require an unmanned aircraft operator to provide proof of federal, state, or local registration to licensing or enforcement officials.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:regulation

6/19/19 Referred to Com. on RLS. Watch

No additional detail provided

League of California Cities:

Support

I.
PRESERVE LOCAL CONTROL Preserve and protect the City s powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority. Local agencies should preserve authority and accountability for revenues raised and services provided.

AB 1199 (Petrie- Norris) Current law authorizes the Director of General Services, with the consent of the State Department of Developmental Services, to let to a nonprofit corporation, for a period not to exceed 55 years, up to 5 acres of real property located within the grounds of the Fairview State Hospital, which is also known as the Fairview Developmental Center, for specified purposes and subject to certain conditions. This bill would require, if land within the grounds of the Fairview Developmental Center is reported as excess and the department determines that the land is needed by more than one state agency, that the department conduct a public hearing and receive public input regarding the use of the land before transferring it to any state agency.

Tagged Passions:hospital, services, healthcare, property, hearing, policy, and accountability

7/9/19 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

32.
Support efforts to strengthen the legal and fiscal capability of local agencies to prepare, adopt and implement plans for orderly growth, development, beautification and conservation of local planning areas.

AB 1244 (Fong) Would, in an action or proceeding seeking judicial review under the California Environmental Quality Act, prohibit a court from staying or enjoining a housing project for which an environmental impact report has been certified, unless the court makes specified findings. 5/3/2019-A. 2 YEAR Watch 29. Support all efforts to create efficiencies within CEQA and support efforts to limit delays in the local planning and development process. AB 1273 (Brough) Current law authorizes the County of Orange and the cities in that county, by ordinance, to require the payment of development fees, as specified, for purposes of defraying the costs of constructing bridges and major thoroughfares. Current law authorizes those entities to form a joint powers agency for specified purposes, including constructing bridges and major thoroughfares, collecting tolls for the use of those facilities, and incurring indebtedness for the construction of those facilities. Pursuant to this authority, various toll roads in the County of Orange were constructed. This bill would limit the expenditure of those development fees to the maintenance, operation, or financing of a completed toll facility that is in service on January 1, 2020, and for which indebtedness was incurred. 4/26/2019-A. 2 YEAR Oppose

Tagged Passions:planning, ordinance, construction, legal, facility, streets, development, Conservation, environment, Development, growth, court, and housing

60.
Support protection of dedicated transportation-related tax revenues and enhance the ability of local agencies to finance local transportation programs and facilities.

Draft Opposition Letter sent to City on 4/17/19 AB 1279 (Bloom) Requires certain development sites in high resource areas to allow for more density and height and makes these sites subject to use by- right approval. 7/10/19 S-2 YEAR Watch
Tagged Passions:finance, sites, taxes, Taxes, development, transportation, program, and Development

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

AB 1332 (Bonta) This bill creates the Sanctuary State Contracting Act (SSCA), which prohibits, with limited exceptions, any state or local agency from entering into a new contract or agreement or extending an existing contract or agreement with any person or entity that provides a federal immigration agency with any data broker, extreme vetting or detention facilities services unless there is no reasonable alternative. 5/17/19 A-2 YEAR Oppose

Tagged Passions:development, contract, services, Development, Immigration, detention, and housing

3.
Support local government action, rather than the imposition of state, federal or regional mandates upon local governments, as well as federal mandates placed on the state.

Draft Opposition Letter sent to City on 5/10/19 Page 9 of 18 AB 1356 (Ting) Would, if more than 50 of the electorate of a local jurisdiction voted in favor of AUMA, require a local jurisdiction to issue a minimum number of local licenses authorizing adult-use or medicinal retail cannabis commercial activity within that jurisdiction that would be permitted by a retailer license issued under MAUCRSA. The bill would require the minimum number of those local licenses required to be issued in that jurisdiction to be 25 of the number of currently active on-sale general licenses for alcoholic beverage sales in that jurisdiction, as specified, unless the minimum number would result in a ratio greater than one local license for retail cannabis commercial activity for every 10,000 residents of the local jurisdiction, in which case the bill would require the minimum number to be determined by dividing the number of residents in the local jurisdiction by 10,000 and rounding down to the nearest whole number. 5/30/2019- A. INACTIVE FILE Watch

Tagged Passions:alcohol, sale, commercial, and license

League of California Cities:

Oppose

7.
Support legislation that preserves the ability of local governments to determine the appropriate type of election for their jurisdiction.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:voting and election

AB 1408 (Mathis)

Would require that a person who is taken into custody for a specified category of misdemeanor receive a pretrial risk assessment. The bill would also allow information regarding the release or transfer of an individual to be provided to immigration authorities if the individual is deemed a medium or high risk by the pretrial risk assessment or if the sheriff or chief of police of the arresting agency deems the individual to be a risk or danger to public safety.

4/26/2019-A. 2 YEAR Watch
Tagged Passions:public safety, risk, and Immigration

43.
Support measures that encourage community safety and well-being including those which support state and federal reimbursement of homeland security related expenses.

AB 1437 (Chen) Would require certain revenues attributable to a property tax rate approved by the voters of a city, county, city and county, or special district to make payments in support of a mobile intensive care program called Paramedics to be allocated to, and when collected to be paid into, the fund of that taxing entity instead of the Redevelopment Property Tax Fund of each successor agency, unless the revenues are pledged as security for the payment of any indebtedness, as provided. The bill would require all allocations of revenues derived from the imposition of that property tax rate made by any county auditor-controller prior to January 1, 2020, to be deemed correct, and would prohibit any city, county, county auditor- controller, successor agency, or affected taxing entity from being subject to any claim, as specified.

