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Legislative District Staff Briefing

July 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

The SBCCOG would like to invite you to a Breakfast and Briefing with Legislative District Staff! 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

8:00 am – 9:30 am

South Bay Environmental Services Center Theater

20285 S. Western Avenue, 1st Floor, Torrance, CA 90501  


  • Legislators, if they are in town!
  • District Staff for our State and Federal legislators
  • Mayors and City Council members in the South Bay
  • City Managers 


Anyone in your local office who works with our cities, wants to know more about our programs or wants to network. 

Please RSVP to Natalie Champion at [email protected].  For further information, contact Jacki Bacharach at [email protected].  




8:15 am    Flag Salute, Call to Order, Introductions – SBCCOG Chair Britt Huff


8:20 am        SBCCOG Program Update – Steve Lantz                      


8:30 am         City Issues Identified for Discussion & Dialogue 


Questions from Inglewood Councilman Ralph Franklin: 

State Legislators: Recently the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of overturning the outdated standard set in of the 1992 Quill decision that prevented states from collecting sales tax for online purchases. The Court decision in South Dakota vs. Wayfair signaled that the justices recognized the need to bring the law into the 21st Century.  We need our State Legislators to visit the ruling and create bills that will have a level playing field between brick and mortar retailers and online only sellers. The Cities welcome to be included in the revenue sharing. Can we can on you?

Federal Legislators: In the State of California affordable housing crisis continues to soar.  According to the 2017 Census count conducted by US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), homelessness has surged statewide with nearly 135,000 homeless people in the Golden State.  California is home to 21 of the 30 most expensive rental markets in the country and continues to fall short of the housing stock needed to meet the demand of low-income households.  With state’s 2.2 million extremely low-income and very low-income renter households compete for 664,000 affordable rental units.  We need your help in passing legislation for the State of California to receive more federal dollars to address the affordable housing short fall and get the families and veterans out of homelessness. We need your support and can we count on you?


8:40 am         State Offices 

State Senator Steven Bradford – confirmed

Confirmed – Representatives from:

  •     State Senator Ben Allen  
  •     Assembly member Autumn Burke 
  •     Assembly member Patrick O’Donnell 
  •     Assembly member Al Muratsuchi 

• Thoughts on the coming legislative year 

• Priorities for our legislators, for our cities

• What are you hearing in the district


8:55 am         Federal Offices 

 Confirmed – Representatives from:

  • U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • U.S. Senator Kamala Harris 
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters
  • Congresswoman Nanette Barragán
  • Congressman Ted Lieu

• Outlook for the future and the new Congress

• Priorities for our legislators, for our cities

• What are you hearing in the district


9:20 am        County Update


9:25 am        League of Cities Update


9:30 am        Discussion and Public Comment


9:45 am Adjourn to Thursday, October 11, 2018


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