Nine of the measures on the California ballot this November, if approved, will have financial and policy impacts on local government revenues and operations in the following areas: property taxes, criminal justice reform, voting eligibility, rent control, affirmative action and the ‘gig’ economy.
COVID-19, Wildfires and Civil Unrest: How 2020 Impacted State Policy and What Locals Should Expect in 2021
In an instant the State went from a thriving economy to shuttered businesses, mandated lockdowns and a projected 54-billion-dollar state budget deficit. This brought upon an unprecedented legislative session with even the most seasoned political professionals working to navigate the unknown.
Dan Carrigg, former Deputy Executive Director and Legislative Director for the League of California Cities, has joined the Renne Public Policy Group as a Senior Policy Advisor.
Prior to adjourning for a truncated legislative summer recess, Members from both legislative houses have amended several pieces of legislation aimed at modifying law enforcement’s policies, procedures, and tactics.
Senate Bill 1173, authored by Senator Maria Durazo (D, Los Angeles) will likely saddle most public employers with costly fines and attorneys’ fees if enacted.
Please visit this live spreadsheet for a list of California Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Orders related to COVID-19.
Declaring a fiscal emergency, and implementing appropriate remedial measures, may be an unfortunate reality for some local agencies in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.
This morning President Trump tweeted that the SF Bay Area will receive over $700 million in federal funds to assist continued operations and support workers at SFO, Muni, and BART. Bay Area transit officials are unsure exactly of [...]
Governor Newsom’s May Budget Revision Comes up Short on Local Government Funding—Shifts Pressure to the Federal Government
On May 14, 2020, Governor Newsom presented his 2020-2021 Budget May Revision. The Governor opened by outlining the stark contrast between his optimistic January budget proposal which reflected record low unemployment, a thriving economy and projected surplus of 5.6 billion in revenue with the reality that we are faced with today.
On May 13th, RPLG Founding Partner Jon Holtzman and AdastraGov and GovInvest's Charlie Francis led a webinar titled COVID-19, Local Finances and Labor Negotiations: The New Normal.