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The City of Roseville Government Relations staff works collaboratively with the City’s internal and external partners to advance the City’s interests with federal, state, regional, and local government entities through advocacy, coalition-building, and public education. The effort supports legislative advocacy consistent with the City Council’s adopted priorities and legislative platform. 2013 Legislative Platform Recent News Stories:
2014 Legislative Platform
City of Roseville gets more involved in legislative process - Roseville Press Tribune
Mayor: Roseville can’t stand on sideline of Bay Delta Conservation Plan - Roseville Press Tribune
Current Essential Issues:
Public comment period for proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan extended
Lead state and federal agencies extended the public comment period for the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and the Draft Environmental Impact Review/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) by 60 days. The review period now totals 180 days stretching from Dec. 13, 2013 to June 13, 2014.
State Legislative Topics:
Governor's Environmental Goals and Policy Report Workshops
The Governor's Office of Planning and Research has announced public workshops to discuss the Governor's Environmental Goals and Policy Report (EGPR).
Energy Topics & Issues:
6th Cap & Trade Auction Complete
According to the State Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO), between November 2012 and November 2013, the five previous Cap & Trade auctions generated a total of about $532 million in State revenue.
Federal Legislative Topics:
Tax Reform Discussion Draft Released
On Feb. 26th, the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released a discussion draft aimed at creating a simplier and fairer tax code for small business. The goal of Camp's latest draft is to spur greater job creation and higher wages for American workers by reducing the burden the tax code imposes on small business.
State Summary of Priority Legislation
The final count of bills on the City's list of priority legislation that were forwarded to the Governor for his consideration was 53 bills. The government relations team, the City’s state lobbyist and coalition partners worked to advocate on an assortment of these bills until the final week of the legislative session.
Public Safety Topics:
Local Shops Protect Vehicles from Scrap Metal Thieves
Those individuals driving a truck or an SUV should take notice: thieves have targeted catalytic converters on these vehicles for scrap metal cash.
Water Topics & Issues:
Senate and House of Representatives convene Conference Committee on Water Resources Development Act
The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) has been a longstanding federal funding authorization bill used to fund waterway, water resources, flood and port infrastructure improvements across the nation.
Fighting to protect Roseville’s water supply requires your help - Editorial by Mayor Susan Rohan
Mark Wolinski, Government Relations Administrator
Public Affiars & Communications
Sean Bigley, Government Relations Analyst
Public Affairs & Communications
L & P Committee - Purpose and Procedures (PDF)
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Law and Regulation Committee Meetings:
October 23, 2013
September 11, 2013
August 14, 2013
June 26, 2013
May 29, 2013
April 10, 2013