Tagged Passions:taxes, Taxes, security, program, property, audit, Immigration, and property tax

7/8/19 In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

AB 1479 (Cervantes) This bill requires the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) to consider providing a credit enhancement for certain projects located within an Opportunity Zone (OZ) and requires the IBank to develop procedures for reviewing applications for credit enhancements for these projects. 5/17/19 A-2 YEAR Support

Tagged Passions:economic development, development, procedure, and Development

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

Draft Support Letter sent to City on 3/11/19. AB 1482 (Chiu) This bill limits rent-gouging in California by placing an upper limit on annual rent increases: 7 percent plus inflation, up to a maximum of 10 percent, for specified housing that is over 10 years old. To prevent landlords from engaging in rent-gouging by evicting tenants, the bill also requires that a landlord have and state a just cause, as specified, for any eviction. Landlords with 10 or fewer rental properties are exempt. The bill sunsets after three years and does not preempt any local rent control ordinances.

Tagged Passions:ordinance, development, Development, rental, rent stabilization, and housing

7/11/19 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Watch

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

AB 1484 (Grayson) The Mitigation Fee Act requires a local agency that establishes, increases, or imposes a fee as a condition of approval of a development project to, among other things, determine a reasonable relationship between the fee s use and the type of development project on which the fee is imposed. This bill would require each city, county, or city and county to post on its internet website the type and amount of each fee imposed on a housing development project, as defined. 7/10/19 S-APPR.

Tagged Passions:development, Development, and housing

I.
Preserve and protect the City's powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority.

Page 10 of 18 AB 1530 (Cooley)

Tagged Passions:policy

Would require the Board of State and Community Corrections to create and administer a program of grants to be made on a competitive basis to cities, counties, and joint powers authorities to establish or expand an enforcement program against unauthorized cannabis activity

Tagged Passions:grant, program, and jail

4/9/19 In committee: Set, first hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.

Support League of California Cities: Support

Tagged Passions:grant and hearing

6.
Support legislation that facilitates the ability of local government to share resources to increase efficiencies and decrease costs, including local efforts to address regional management of public safety personnel.

Draft letter of Support sent to City on 3/1/2019 AB 1559 (Cunninham) Current law prohibits several forms of sexual battery, including, among others, the touching of an intimate part of another person while that person is unlawfully restrained by the accused or an accomplice, and if the touching is against the will of the person touched and is for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse. This bill would make it a crime for a person to cause another person to touch an intimate part of either of those persons or a 3rd person for the specific purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse, by threatening to use their authority to incarcerate, arrest, or deport the victim or another person, if the touching is against the will of the victim and the victim has a reasonable belief that the perpetrator is a public official, as defined. 4/26/2019-A. 2 YEAR

Tagged Passions:personnel, public safety, and crime

43.
Support measures that encourage community safety and well-being including those which support state and federal reimbursement of homeland security related expenses.

AB 1724 (Salas)

Tagged Passions:security and Immigration

Would declare the intent of the Legislature to require each general law city and county to establish an independent redistricting commission that is modeled after the Citizens Redistricting Commission.

4/26/2019-A. 2 YEAR Oppose
Tagged Passions:boards and commissions

3.
Support local government action, rather than the imposition of state, federal or regional mandates upon local governments, as well as federal mandates placed on the state.

AB 1779 (Daly)

AB 1779 would require the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to adopt best practices for operating recovery housing, including suggested minimum standards for operating recovery housing. Currently, the Best Practices for Operating Recovery Housing (BPORH) are being developed by United States Department of Health and Human Services. Until the BPORH are distributed, the DHCS will be required to adopt the most recent standards approved by the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) as the minimum standards necessary for the owners or operators of recovery housing to receive state funding

5/30/2019-In Senate. Support 35. Support local control over the licensure and regulation of alcoholism or drug abuse recovery of treatment facilities ACA 1 (Aguilar- Curry)

Tagged Passions:drugs, alcohol, funding, health, regulation, services, health insurance, Affordable Care Act, and housing

Would create an exception in the California Constitution that would authorize a city, county or city and county to establish an additional ad valorem tax outside the 1 full cash value of the property. The bill authorizes the tax to be used for the purpose of reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of public infrastructure or housing.

5/20/2019-Read second time. Watch

Tagged Passions:taxes, Taxes, property, ad valorem, and housing

League of California Cities:

Support

13.
Support economic development initiatives that preserve and enhance a positive business climate and maintain and grow the business tax base

ACA 4 (Mullin) This measure would authorize a United States citizen who is 17 years of age, is a resident of the state, and will be at least 18 years of age at the time of the next general election to vote in any intervening primary or special election that occurs before the next general election. 6/19/19 A-APPR. Watch 7. Support legislation that preserves the ability of local governments to determine the appropriate type of election for their jurisdiction. ACA 8 (Low) The California Constitution allows a United States citizen who is at least 18 years of age and a resident of California to vote. This measure would reduce the minimum voting age to 17.

Tagged Passions:business, economic development, voting, taxes, Taxes, development, election, environment, health insurance, Development, and Affordable Care Act

6/20/19 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. Watch

No additional detail provided

7.
Support legislation that preserves the ability of local governments to determine the appropriate type of election for their jurisdiction.

