CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 25
by CalWatchdog Staff | May 25, 2016 9:20 am
- Bipartisan coalition urging vote on civil asset forfeiture bill
- San Diego Mayor Faulconer won’t run for governor
- SF supes vote to amend sanctuary city policy
- Deal reached in Cal State faculty dispute
- Assemblyman supports ethics measure prompted by his uncle
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Proponents of a measure to close a loophole that allows local law enforcement agencies to seize citizens’ property without a criminal conviction or even an arrest — a practice dubbed “policing for profit” — are moving behind the scenes to shore up support for the bill that died last September after a last-minute flurry of opposition from law enforcement.
The high-profile coalition of supporters — which spans the partisan divide with powerful advocacy groups and influential members of both parties — is aiming for a vote in the Assembly next week to block law enforcement from circumventing strict state law by partnering with the federal government in a program called “equitable sharing.”
On the right, Republican consultant Mike Madrid and Shawn Steel, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, are urging Republican support while California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton is working with Democrats.
CalWatchdog has more.
In other news:
- Kevin Faulconer, the Republican mayor of San Diego, says he will not run for governor in 2018 if re-elected in November as mayor, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Faulconer was widely seen as Republicans’ best potential candidate for governor.
- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a measure on Tuesday that amends its sanctuary city policy, giving local law enforcement greater discretion to notify immigration officials of an undocumented felon’s release from custody, according to SF Gate.
- “The Cal State Board of Trustees approved a plan Tuesday to raise faculty salaries by 10.5% over three years, capping a long-running dispute over pay that threatened to wreak havoc on the nation’s largest public university system,” writes the Los Angeles Times.
- “Assemblyman Ian Calderon, D-Whittier, has spent $41,500 in political funds to support Proposition 50, an anti-corruption measure put on the ballot in response to issues raised when his uncle, former Sen. Ronald Calderon, was indicted in a bribery case,” writes the Los Angeles Times.
- Full slate of hearings, including packed appropriations meeting.
- Several joint hearings, including one on a ballot initiative to redirect bag fees away from grocers.
- No public events scheduled.
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- a measure to close a loophole: https://calwatchdog.com/2016/04/11/bill-blocking-law-enforcement-seizing-property-without-convictions-makes-return/
- CalWatchdog: http://calwatchdog.com/2016/05/25/bipartisan-coalition-building-support-policing-profit/
- San Diego Union-Tribune: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/may/24/faulconer-no-run-for-governor/
- SF Gate.: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-supervisors-OK-compromise-sanctuary-city-7943757.php
- wreak havoc: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-cal-state-strike-20160408-story.html
- Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-cal-state-trustees-salary-vote-20160523-snap-story.html
- Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-essential-politics-prop-50-california-ballot-htmlstory.html
- Full slate: http://assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents
- joint hearings: http://senate.ca.gov/calendar
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