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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: May, 2012

AG ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE UNIT

Published on May 18, 2012

Speaking of the Attorney General’s Office, we thought it would be interesting to take a peek at the “Environmental Justice Unit” webpage. EJ issues are a new policy area for the AG’s office and have been highlighted as a major focus of the office.  | Read More » |

BROAD COALITION OPPOSES AG INVOLVMENT IN SANDAG

Published on May 18, 2012

A broad coalition of groups has sent a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) expressing concern with a lawsuit she filed over SANDAG’s Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). Sent in March, the AG still has not met with the coalition. The  | Read More » |

REDEVELOPMENT LAWSUIT UPDATE

Published on May 15, 2012

For those of you following the Redevelopment Dissolution process, last week the Court of Appeal requested supplemental briefing on the effect of the AB1X 26 and the Matosantos decision on CRA v. Genest (challenging SERAF payments), currently pending before  | Read More » |

PACE FINANCING BILL MOVES FORWARD

Published on May 15, 2012

One of several bills we are strongly supporting that would provide more opportunity for energy efficiency financing to flow to existing building projects, passed the Assembly Local Government Committee this week on a unanimous, bipartisan vote. AB 2131  | Read More » |

CALIFORNIA’S DEEP BUDGET WOES DEEPEN EVEN DEEPER AGAIN

Published on May 15, 2012

The Hallways of the Capitol are abuzz awaiting release of the Governor’s revised spending plan next week, known as the “May Revise.” It is known that revenue is running some $3 billion below expectations and deep cuts are expected in the revised  | Read More » |

SPLIT ROLL – CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP BILL DEAD

Published on May 15, 2012

This week, after a long run-up to an anticipated battle on Split Roll Property Tax, the bill dealing with the “Change of Ownership” issue, introduced by the author that proclaimed he was seeking to “nuke Prop 13,” AB 2014 (Ammiano; D-San Francisco),  | Read More » |

SB 1186 – ADA LAWSUIT REFORM PASSES FIRST COMMITTEE

Published on May 15, 2012

On a bipartisan 4-1 vote, the Senate Judiciary committee this week passed SB 1186, a bill jointly authored by Senator Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Senator Dutton (R-Inland Empire) which contains important reforms relating to disability access lawsuits. Although  | Read More » |