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File #: 19-1741    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 11/27/2019 In control: County Administrative Office
On agenda: 12/10/2019 Final action: 12/10/2019
Title: Adoption of the 2020 State and Federal Legislative Platforms
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. 2020 Legislative Platform. - FINALdoc.pdf

To: Board of Supervisors

From: County Administrative Office

Agenda Section: Departmental

SUBJECT:
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Adoption of the 2020 State and Federal Legislative Platforms
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Provide input and direction to staff as desired regarding the proposed state and federal legislative platforms for 2020;
2. Provide input and direction to staff as desired on federal policy issues to receive priority federal advocacy services;
3. Provide input and direction to staff as desired on state issues to receive priority state advocacy services;
4. Adopt the proposed state and federal legislative platforms, incorporating any changes desired by the Board, as the final platforms for 2020;
5. Direct the County Administrative Officer to submit the final version of the state legislative platform to Governor Gavin Newsom, Assembly Member Jim Wood, State Senator Mike McGuire, California State Association of Counties, Rural County Representatives of California and Shaw/Yoder/Antwih/Schmelzer/Lange;
6. Direct the County Administrative Officer to submit the final version of the federal legislative platform to U.S. Representative Jared Huffman, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, National Association of Counties and Paragon Government Relations; and
7. Authorize and direct the County Administrative Officer to advocate as needed to support the county's legislative platform, and resolutions adopted by the Board, during 2020.

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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
All county funds

DISCUSSION:
Each year, Humboldt County departments review and recommend state and federal legislation that would improve and enhance county financing, operation, and efficiency in service delivery. The county contracts with Shaw/Yoder/Antwih/Schmelzer/Lange. (SYASL) to provide state legislative advocacy on behalf of the county and to advise departments on legislative proposals. On Sept. 17, Paul Yoder and Karen Lange of SYASL spoke to yo...

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