ACA 13 (Obernolte)

Tagged Passions:voting, election, health insurance, and Affordable Care Act

ACA was introduced on March 28, ACA 13 is identical to last year s SCA 20, changing the distribution of sales taxes based on point of delivery instead of point of sale.

3/28/2019-Introduced measure version corrected. Support
Tagged Passions:sale, taxes, Taxes, health insurance, and Affordable Care Act

2.
Support local sales and use tax reform to create an equitable distribution structure that appropriately captures and allocates online sales tax.

City sent letter of support on 6/21/19 SB 4 (McGuire)

Tagged Passions:sale, taxes, and Taxes

Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would limit restrictive local land use policies and legislation that would encourage increased housing development near transit and job center. 4/26/2019-S. 2 YEAR Watch

Tagged Passions:development, Development, and housing

I.
Preserve and protect the City's powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority.

Page 11 of 18 SB 5 (Beall) Would establish in state government the Local-State Sustainable Investment Incentive Program, which would be administered by the Sustainable Investment Incentive Committee. The bill would authorize a city, county, city and county, joint powers agency, or other to apply to the Sustainable Investment Incentive Committee to participate in the program and would authorize the committee to approve or deny applications for projects meeting specific criteria.

Tagged Passions:program, investment, policy, and incentive

7/10/19 A-APPR. Watch League of

California Cities: Support

32.
Support efforts to strengthen the legal and fiscal capability of local agencies to prepare, adopt and implement plans for orderly growth, development, beautification and conservation of local planning areas.

SB 13 (Pienkowski)

Tagged Passions:planning, legal, development, Conservation, Development, and growth

This bill would authorize the creation of accessory dwelling units in areas zoned to allow single-family or multifamily dwelling use. The bill would also revise the requirements for an accessory dwelling unit by providing the accessory dwelling unit may be attached to, or located within, an attached garage, storage area, or other structure, and that it does not exceed a specified amount of total floor area

7/10/19 A-APPR Oppose

Tagged Passions:zoning

League of California Cities: Oppose Unless

Amended

I.
Preserve and protect the City's powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority.

SB 15 (Portantino) This bill, for the 2020 21 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, would require the county auditor of a county in which a successor agency, as defined, is located to decrease the amount of ad valorem property tax revenue that is otherwise required to be allocated to the county Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund by the countywide local-state sustainable investment amount and to allocate a commensurate amount to the successor agencies that are located within the county. The bill would require the successor agencies to use these funds for specified purposes, including to increase the availability of affordable housing. 5/17/2019-S. 2 YEAR Watch 14. Support efforts to allow cities to recapture true values of redevelopment and successor agency funds. SB 18 (Skinner) Removes the sunset on a state law which provides that residential tenants, whose landlord loses ownership of their rental property as a result of a foreclosure sale, must be given at least 90 days notice before their tenancy can be terminated. 7/19/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m. Watch

Tagged Passions:funding, sale, taxes, Taxes, rental, property, investment, audit, policy, ad valorem, property tax, and housing

I.
Preserve and protect the City's powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority.

SB 45 (Allen)

Tagged Passions:policy

Would enact the Wildfire, Drought, and Flood Protection Bond Act of 2020, which, if approved by the voters, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of 4,300,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance projects to restore fire damaged areas, reduce wildfire risk, create healthy forest and watersheds, reduce climate impacts on urban areas and vulnerable populations, protect water supply and water quality, protect rivers, lakes, and streams, reduce flood risk, protect fish and wildlife from climate impacts, improve climate resilience of agricultural lands, and protect coastal lands and resources.

5/1/2019-May 6 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
Tagged Passions:finance, agriculture, utility, bond, Utility, risk, water, environment, watershed, flooding, and hearing

39.
Promote local agency control over policies that recognize the benefits of parks and recreation facilities.

SB 46 (Jackson)

Tagged Passions:recognition, parks, and recreation

Current law authorizes each county, including a city and county, to enter into an agreement to access the contact information of resident accountholders through the records of a public utility or other agency responsible for water service, waste and recycling services, or other property-related services for the sole purpose of enrolling county residents in a county-operated public emergency warning system. Current law requires any county that enters into such an agreement to include procedures to enable any resident to opt out of the warning system and a process to terminate the receiving agency s access to the resident s contact information. Current law prohibits the use of the information gathered for any purpose other than for emergency notification. This bill would expand these provisions to authorize a city to enter into an agreement to access the contact information of resident accountholders through the records of a public utility, as specified.

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, procedure, services, emergency, water, property, and recycling

5/17/2019-S. 2 YEAR League of

California Cities: Support

55.
Support local control of emergency medical services and ambulance service, including pre- hospital care and transport.

Page 12 of 18 SB 48 (Wiener)
Tagged Passions:hospital, services, emergency, and healthcare

Would revise the requirements of the housing element, as specified, in connection with the identification of zones where emergency shelters are allowed as a permitted used with a conditional use or other discretionary permit. The bill would generally require that emergency shelters be in areas that allow residential use, including mixed-use areas, but would permit designation in industrial zones if a local government can demonstrate that the zone is connected to specified amenities and services. The bill would remove the authorization granted to local government to require off-street parking, as specified, in connection with standards applied to emergency shelters.

