Purpose

To establish city priorities that allow city staff the flexibility to track proposed legislation and pursue opportunities that support the well-being of the city and its residents, and to oppose proposed actions that are in opposition to the vision of the city.  Staff can identify and inform council of local, state and federal action that could provide opportunities to realize goals, or that may create hardship for the city.  The priorities listed below provide the focused parameters that staff will follow when tracking legislation or other potential council or city action. 

Priorities

The primary priority areas include:  

  • Protect funding for vital community services

  • Protect local control

  • Promote affordable housing 

  • Support environmentally sustainable cities 

  • Expand infrastructure investment 

  • Support Public Safety

  • Support Public Health

  • Enhance the health of the coast

  • Promote a just and equitable society


More specific City interests include:

PROTECT FUNDING FOR VITAL COMMUNITY SERVICES 

  • Support reimbursement to cities for all State and federal mandates 

  • Support enhanced local government revenue resources 

  • Oppose State budget cuts targeting critical local programs and services 

  • Support enhanced Community Development Block Grant and other federal funding 

  • Support affordable housing opportunities

  • Support funding for homeless services, outreach, prevention, and assistance

PROTECT LOCAL CONTROL

  • Support legislation that provides opportunites to support efforts of compliance with state housing laws 

  • Support legislation that would provide or expand the ability of a local authority to impose and collect fees

PROMOTE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

  • Support legislation providing funding to build or support affordable housing projects 

  • Oppose legislation that promotes housing construction not containing an affordable component

  • Support legislation providing gap finance funding for low-income housing support

  • Support programs for homeless assistance and prevention

SUPPORT ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE CITIES 

  • Support all efforts to reverse the climate changing effects caused by human activity, including in the transportation, energy and waste management sectors

  • Support legislation protecting existing water supply and facilitating development of future water sources in Southern California

  • Support legislation providing funding for the acquisition and restoration of wildlife habitats

  • Support legislation that incentivizes carbon sequestration 

  • Support legislation that expands, promotes and/or incentivizes water conservation practices and programs 

  • Support legislation that facilitates and/or promotes the expanded use of local water resources including recycled water, graywater and rainwater harvesting

  • Support legislation that promotes the development of potable water reuse

  • Support incentives for utilizing renewable energy resources 

  • Support state-wide plastic bag ban legislation

  • Support state-wide expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) ban

  • Support legislation supporting Community Choice Energy (CCE), and oppose legislation seeking to hinder CCE        

EXPAND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

  • Support equitable long-range, statewide infrastructure investment 

  • Support state/federal facilitation of timely construction of local transportation projects 

  • Oppose the use of gasoline sales tax revenues for other than state and local transportation purposes 

  • Support local rail infrastructure investment

  • Support opportunities of state funding/cost sharing opportunities for state beaches in Encinitas, including Beacon’s Beach

  • Support active transportation investment

PROMOTE PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Support funding bills for local law enforcement equipment, services, or personnel. 

  • Support funding bills for local emergency operations including equipment, services, and personnel 

  • Oppose bills that restrict local control of law enforcement

  • Oppose bills that relax gun control or gun violence restrictions

  • Support bills that restrict access to firearms and ammunition

PROMOTE PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Support legislation that ensures local discretion in the adoption and implementation of health and safety standards contained in the building and fire codes 

  • Support legislation protecting public health 

  • Support funding of programs and activities that support public health 

COASTAL PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT

  • Support legislation providing funding and other means for beach replenishment

  • Support funding mechanisms to provide funding for any additionally mandated storm water pollution prevention measures

  • Support ecosystem enhancing legislation

  • Support regional and state-wide sea level rise initiatives

  • Oppose oil drilling, offshore and on land

PROMOTE A JUST AND EQUITABLE SOCIETY

  • Support legislation and efforts that remove barriers to the full enjoyment of society by all people

  • Support funding and programs for support of the LGBT community to enhance participation in society

  • Support legislation that promotes and advances gender equity

  • Support efforts to reduce violence in residents’ lives and to promote full electoral participation

CURRENT COUNCIL LEGISLATIVE POSITIONS 2020

Bill #

Author

Title/Subject

Text

Status

Positions

AB 2062

Boerner Horvath

San Diego Association of Governments: LOSSAN Rail Corridor: study.

Text

Status

Support 3/16/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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