Legislative Advocacy Achievements

This table provides a brief overview of our legislative advocacy achievements in both California and Washington, DC, demonstrating our policy expertise in each of the identified practice areas.

POLICY SECTOR
Issue
Description
Local Governance

Local Control and Finance

  • Public Facilities and Finance
  • Public Employee Programs
  • Assessment Programs
  • Infrastructure Financing Opportunities

Public Employee Benefits

  • PEPRA Compliance
  • JPA Benefits
  • Medical Benefits Vesting

Cannabis

  • Drafting Local and State Cannabis Regulations
  • Local Control
Transportation

Local Streets and Roads

  • State Highway Relinquishments
  • Local Venue Signage on State Highways

State Highway System

  • State Bond Funding for Highway Projects
  • Expansion of Toll Lanes/Toll Roads
Housing and Economic Development

Affordable Housing

  • Developing Funding for Affordable Housing
  • Expanding Affordable Housing Eligibility

Economic Development

  • Capital Investment Incentive Program Expansion
  • Enterprise Zone Program Regulations
  • Military Base Re-Use Land Planning

Redevelopment

  • Agency Dissolution Process
  • Developing Post-RDA Funding Sources
  • State Liability Reduction
Water and Sanitation

Water Quality

  • Drinking Water Public Health Regulations
  • Groundwater Pollution Liability
  • Groundwater Management Plans
  • Direct/Indirect Potable Reuse

Water Infrastructure

  • State Bond Funding for Water Projects
  • Local Reliability Projects
  • Water Conservation Programs

Sanitation Infrastructure

  • Integrated Regional Watershed Projects
  • Advanced Water Treatment Facilities
Education

Community College Districts

  • Veterans Resources
  • Alternative Energy Job Training
  • ADA Reform

K-12 School Districts

  • K-12 Safety Planning Programs
  • Joint Use Projects with Civic Agencies

School Facilities

  • Charter School Facilities Funding
  • Community College Facilities Funding
  • K-12 School District Facilities Funding
Recreation and Natural Resources

Park Facilities

  • Joint-Use Projects with School Districts
  • State Bond Funding for Local Park Projects (Propositions 1, 68, and 84)

Greenhouse Gas Reduction

  • TOD Housing to Support Cap and Trade Objectives
  • Increase Transit Accessibility for Active Transportation
Public Safety

Public Health

  • Air Pollution Reduction Methods
  • Treatment of the Remains of the Deceased
  • Veterans Resources

Crime Reduction

  • Sex Trafficking Control
  • Gun Control

Local Law Enforcement

  • Regional Public Safety Task Force Initiatives
  • Increasing Local Police Presence/COPS
  • Police Body Cameras
Cultural and Historical Resources

Cultural Facilities

  • CA Cultural and Historical Endowment
  • CA Nature Education Facilities Program

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