5/17/2019-S. 2 YEAR
Tagged Passions:grant, streets, industrial, services, emergency, commercial, parking, and housing

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

SB 49 (Skinner) Would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to prescribe, by regulation, standards for appliances and buildings to facilitate load management 7/10/19 A-APPR Watch

Tagged Passions:regulation, boards and commissions, development, Conservation, Development, energy, and housing

31.
Support legislation that allows State agencies and local governments to continue to retain full authority to reject projects or to condition project approvals and impose mitigation measures.

SB 50 (Wiener) Would require a city, county, or city and county to grant upon request an equitable communities incentive when a development proponent seeks and agrees to construct a residential development, as defined, that satisfies specified criteria, including, among other things, that the residential development is either a job-rich housing project or a transit-rich housing project 5/17/2019-S. 2 YEAR Watch

Tagged Passions:grant, development, Development, incentive, and housing

League of California Cities: Oppose Unless

Amended

I.
Preserve and protect the City's powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority.

SB 51 (Hertzberg) Would create the Cannabis Limited Charter Banking and Credit Union Law, to be administered by the Commissioner of Business Oversight and the Department of Business Oversight. 7/9/19 A-APPR. Watch 34. Monitor local, state and federal actions related to medical and recreational marijuana regulatory changes. SB 54 (Allen)

Tagged Passions:drugs, regulation, business, marijuana, policy, and recreation

Would establish the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act, which would require the department, in consultation with the State Water Resources Control Board and the Ocean Protection Council, to adopt regulations to source reduce and recycle 75 of single-use packaging and products sold or distributed in California by 2030.

Tagged Passions:regulation, council, utility, Utility, water, and economy

7/10/19 A-APPR. League of

California Cities: Support

19.
Support measures that maintain and enhance local authority and economic flexibility to regulate solid waste and recyclables.

SB 55 (Jackson) Current law, subject to exceptions, provides that any person who has been convicted of certain misdemeanors may not, within 10 years of the conviction, own, purchase, receive, possess, or have under their custody or control, any firearm. Under existing law, a violation of this prohibition is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or in the state prison, by a fine not exceeding 1,000, or by both that imprisonment and fine. Existing law makes it a misdemeanor or a felony for a person who is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm pursuant to these provisions to own, possess, or have under their custody or control, any ammunition or reloaded ammunition. This bill would add to the list of misdemeanors, the conviction for which is subject to those prohibitions, misdemeanor offenses of violating the 10-year prohibition on possessing a firearm specified above. 7/10/19 A-2 YEAR

Tagged Passions:gun control, utility, solid waste, Utility, purchasing, Gun Control, and jail

43.
Support measures that encourage community safety and well-being including those which support state and federal reimbursement of homeland security related expenses.

SB 58 (Wiener) Would establish a pilot Program that would authorize the department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to issue an additional hours license to an on- sale licensee located in a qualified city which would authorize, without conditions, the selling, giving, or purchasing of alcohol between the hours of 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. 7/10/19 A-APPR. Watch 49. Support local control over adult entertainment facilities, alcohol establishments and properties where illegal drugs are sold SB 64 (Chang) This bill requires a public animal control agency or shelter, as specified, to microchip a dog or cat with current information before releasing a dog or cat to an owner seeking to reclaim it, or adopt out, sell, or give away to a new owner. This bill also allows a shelter or rescue group that does not have microchipping capability on location to enter into an agreement with the owner or new owner to present proof, within 30 days, that the dog or cat is microchipped. 7/10/19 July 10 hearing postponed by committee. Support

Tagged Passions:drugs, alcohol, sale, pets, security, program, animal control, purchasing, hearing, license, and Immigration

I.
Preserve and protect the City's powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority.

Sent letter of support on 5/15/19 Page 13 of 18 SB 127 (Wiener)

Tagged Passions:policy

Would establish a Division of Active Transportation within the Department of Transportation and require that an undersecretary of the Transportation Agency be assigned to give attention to active transportation program matters to guide progress toward meeting the department s active transportation program goals and objectives. The bill would require the California Transportation Commission to give high priority to increasing safety for pedestrians and bicyclists and to the implementation of bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

7/8/19 A-APPR.
Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, transportation, program, Bicycles, Pedestrian, and bicycles

60.
Support protection of dedicated transportation-related tax revenues and enhance the ability of local agencies to finance local transportation programs and facilities.

SB 134 (Hertzberg)
Tagged Passions:finance, taxes, Taxes, transportation, and program

Would prohibit the State Water Resources Control Board from imposing a liability for a violation of the performance standards for the volume of water losses except as part of the enforcement of urban water use objective. 6/18/19 A-APPR. Watch

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, performance, and water

25.
Monitor the development of a State framework for long term water conservation measures.

SB 182 (Jackson) This bill imposes certain fire hazard planning responsibilities on local governments and requires cities and counties to make specified findings on fire standards prior to permitting development in the very high fire hazard severity zone 7/10/19 A-APPR.
Tagged Passions:planning, utility, development, Utility, water, Conservation, and Development

18.
Support legislation or funding of state efforts to create an earthquake early warning system as well as to update and prepare earthquake hazard mapping.

SB 190 (Dodd)

Tagged Passions:funding

Would require the Office of the State Fire Marshal to develop a model defensible space program to be made available for use by a city, county, or city and county in the enforcement of the defensible space provisions. The bill would set forth required components of the program.

7/11/19 A-APPR. Watch
Tagged Passions:program

I.
PRESERVE LOCAL CONTROL Preserve and protect the City s powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority. Local agencies should preserve authority and accountability for revenues raised and services provided.

