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.
Governor Newsom announced a new executive order on Friday, May 8th. The executive order addresses the November 3, 2020 General Election. The order requires that each county’s elections officials send vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election [...]
Governor Newsom issued two new executive orders last week, the first of which allows for marriage licenses to be issued by county clerks via videoconference. The second executive order temporarily changes the protocol for verifying need for certain welfare [...]
Governor Newsom announced the launch of a new portal to help parents, including essential workers and vulnerable families, find safe and reliable access to childcare options. The new portal is available at ca.gov/childcare and enables parents to enter their [...]