This Week in Government Affairs, July 23, 2018

In brief:

Local:

  • Fresno for Parks has submitted 35,000 signatures to the city clerk, which have been forwarded to the county clerk for verification. The initiative may be appearing on the November 2018 ballot.

State:

  • The legislature is on summer break and will be returning in two weeks to finish out the legislative year.

Federal:

  • No progress on trade, tariffs, or immigration.

Events:

  • Fresno Chamber PAC Casino Night. Saturday September 8th at Bankers Ballroom. Go to the Fresno Chamber website or call 495-4800 to get your tickets, the event will sell out!

This Week in Government Affairs, July 9, 2018

In Brief:

Local:

  • Fresno City Council District 3 Re-Count is underway.

State:

  • Legislature is on recess through August 6th, and will be done for the 2017-18 legislative session on August 31st.

Federal:

  • We are keeping a close eye on trade talks that have a potential to affect the business community.
  • We are also tracking the progress of any immigration legislation.

Events coming up:

  • State of the County
  • Fresno Chamber PAC Casino Night- details coming soon!

This Week in Government Affairs, June 25, 2018

In brief:

Local:

  • This Thursday the Fresno City Council will be voting to adopt Mayor Lee Brand’s $1.115 Billion annual budget.
  • The council will also be discussing a possible November ballot initiative. A ½ cent sales tax with half of the proceeds going to public safety and the other half to parks.

State:

  • “Gut and Ammend” time is here! We are keeping a close eye on last minute bills that are coming forward. Go to our website to see our tracking sheet and the issues we are following closely.

Federal:

  • The president signed an executive order relating to immigration enforcement. We are keeping a close eye on the issue and hoping to see a solution come about on DACA and comprehensive immigration reform.

Events coming up:

  • Women in Business Summit
  • 2018 Fresno Chamber PAC Casino Night- Friday August 24th at Bankers Ballroom, more information coming soon!

This Week in Government Affairs, June 18, 2018

In Brief:

Local:

  • Budget hearings have concluded and now the city council is weighing in on specific parts of Mayor Lee Brand’s $1.115 Billion Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget proposal.
  • Councilman Bredefeld is presenting an item relating to “At-Risk” development in the City of Fresno.
  • Council Presdient Soria will be presenting an item that codifies the City of Fresno’s new Campaign Contribution regulations.

State:

  • Governor Jerry Brown signed the state’s 2018-19 Budget.

Federal:

  • Immigration is once again a hot button issue, we hope to see action on DACA and comprehensive immigration reform.

Events:

  • PAC: Casino Night 2018- Friday August 24th at Bankers Ballroom, more details coming soon!

This week in Government Affairs, June 11, 2018

 

In Brief:

Local:

  • Budget hearings are happening at the City of Fresno as the City Council is briefed on the contents of Mayor Lee Brand’s $1.115 Billion 2018-2019 Fiscal Year budget.
  • At our GAC meeting this Wednesday at noon we will be hearing a presentation on the budget from Assistant City Manager and Budget Director Jane Sumpter.

State:

  • Go to our Fresno Chamber Website to see our most up to date tracking sheet and the issues that we are focusing on as the legislative session continues.

Events coming up:

  • Fresno Chamber PAC Casino Night: August 24th– Details coming soon!