SB 200 (Monning) This bill establishes the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund (SADWF) to help water systems provide an adequate and affordable supply of safe drinking water in both the near and the long term. Beginning in fiscal year 2020-21 and until June 30, 2030, it annually transfers to the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund five percent of the proceeds of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) up to 130 million. It further requires the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to adopt a fund implementation plan and requires expenditures of the fund to be consistent with the plan.

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, services, water, policy, and accountability

7/24/19 Chaptered by Secretary of State Watch

25.
Monitor the development of a State framework for long term water conservation measures.

SB 205 (Hertzberg) Would require, when applying to a city or a county for an initial business license or business license renewal, a person who conducts a business operation that is a regulated industry to demonstrate compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program by providing specified information, under penalty of perjury, on the application, including, among other things, the Standard Industrial Classification code for the business. The bill would apply to all applications for initial business licenses and business license renewals submitted on and after January 1, 2020.
Tagged Passions:business, utility, development, industrial, Utility, program, water, Conservation, Development, compliance, license, penalty, and business license

7/10/19 A-APPR. Watch League of

California Cities: Oppose

13.
Support economic development initiatives that preserve and enhance a positive business climate and maintain and grow the business tax base.

SB 212 (Allen)

Tagged Passions:business, economic development, taxes, Taxes, development, environment, and Development

This bill would amend current law to authorize a city, county, or local educational agency to conduct an election using ranked choice voting, in which voters rank the candidates for office in order of preference, as specified.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:voting and election

7/9/19 A-APPR. Watch League of

California Cities: Support

7.
Support legislation that preserves the ability of local governments to determine the appropriate type of election for their jurisdiction.

Page 14 of 18 SB 221 (Hill) Would require a law enforcement agency, as defined, by January 1, 2021, to adopt a written procedure to account for firearms that are owned, acquired, maintained, sold, loaned, lost, stolen from, or in any way possessed by that agency, as specified. The bill would require agency employees to report to the agency lost or stolen firearms owned by the agency, or used or carried by an employee within the course of employment that are not owned by the agency, within 5 days of the date they know or reasonably should have known that the firearms were lost or stolen. 5/17/2019-S. 2 YEAR

Tagged Passions:gun control, voting, public safety, election, procedure, employment, and Gun Control

43.
Support measures that encourage community safety and well-being including those which support state and federal reimbursement of homeland security related expenses.

SB 230 (Caballero) Would require each law enforcement agency to maintain a policy that provides guidelines on the use of force, utilizing deescalation techniques and other alternatives to force when feasible, specific guidelines for the application of deadly force, and factors for evaluating and reviewing all use of force incidents, among other things. The bill would require each agency to make their use of force policy accessible to the public. By imposing additional duties on local agencies, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. 7/3/19 A-APPR. SUSPENSE FILE Watch

Tagged Passions:security, public safety, program, policy, Immigration, and civil rights

League of California Cities:

Support

54.
Support and promote statewide actions to reform POBAR to allow for more transparency.

SB 241 (Moorlach) Would require each member agency to a joint powers agreement to approve and ratify each contract for municipal services or functions, as defined, negotiated between the joint powers agency and the entity providing the services or functions. 5/17/2019-S. 2 YEAR Watch Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, contract, services, and water

Oppose Unless Amended

I.
PRESERVE LOCAL CONTROL Preserve and protect the City s powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority. Local agencies should preserve authority and accountability for revenues raised and services provided.

SB 266 (Leyva) Establishes requirements relating to the reporting of disallowed compensation by state, school or contracting agency employers to, and retirement benefits paid by, California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retirees and their survivors or beneficiaries. 6/26/19 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred to Com. on APPR. Oppose League of California Cities: Oppose

Tagged Passions:compensation, retirement, contract, seniors, services, education, policy, and accountability

42.
Support pension reform measures designed to control or decrease employer liability or increase transparency in reporting without imposing undo hardships or administrative burdens on local government.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:retirement

Letter of Opposition sent on 7/15/19

SB 330 (Skinner) Restricts, for a period of five years, actions by cities and counties that would reduce the production of housing. 7/10/19 A-APPR. Watch League of

California Cities: Oppose
Tagged Passions:housing

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

SB 438 (Hertzberg) Would prohibit a public agency from delegating, assigning, or contracting for 911 emergency call processing or notification duties regarding the dispatch of emergency response resources unless the delegation or assignment is to, or the contract is with, another public agency or made pursuant to a joint powers agreement or cooperative agreement. The bill would state the Legislature s intent to affirm and clarify a public agency s duty and authority to develop emergency communication procedures and respond quickly to a person seeking emergency services through the 911 emergency telephone system.

Tagged Passions:911, development, contract, procedure, services, emergency, Development, communications, Communications, and housing

7/11/19 Read second time and amended. Watch

No additional detail provided

55.
Support local control of emergency medical services and ambulance service, including pre- hospital care and transport.

SB 523 (McGuire)
Tagged Passions:hospital, services, emergency, and healthcare

Would, in the case of a voter whose signatures do not match, require the elections official to notify the voter, at least 8 days before the certification of the election, of an opportunity to verify the voter s signature. It would extend the deadline for a voter who did not sign the ballot identification envelope to sign the envelope, or sign and deliver an unsigned ballot statement, to no later than 5 p.m. 2 days before the certification of the election.

