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COASTAL COMMISSION BILLS LIMITING ACCESS OPPOSE

June 24, 2016

Next two weeks two bills that seek to limit access by project proponents to the Coastal Commission are up for hearing and strongly opposed by CBPA. Even if your company does not own property near the coast the precedent these bills will set will act as a chilling effect for public access to other regulatory agencies. The California Coastal Commission More »

BAN ON EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS

SB 1190 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) seeks to ban ex parte communications with Coastal Commission and staff. Prior to the early 1990s, the law was silent on ex parte communications at the Coastal Commission. The Coastal Act was then amended to explicitly allow commissioners to engage in ex parte communications as long as they disclose them and give written More »

“LOBBYIST” REGISTRATION BILL

AB 2002 (STONE; D-Santa Cruz) essentially requires anyone representing more than one client per year who earns $2,000.00 in a calendar month to communicate with Coastal Commissioners to conform to lobbyist registration requirements of the Political Reform Act. This bill is unnecessary and duplicative of strict lobbying disclosure and communication requirements More »

2030 GHG TARGET SCOPING PLAN CONCEPT PAPER

The 2030 Target Scoping Plan Concept Paper provides an additional opportunity for public and stakeholder engagement and input prior to release of the Draft AB 32/GHG Scoping Plan later this year. The intent of the paper is to inform an ongoing stakeholder process for how to most effectively achieve a 40 percent reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 as More »

SUSTAINABLE FREIGHT ACTION PLAN

On Monday, June 20, a joint meeting of the Assembly Transportation Committee and the Select Committee on Ports held a hearing to discuss on the draft California Sustainable Freight Action Plan. The plan is in response to Executive Order B-32-15 issue by Governor Brown in July 2015, which directs a myriad of state agencies to develop a plan to improve More »

$123 BILLION BUDGET PASSES LEGISLATURE

June 17, 2016

A state budget that adds money to both social programs and adds $2 billion more than required to the state’s “Rainy Day Fund” was passed by both houses of the Legislature in time to meet the constitutional deadline of June 15. The adopted budget includes more funding for child care programs, affordable housing and in-state enrollment for both More »

FLEXIBLE WORKWEEK BILL SET

CBPA joins with our friends at the California Chamber of Commerce to support a bill providing employers with the flexibility to accommodate employees’ needs that is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on June 22. SB 985 (Berryhill; R-Twain Harte), the 15th “job creator” bill identified this year, provides More »

COASTAL COMMISSION BILLS LIMITING ACCESS OPPOSE

SB 1190 (JACKSON) BAN ON EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS WITH COASTAL COMMISSION AND PROHIBITION ON COMMISSIONER INFLUENCE ON COMMISSION STAFF SET FOR HEARING – JUNE 27, 2016 OPPOSE – AS AMENDED JUNE 8, 2016 Over the next two weeks two bills that seek to limit access by project proponents to the Coastal Commission are up for hearing and strongly opposed More »

BAN ON EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS

SB 1190 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) seeks to ban ex parte communications with Coastal Commission and staff. Prior to the early 1990s, the law was silent on ex parte communications at the Coastal Commission. The Coastal Act was then amended to explicitly allow commissioners to engage in ex parte communications as long as they disclose them and give written More »

“LOBBYIST” REGISTRATION BILL

AB 2002 (STONE; D-Santa Cruz) essentially requires anyone representing more than one client per year who earns $2,000.00 in a calendar month to communicate with Coastal Commissioners to conform to lobbyist registration requirements of the Political Reform Act. This bill is unnecessary and duplicative of strict lobbying disclosure and communication requirements More »

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