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Labor unions have been working on resurrecting a controversial bill in an eleventh hour maneuver in Sacramento over the weekend.
Assembly Bill 155 (Mendoza) would authorize the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC) as a filter for municipalities to go through before filing for bankruptcy, originally created to provide information and technical assistance about debt issuance to public agencies and other public finance professionals.
AB 155 essentially died when Tony Mendoza capitulated in a Senate Local Government Committee hearing and refused to take his bill up for a vote because it didn’t have the support to pass, and now its back with a vengeance disguised in a completely different bill.
The town halls are all the rage nowadays, now that people are bringing weapons to them and healthcare is assumed to be synonymous with Socialism.
I remember the days when the Iraq war was still important and you couldn’t drag or pay the community to these things in any significant numbers, and there was always a seat. A friend of mine you know as DF on some of them bloggin’ sites people are reading nowadays for their crazy ideas, and I went to the recent Dan Lungren Town Hall in Citrus Heights with the intention of getting into a fake fight about Socialism and platitude.
Today the Senate Local Government Committee will be hearing AB 715 (Cabellero) which would allow cities to post adopted ordinances on their official city websites in lieu of adjudicated newspapers.
According to the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA) it would “kill the required publication in newspapers…key public notices”. But when AB 715 went to the assembly floor on May 14, 2009 it didn’t receive a single vote against it.
Existing law requires city clerks to publish an ordinance within 15 days after it has been adopted, with the names of the city council who voted for and against the bill. Or the city should it decide to, can just publish a summary of the ordinance.
By Justin Smith
The California Assembly recently approved AB 155 (Mendoza), a bill that prohibits cities and counties from filing bankruptcy without state approval and is headed to the Senate. The bill requires local governments and counties to get approval from the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC) before filing for bankruptcy.
The California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission consists of the State Treasurer, the Governor or the Director of Finance, the State Controller, two local government finance officials, two Assembly Members, and two Senators.
By Justin Smith
I was first alerted to Silva Harotonian’s disaster when a friend of mine sent me an email early in the year about an IREX employee who had been arrested while working in Iran. Silva was arrested for inciting a ‘soft revolution’ in an attempt to overthrow the Iranian government.
My first thought was wow one woman, charged with a soft revolution in Iran, one could only be so honored to be of such importance, such intellectual merit, and influence to be arrested under such terms. But revolution shouldn’t have been the case they gave her, and this charge is nothing but a bunch of meadow muffins as to why she was really arrested.