7/3/19 A-APPR. Watch 7. Support legislation that preserves the ability of local governments to determine the appropriate type of election for their jurisdiction. Page 15 of 18 SB 531 (Glazer) SB 531 would prohibits, on or after January 1, 2020, a local agency from entering into any form of agreement that would result, directly or indirectly, in the payment, transfer, diversion, or rebate of Bradley-Burns local tax revenues to any retailer in exchange for the retailer locating a warehouse, sales center, or fulfillment center within the territorial jurisdiction of the local agency if the warehouse, sales center, or fulfillment center would generate revenue for the local agency under the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law.
Tagged Passions:sale, voting, taxes, Taxes, and election

7/10/19 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Watch League of California Cities: Support

2.
Support local sales and use tax reform to create an equitable distribution structure that appropriately captures and allocates online sales tax.

SB 573 (Chang) Current law establishes the Homeless Emergency Aid program, administered by the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency in coordination with the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council, for the purpose of providing localities with one-time flexible block grant funds to address their immediate homelessness challenges. This bill would, upon appropriation, make funding available to the agency to be used to provide an allocation of funds to administrative entities under the program. 7/10/19 A-2 YEAR Support

Tagged Passions:funding, grant, business, council, sale, taxes, Taxes, services, program, emergency, homeless, and housing

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

Sent letter of support on 5/15/19 SB 592 (Wiener) This bill expands the definition of housing to include single family homes, ADUs, and room additions for a development project, as well as mixed use development, transitional and supportive housing. Requires a 30-day review process for projects. Limits cities' abilities to add conditions of approval or denial of a project. 7/10/19 A-APPR. Watch

Tagged Passions:development, Development, and housing

33.
Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

SB 621 (Glazer)

Tagged Passions:development, Development, and housing

Would require the Judicial Council, by July 1, 2020, to adopt a rule of court applicable to an action or proceeding brought to attack, review, set aside, void, or annul the certification of an environmental impact report for an affordable housing project, as defined, or the granting of an approval of an affordable housing project that requires the action or proceeding, including any potential appeals therefrom, to be resolved, to the extent feasible, within 270 days of the filing of the certified record of proceeding with the court.

Tagged Passions:grant, council, legal, environment, court, and housing

6/24/19 June 24 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.

Watch
Tagged Passions:hearing

31.
Support legislation that allows State agencies and local governments to continue to retain full authority to reject projects or to condition project approvals and impose mitigation measures.

SB 625 (Hill) Would instead exempt, from current law, the ingestion of cannabis products by a passenger in bus, taxicab, or limousine only if there are no passengers under 21 years of age present and the driver is sealed off from the passenger compartment, as specified. 7/8/19 A-APPR. Watch

Tagged Passions:Public Transit and ride sharing and hailing

50.
Support local control for the regulation of cultivation, storage, manufacture, transport and use of medicinal and recreational marijuana and monitor legislative and administration activity to create a regulatory structure for medical and adult use.

SB 635 (Hueso)

Tagged Passions:drugs, regulation, marijuana, and recreation

Would conform the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law to provisions of the Internal Revenue Code that allow for specified tax treatment for income derived from activities within a qualified opportunity zone, including the deferral of recognition of a capital gain, and would provide that the provisions are limited to designated opportunity zones located in the state. This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy.

5/16/2019-May 16 hearing: Held in committee and under submission
Tagged Passions:recognition, taxes, Taxes, and hearing

13.
Support economic development initiatives that preserve and enhance a positive business climate and maintain and grow the business tax base.

SB 667 (Hueso) This bill requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) (1) on or before January 1, 2020, to develop a five-year strategy to meet the state s organic waste and diversion goals by supporting organic waste infrastructure development, and (2) on or before June 1, 2021, to coordinate with the State Treasurer s Office (Treasurer) on developing financial incentives for in-state recycling infrastructure. Additionally, this bill requires the Treasurer, in coordination with CalRecycle, to coordinate with the States of Nevada, Oregon, and Washington on infrastructure financing to support regional recycling needs, support development of interstate recycling infrastructure, and support markets for recyclable materials.

Tagged Passions:business, finance, market, economic development, strategic, taxes, Taxes, development, transportation, materials, environment, Development, Treasurer, recycling, TREASURER, and incentive

6/24/19 A-APPR. Support League of California Cities: Support

Support measures that maintain and enhance local authority and economic flexibility to regulate solid waste and recyclables

Draft letter of Support sent to City on 5/10/19 Page 16 of 18 SB 669 (Caballero)

Tagged Passions:utility, solid waste, and Utility

Would establish the Safe Drinking Water Fund to assist community s water systems in disadvantaged communities that are chronically noncompliant relative to the federal and state drinking water standards and do not have the financial capacity to pay for operation and maintenance costs to comply with those standards. The fund would receive deposits from federal contributions, voluntary contributions, gifts, grants, bequests and transfers by the Legislature form the general fund and the Greenhouse Gas Reduction fund.

5/16/2019-May 16 hearing: Held in committee and under submission. Watch
Tagged Passions:grant, finance, utility, Utility, water, and hearing

League of California Cities:

Support; Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: Support
Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, and water

24.
Support the enhancement of a reliable and sustainable water supply for California as well as measures that improve water quality in the region.

