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 | LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION
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*Legislative Positions Letters October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013 *Prop 41 & Prop 42  
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CITY COUNCIL AD HOC STATE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

As mentioned last week on May 12, 2014, the City Council Ad Hoc State Legislative Advocacy Committee met to consider and take action on Proposition 41 and 42 that will be considered on the June 2014 primary election.  The committee is comprised of Mayor Frank Scotto, and councilman Barnett and councilman Sutherland as members. The committee reviewed the background materials on the two propositions and discussed the issues with staff. The committee voted to take no position on proposition 41 and oppose proposition 42.


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PROP 41 IS THE VETERANS HOUSING AND HOMELESS PREVENTION BOND ACT OF 2014.

The committee could not take a position because the proposition does not meet the city's established criteria


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THE SECOND WAS PROP 42 THE PUBLIC RECORDS. OPEN MEETINGS. STATE REIMBURSEMENT TO LOCAL AGENCIES. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

The committee opposes this proposition because it would allow the state to impose mandates upon local governments without bearing the financial responsibility for the costs.More information on both propositions has been attached with tonight's item.


CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 13, 2014

On Monday, May 12, 2014, the City Council Ad Hoc State Legislative Advocacy Committee met to consider and take action on the 2 propositions that will be considered on the June 2014 primary election. Committee is comprised of Mayor Frank Scotto as chair, and Councilman Barnett and Councilman Sutherland as members.The committee reviewed the background materials on the two propositions and discussed the issues with staff. The committee voted to concur with staff's recommendation. The 2 propositions considered by the committee are:

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PROP 41 - VETERANS HOUSING AND HOMELESS PREVENTION BOND

Which authorizes $600 million in general obligation bonds for affordable multifamily supportive housing to relieve homelessness, affordable transitional housing, affordable rental housing, or related facilities for veterans and their families. Prop 41 also, provides funding for programs to address homeless veterans and those at risk of becoming homeless, and annual evaluations of the effectiveness of housing programs funded by the bonds.The committee voted to concur with staff's recommendation to not take a position on this proposition because it does not meet the city's established criteria.


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PROP 42 - PUBLIC RECORDS. OPEN MEETINGS. STATE REIMBURSEMENT TO LOCAL AGENCIES. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

The proposition requires local government agencies, including cities, counties and school districts, to comply with specified state laws providing for public access to meetings of local government bodies, and records of government officials.  It additionally eliminates requirement that the state reimburses local government agencies for compliance with these specified laws.The committee voted to concur with staff's recommendation to oppose the proposition because it would allow the state to impose mandates upon local governments without bearing the financial responsibility for the costs.  This is a bad precedent for local government. An item will br brought before Council on May 20, 2014 to consider these propostions on the June 3, 2014 statewide ballot measures.