Hot Topics! There’s a bunch…
Special presentation on dead bills from Chris Marsh, District Director, Senator Bates;
- SB1140, died in committee but will be reconsidered…
- SB1141, died in committee but will be reconsidered. The bill intended to create a pilot program that would allow for local control of roads / highways, basically disband CALTRANS.
- SB1142, ADA reform bill that died would have assisted small business in defending themselves against predatory litigation, but fortunately, there is still movement to support businesses with predatory ADA litigation (example: SB269, AB54).
- SB1248, died in committee but will be reconsidered. Would require CEQA litigators to be more transparent.
- SB1251, died in committee but will be reconsidered. California Financial Transparency Act
What’s happening in Washington?
…Federal government loop hole has allowed local law enforcement agencies to go after personal property of individuals; Congressman Issa is working to close the Federal loophole
…Crisis in Puerto Rico, Congressman Issa believes the best way to protect American taxpayers is to create conservatorship relationship with Puerto Rico
…Congressman Issa is putting on the pressure with the DOE to meet with So Cal regarding the future of nuclear storage…
What’s happening in the State?
…SB1323 is a key piece of legislation from Senator Bates that is moving through the legislative process with support to allow for criminal penalties to be associated with Fentanyl
…May is National Military Appreciation Month
…Assemblymember Chavez won the National Crime Fighter Award
…AB2723 is moving through the legislature and will help children who have been subjected to Human Trafficking
…AB1732 single user toilet facilities bill is receiving a ton of attention form the community
What’s happening in Oceanside?
… Council just added another ambulance to service out of Fire Station #3
…watch KOCT on 5/5 at 6pm for the County Supervisor candidate debate
…May 20 @ 9am @ Mira Costa College small business seminar and resource expo
…SONGS meetings WILL take place in Oceanside, if you want to weigh in check in with Councilman Jerry Kern
…next Friday 5/13 at noon at the community room at City Hall library, Councilmember Kern is hosting a meeting with sport fisherman to discuss issues at the pier
What’s happening at the County?
…new Veterans resource guides available at chamber!
What’s happening at Mainstreet?
…partnered with Interfaith and the library to coordinate a job fair on May 18th 10am – 2pm
What’s happening in the chamber?
…Operation Appreciation May 21st @ 10am, volunteers needed to help feed 5,000 military and their families
…Oceanside Heroes is June 8th@ 6pm, will recognize heroes of Oceanside