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          SENATE THIRD READING
          SB 1006 (Pavley)
          As Amended  August 20, 2010
          Majority vote

           SENATE VOTE  :22-14  
           
           LOCAL GOVERNMENT    6-3         NATURAL RESOURCES   5-3         
           
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          |Ayes:|Caballero, Arambula,      |Ayes:|Chesbro, Brownley, De     |
          |     |Bradford, Coto,           |     |Leon, Hill,               |
          |     |Davis, Monning            |     | Skinner                  |
          |     |                          |     |                          |
          |-----+--------------------------+-----+--------------------------|
          |Nays:|Smyth, Knight, Logue      |Nays:|Gilmore, Knight, Logue    |
          |     |                          |     |                          |
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          APPROPRIATIONS      12-5                                        
           
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          |Ayes:|Fuentes, Bradford,        |     |                          |
          |     |Huffman, Coto, Davis, De  |     |                          |
          |     |Leon, Gatto, Hall,        |     |                          |
          |     |Skinner, Solorio,         |     |                          |
          |     |Torlakson, Torrico        |     |                          |
          |     |                          |     |                          |
          |-----+--------------------------+-----+--------------------------|
          |Nays:|Conway, Harkey, Miller,   |     |                          |
          |     |Nielsen, Norby            |     |                          |
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          SUMMARY  :  Expands the list of eligible applicants for urban  
          greening project and planning monies available from the  
          Strategic Growth Council (Council).  Specifically,  this bill  :

          1)Adds special districts and joint powers authorities to the  
            list of eligible applicants for urban greening projects and  
            plans.

          2)Specifies that an eligible joint powers authority must contain  
            at least one member that individually would qualify as an  
            eligible applicant for the financial assistance. 









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           EXISTING LAW  :

          1)Establishes the Council, requires the Council to take certain  
            actions with regard to coordinating specified programs of  
            member state agencies, and requires the Council to manage and  
            award grants and loans to support the planning and development  
            of sustainable communities.

          2)Directs the Council to do all of the following:

             a)   Identify and review activities and funding programs of  
               member state agencies that may be coordinated to improve  
               air and water quality, improve natural resource protection,  
               increase the availability of affordable housing, improve  
               transportation, meet the goals 
             of AB 32 (Nunez), Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006, encourage  
               sustainable land use planning, and revitalize urban and  
               community centers in a sustainable manner;

             b)   Review and comment on the state's five-year  
               infrastructure plan and Environmental Goals and Policy  
               Report;

             c)   Recommend policies and investment strategies to the  
               Governor, Legislature, and appropriate state agencies to  
               encourage the development of sustainable communities;

             d)   Provide, fund, and distribute data and information to  
               local governments and regional agencies that will assist in  
               developing and planning sustainable communities;

             e)   Manage and award grants and loans to support the  
               planning and development 
             of sustainable communities, pursuant to the provisions of  
               this bill, for which specified implementation actions may  
               be employed; and,

             f)   Provide, no later than July 1, 2010, and every year  
               thereafter, a report to the Legislature that shall include,  
               but not be limited to, a list of applicants for financial  
               assistance, identification of which applications were  
               approved, the amounts awarded for each approved  
               application, the remaining balance of available funds, a  
               report on the proposed or ongoing management of each funded  
               project, and any additional minimum requirements and  








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               priorities for a project or plan proposed in a grant or  
               loan application developed and adopted by the Council.

          3)Requires an applicant for financial assistance for a plan or  
            project pursuant to this bill to declare its intention to  
            follow a detailed budget and schedule.

          4)Requires a project or plan funded pursuant to this bill to be  
            consistent with the state's planning policies and reduce (as  
            permanently as is feasible) greenhouse gas emissions  
            consistent with AB 32.

          5)Directs the Council to manage and award financial assistance  
            to a city, county, or nonprofit organization for preparing,  
            planning, and implementing urban greening projects that  
            provide multiple benefits, as specified, and are not  
            mitigation actions required under existing law.

          6)Specifies that this financial assistance shall be funded by  
            the $90 million in Proposition 84 funds allocated for urban  
            greening projects.

          7)Allows up to 25% of the moneys allocated for urban greening by  
            Proposition 84 to be used 
          to award revolving loans or grants to a COG, countywide  
            authority, metropolitan planning organization, local  
            government, or nonprofit organization for the purpose of  
            creating urban greening plans.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :  According to the Assembly Appropriations  
          Committee, there is cost pressure of an unknown amount but  
          potentially in the millions of dollars resulting from expansion  
          of the types of entities that may receive financial assistance  
          from the Council.  (Proposition 84 bond funds)

           COMMENTS  :  Existing law allocates the $90 million Proposition 84  
          provides for urban greening projects.  It requires the Council  
          to develop and implement a grant program for urban greening  
          projects that provide multiple community benefits, and provides  
          that the multiple benefits include, but are not limited to, tree  
          canopy, urban forestry, local parks and open space, greening of  
          existing lands and structures, multi-objective storm water  
          projects, urban streams, various public gardens and orchards,  
          heat island mitigation and energy conservation efforts, and  
          non-motorized urban trails.  Existing law allows up to 25% of  








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          the moneys allocated for urban greening by Proposition 84 to be  
          used to award revolving loans or grants to a COG, countywide  
          authority, metropolitan planning organization, local government,  
          or nonprofit organization for the purpose of creating urban  
          greening plans.  SB 1006 adds joint powers authorities and  
          special districts to the list of eligible applicants for these  
          funding opportunities.
           
           Support Arguments:  Supporters believe that expanding the list  
          of eligible funding applicants for the urban greening projects  
          and plans is critical.
           
           Opposition Arguments:  Opposition might argue that expanding the  
          list of eligible funding applicants may lessen the pool of  
          funding available for agencies all ready eligible for funding.


           Analysis Prepared by  :    Katie Kolitsos / L. GOV. / (916)  
          319-3958


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