April 11, 2012
Mayor’s Office (Chair) – Jason Elliott (Renee Willette)
Supervisor Chiu – Judson True
Supervisor Elsbernd – Alex Volberding
City Attorney’s Office – MaryJane Winslow
Treasurer’s Office – Greg Kato
Assessor’s Office – Angela D’Anna
Controller’s Office – Michelle Allserma (Drew Murrell)
a. AB 2259 (Ammiano) – Infrastructure Financing Districts – Amending AB 664 Recommended position: Sponsor
Would amend AB 664 that expanded the powers of the Port of San Francisco to authorizing financing plans for special waterfront districts. This proposal was previously approved as future legislation by the SLC on 3-14-12.
b. AB 2469 (Ammiano) Affordable housing - Recommended position: Sponsor
Would free Seawall Lot 322-1 from trust use restrictions, authorize affordable housing at the site and permit the City to lease the site below market. This proposal was previously approved as future legislation by the SLC on 3-14-12.
c. AB 2109 (Pan) Immunization release - Recommended position: Support
Would require that parents, guardians, or emancipated minors seeking a Personal Belief Exemption from school- or day care-based immunization requirements obtain a CDPH-approved form signed by themselves and a licensed health care provider acknowledging that they have been informed by the provider of the benefits and risks of immunization and the risks associated with communicable diseases.
d. AB 2096 (Perez) Hospital reimbursements - Recommended position: Oppose
Would expand the hospitals eligible for reimbursement through the Medicaid 1115 Waiver Safety Net Care Pool fund from the current 21 designated public hospitals to also include the 44 non-designated public (district) hospitals.
e. AB 973 (Vargas) CEQA exemptions for special events - Recommended position: Support
Would narrowly amend CEQA to exempt special events and park use permits from requiring environmental review and help to preserve CEQA’s original intent.
f. AB 2231 (Padilla) Sidewalk repairs - Recommended position: Oppose
Would change current law by making cities and counties responsible for the repair of any sidewalks they "own" or that have been damaged by any plant or tree. The bill also would make cities and counties liable for any injury resulting from the failure to repair.
DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION
g. AB 1627 (Dickinson) Building standards - Recommended position: Oppose
Would prohibit a local building department from issuing a building permit for a residential or nonresidential building unless the department confirms that the building plan complies with specific environmental standards.
MAYOR’S OFFICE OF HOUSING
h. SB 1220 (Lowenthal) Affordable housing - Recommended position: Support
Would enact the Housing Opportunity Trust Fund Act of 2012. The bill would make several legislative findings and declarations relating to the need for establishing permanent, ongoing sources of funding dedicated to affordable housing development.
DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE PROBATION
i. AB 1709 (Mitchell) Juveniles: jury trails - Recommended position: Oppose
Would provide require that a youth who is 16 years of age or older at the time of the commission of an offense that could be used as a future felony conviction under the Three Strikes law is be entitled to a jury trial in the juvenile court.
j. AB 1401 (Lieu) Workforce investment - Recommended position: Support
Would provide that the CA Workforce Investment Board is responsible for aligning education and workforce investment systems with the needs of the 21st century workforce.
k. SB 1545 (DeSaulnier) MTC Headquarters - Recommended position: Oppose
Would prohibit public money from being used on the development of an office building at 390 Main Street, San Francisco, until after the State Auditor has completed a specified audit relating to the move of the headquarters of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
Documents that may have been provided to members of the State Legislation Committee in connection with the items on the agenda include proposed state legislation, consultant reports, correspondence and reports from City departments, and public correspondence. These may be inspected by contacting Renee Willette, Deputy Director of Legislative & Government Affairs, Mayor’s Office at: (415) 554-6971.