Draft Support Letter sent to City on 4/22/19 SB 732 (Allen) Current law establishes the South Coast Air Quality Management District vested with the authority to regulate air emissions from stationary sources located in the South Coast Air Basin and establishes a district board to govern the district. This bill would authorize the south coast district board to impose a transactions and use tax within the boundaries of the south coast district, as specified, with the moneys generated from the transactions and use tax to be used to supplement existing revenues being used for south coast district purposes, as specified. 5/17/19 S-2 YEAR Oppose
Tagged Passions:taxes, Taxes, utility, Utility, and water

Support measures that promote fiscal stability, predictability, financial independence, and preserve the City s revenue base and maximum local control over local government budgeting. Oppose measures that shift local funds to the County, State or Federal Governments and/or make cities more dependent on the County, State or Federal Governments for financial stability, such as unfunded mandates or mandated costs with no guarantee of local reimbursement or offsetting benefits

Draft Opposition Letter sent to City on 4/11/19 SB 749 (Durazo)
Tagged Passions:funding, finance, and budget

This bill would provide that records relating to wages, benefits, working hours, and other employment terms and conditions of employees working for a private industry employer pursuant to a contract with a state or local agency shall not be deemed to be trade secrets under the act.

7/10/19 A-APPR. SUSPENSE FILE Watch

Tagged Passions:contract, employment, and trade

League of California Cities:

Oppose

6.
Support legislation that facilitates the ability of local government to share resources to increase efficiencies and decrease costs, including local efforts to address regional management of public safety personnel.

SCA 1 (Allen)

Tagged Passions:personnel and public safety

The California Constitution prohibits the development, construction, or acquisition of a low-rent housing project, as defined, in any manner by any state public body until a majority of the qualified electors of the city, town, or county in which the development, construction, or acquisition of the low- rent housing project is proposed approve the project by voting in favor at an election, as specified. This measure would repeal these provisions.

7/2/19 S-APPR. Watch

Tagged Passions:construction, voting, development, election, Development, and housing

32.
Support efforts to strengthen the legal and fiscal capability of local agencies to prepare, adopt and implement plans for orderly growth, development, beautification and conservation of local planning areas.

Page 17 of 18

Tagged Passions:planning, legal, development, Conservation, Development, and growth

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AB 68 Land Use: Accessory Dwelling Units

Bill Summary

AB 68, authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), aims to expand the types of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) that must be permitted by local governments.

Legislative Platform

AB 68 most closely relates to the following portion of the 2019 Fullerton Legislative Platform: Land Use Planning and Housing Support housing measures that promote the development and enhancement of safe and affordable housing and accessible housing within the City for all economic segments of the population, while still retaining local control.

Bill Analysis AB 68 has been introduced in conjunction with several other state bills related to ADUs in the past several years. Since then, cities have generally been allowed to establish density and zoning requirements for ADUs. This bill seeks to do the following: Prohibit a local agency from applying minimum lot sizes for ADUs, including height and weight Repeals the 1,200 square foot limit for attached ADUs, retains it for detached ADUs Prohibits local agencies from imposing zoning rules that block the construction of ADUs less than 800 square feet, 16 feet tall, and with at least four-foot side and rear yard setbacks
Tagged Passions:planning, construction, development, zoning, Development, and housing

Changes the timeframe for a city to act on a permit from 120 days to 60 days Expands the types of ADUs that are exempt from local requirements to include the creation

No additional detail provided

of ADUs within portions of an existing multi-family dwelling that are not used as livable space. A local government must allow the construction of 25 percent more units in the form of ADUs

Fullerton Impact Should this bill be signed into law, the City may experience an increase in the number of permitting applications for ADUs. The City s ability to impose certain restrictions on the type of ADUs permitted would be impacted and the City would be required to expedite the permitting process for ADUs. The types of ADUs allowed would also be modified to allow for a greater number of ADUs to be constructed.
Tagged Passions:construction

Notable Support and Opposition

No additional detail provided

League of California Cities: Oppose Unless Amended

j.
AB 1482 (Chiu) Tenancy: Rent Caps k. AB 1484 (Grayson) Mitigation Fee Act: Housing Development l. SB 5 (Beall) Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment

Program m. SB 13 (Wieckowski) Accessory Dwelling Units n. SB 205 (Hertzberg): Stormwater Discharge Compliance o. SB 266 (Leyva): Public Employee Retirement System: Disallowed Compensation, benefit adjustments p. SB 330 (Skinner): Housing Crisis Act of 2019 q. SB 438 (Hertzberg): Emergency Medical Services: dispatch r. SB 523 (McGuire): Elections: Vote by Mail Ballots s. SB 592 (Wiener): Housing Accountability Act t. SB 667 (Hueso): Greenhouse Gases: Recycling Infrastructure and Facilities u. SCA 1 (Allen): Public Housing Projects FEDERAL LEGISLATION

Tagged Passions:compensation, 911, retirement, voting, development, election, seniors, services, program, emergency, Development, investment, recycling, compliance, accountability, community development, stormwater, and housing

3.
Discussion and consideration of federal legislation

No additional detail provided

a.
H.R. 530 (Eshoo): Accelerating Broadband Development by Empowering Local Communities Act of 2019

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:development, Development, and Internet Access

b.
S. 2012 (Feinstein): Restoring Local Control Over Public Infrastructure Act of 2019 c. S. 1699 (Thune): STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act

ADJOURNMENT

Tagged Passions:cell tower and Cell tower

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AB 302 Parking: Homeless Students

Bill Summary
Tagged Passions:students, parking, and homeless

AB 302, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D Los Altos), would require community college districts to allow homeless students to park on campus overnight and sleep in their vehicles, or provide students with housing services. This bill would remain in effect until December 31, 2022.

