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STATE

ASSEMBLY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 14 (Gonzalez)

Amends Article XI of the Constitution to require all contract workers who perform services with the University of California system be afforded them the same employment benefits as UC employees. (in Senate) LABC OPPOSES ACA 14

Senate Bill 13 (Wieckowski)

This bill removes restrictions, reduces permitting timelines, and cuts or reduces impact fees currently associated with building Accessory Dwelling Units. (in Assembly) LABC SUPPORTS SB 13

Senate Bill 14 (Glazer)

The Higher Education Facilities Bond Act of 2020 places a bond measure on the March 3, 2020 general election and would authorize the issuance of $8 billion in state general obligation bonds for UC and CSU capital expenditure programs. (in Assembly)

Senate Bill 534 (Bradford)

Encourages competitive business and governing board opportunities for all by extending the Insurance Supplier Diversity Survey, adding the Governing Board Diversity Survey, and codifying the Insurance Diversity Task Force. (in Assembly) LABC SUPPORTS SB 534

Senate Bill 736 (Umberg)

Establishes the Creative Economy Incentive Program through GO-Biz to provide financial support to cities, counties, or joint-power authorities to aid creative economy events. (in Assembly) LABC SUPPORTS SB 736

Assembly Bill 1100 (Kamlager-Dove)

Requires an electric vehicle parking space to be considered a standard parking space and electric van parking space as two standard parking spaces, complying with minimum parking standards. (in Senate policy committees) LABC SUPPORTS AB 1100

 

Assembly Bill 1197 (Santiago)

Until January 2025, this bill exempts projects from CEQA in the City of Los Angeles funded by bonds for supportive housing or by the Homeless Emergency Aid Program. (in Senate Appropriations) LABC SUPPORTS AB 1197

 

Assembly Bill 1424 (Berman)

Requires two types of payment for all public electric vehicle parking stations. (in Senate) LABC SUPPORTS AB 1424

city

Call to Expand Feed-in-Tariff Program

Local solar has proven to be a critical tool for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) and the City of Los Angeles to not only move toward a cleaner future, but to also drive investment and create jobs in some of the City’s most disadvantaged communities. The solar Feed-in Tariff Program (FiT) has proven this through generating approximately $500 million dollars in economic activity, displacing 2.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, and creating thousands of local jobs. Most importantly, 40% of all projects have been located in disadvantaged communities.

The market and local communities have proven that there is a high demand for Feed-in Tariff projects, which is why just a few weeks ago the FiT 150MW pilot reached full capacity with all 150MWs being either interconnected or applied for, creating a waitlist for future applicants.

It is now time for the City and LADWP to create a permanent and expanded program.

 

 CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION 

LA City Council Motion 19-0078 (Krekorian)

Small Business Feasibility Study: At the end of 2018, the LABC Institute released a feasibility study analyzing the potential for Los Angeles to develop a free, transparent, and universal regional procurement platform to help capture the economic benefits of major municipal projects, as well as incoming sports and entertainment events for local, small and disadvantaged businesses. In response, Councilmember Krekorian, Chair of the City’s Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive Job Creation Plan, introduced Council Motion 19-0078 to have the CLA report back to the Ad Hoc Committee with an analysis of the benefits of a regional procurement platform and a proposed legal framework to implement said platform with budgetary requirements.

CLICK HERE TO SEND A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR LA CITY COUNCIL MOTION 19-0078

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