SB 1383 is the most significant waste reduction mandate to be adopted in California in the last 30 years. SB 1383 requires the state to reduce organic waste [food waste, green waste, paper products, etc.] disposal by 75% by 2025. In other words, the state must reduce organic waste disposal by more than 20 million tons annually by 2025. The law also requires the state to increase edible food recovery by 20 percent by 2025.
Learn more about what your city’s responsibilities are and recommended ways to engage with residents on this topic with the below presentation prepared by Waste Management (Michael Balliet Consulting) and Public Affairs (Tripepi Smith) subject matter experts:
Local control is the top priority of the CA Mayor’s Coalition. We want everyone to know what city leaders are doing to make our voice heard in local land use policy. The vast majority of California cities oppose SB9, SB10 and AB1401, asserting they erode local control over development.
CA Mayors Coalition Members Bill Brand, Mayor of Redondo Beach, and Peggy Huang, Mayor of Yorba Linda, among other local leaders, are spearheading a bipartisan coalition regarding a voter initiative to keep zoning and development guidelines a municipal affair, called Our Neighborhood Voices. If you’d like to formally endorse the initiative, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On November 15, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The bill is a transformational piece of legislation that authorizes a total of $1.2 trillion in investments in our nation’s infrastructure through a combination of discretionary grants, formula grants, loans, and tax measures. Of the $1.2 trillion, approximately $550 billion is new funding, not previously authorized under existing laws. Learn more about the bill in Townsend Public Affairs’ Report containing a Topline Summary and List of Funding Opportunities from the act.
At our December 1, 2021 meeting, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma joined the CA Mayors call to share information on ScholarShare Program, CalKids and the press release for the elected officials module. All of the associated information can be found below.