Legislative Platform
Tagged Passions:services, parks, university, students, homeless, and housing

AB 302 most closely relates to the following portion of the 2019 Fullerton Legislative Platform: Preserve Local Control - Preserve and protect the City s powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority. Local agencies should preserve authority and accountability for revenues raised and services provided.

Bill Analysis AB 302 requires that a college grant its homeless students access to on-campus overnight parking facilities. The student must meet the following requirements: Must be enrolled in six units of coursework, Must be paying enrollment fees on time, and Must be in good standing with the college. The governing board of the college must develop a plan of action to implement this policy with the following provisions: Overnight facilities monitoring and a procedure to report and respond to safety threats, Liability waiver, Access to bathroom facilities within reasonable proximity to the parking areas, List of rules for eligible students. Fullerton Impact
Tagged Passions:grant, procedure, services, university, policy, accountability, students, enrollment, parking, and homeless

This bill would require the governing board of Fullerton College to create and adopt this policy from January 1, 2020 December 31, 2022. Students who meet the eligibility requirements would be granted access to the college parking facilities for overnight parking.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:grant, university, policy, students, and parking

Notable Support and Opposition

North Orange County Community College District: Oppose Community College League of California: Oppose

Tagged Passions:university

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AB 377 Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations

Bill Summary

AB 377, authored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D Coachella), is a bill that has been introduced to clarify last year s legislation that allows microenterprise kitchens. This bill would remove city authority to allow/disallow microenterprise kitchens within their jurisdictions and transfers that authority to the counties.

Legislative Platform

AB 377 most closely relates to the following portion of the 2019 Fullerton Legislative Platform: Preserve Local Control - Preserve and protect the City s powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority. Local agencies should preserve authority and accountability for revenues raised and services provided.

Bill Analysis Background: Last year, AB 626 proposed the creation of a program that would allow cities and counties to license and regulate microenterprise home kitchen operations. The bill allowed cities to decide whether to allow or disallow these kitchens in their jurisdictions. However, the language was unclear whether cities or counties were ultimately responsible for the licensing and regulations. AB 377 has been introduced to clarify that only counties have the ability to approve, license, and regulate these kitchens, with the exception of four cities (Berkeley, Long Beach, Pasadena and Vernon) which have environmental health departments. Fullerton Impact Should this bill become law, the County Board of Supervisors could allow microenterprise home kitchens without consideration of cities and usurp the ability for cities to determine whether to allow these types of kitchens. It would create a regional automatic opt-in based on the decision of the County Board of Supervisors.
Tagged Passions:health, regulation, beach, services, program, environment, license, policy, and accountability

Notable Support and Opposition

No additional detail provided

Oppose: Cities of Fountain Valley, Stanton

No additional detail provided

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AB 516 Authority to Remove Vehicles

Bill Summary

AB 516, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), would remove the authority for localities to remove a vehicle that has five or more parking tickets and require a warning be issued before towing a vehicle when it has been left unattended for five days or more.

Legislative Platform
Tagged Passions:parking

AB 516 most closely relates to the following portion of the 2019 Fullerton Legislative Platform: Administration - Support local government action, rather than the imposition of state, federal or regional mandates upon local governments, as well as federal mandates placed on the state.

Preserve Local Control - Preserve and protect the City s powers, duties and prerogatives to enact local legislation and policy direction concerning local affairs and oppose legislation that preempts local authority. Local agencies should preserve authority and accountability for revenues raised and services provided.

Bill Analysis According to Assemblymember Chiu, this bill has been introduced to reduce the financial burden of middle class and low-income vehicle owners from having their vehicles towed or impounded. However, AB 516 would eliminate the ability for cities to: Immobilize, or place a boot on a vehicle, for motorists who have five or more unpaid parking tickets; Remove vehicles with expired registration that are operating illegally; and Remove vehicles in violation of parking time restrictions. Fullerton Impact Should this bill become law, AB 516 would supersede the City of Fullerton s local parking laws and would change state law regarding towing vehicles that are parked illegally. It would allow for vehicles to be potentially parked on city streets overnight for multiple consecutive days before law enforcement would be able to remove the vehicles.

Tagged Passions:finance, streets, public safety, services, policy, poverty, accountability, and parking

Notable Support and Opposition

Oppose: Orange County Board of Supervisors, League of California Cities

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AB 747 Planning and Zoning: General Plan, Safety Element

Bill Summary
Tagged Passions:planning and zoning

AB 747, authored by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael), would require cities and counties to adopt and update a general safety plan with mandatory elements.

Legislative Platform

AB 747 most closely relates to the following portion of the 2019 Fullerton Legislative Platform: Natural Hazards - Support programs which provide funding to hazard mitigation projects including those identified in a FEMA-approved Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Bill Analysis Under current law, every county and city must adopt a general plan with seven mandatory elements: land use, circulation, housing, conservation, open space, noise, and safety. This bill requires each city or county to review and update its safety element to identify evacuation routes and their capacity, safety, and viability under a range of emergency scenarios. The bill also allows a county or city that has adopted a local hazard mitigation plan, emergency operations plan, or other document that fulfills these goals and objectives to summarize and incorporate into the safety element described above of that plan or document. Fullerton Impact Should this bill become law, AB 747 would require the City to update its local safety plan to include the criteria described above. There is no funding or fiscal cost associated with this bill.
Tagged Passions:funding, program, emergency, Conservation, disaster management, FEMA, noise, and housing

Notable Support and Opposition

No additional detail provided


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