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Report ID: 23-473   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 11/8/2023 Final action: 11/8/2023
Recommended Action: Consider receiving the Monthly Legislative Report. Staff Contact: Beverly Greene, Executive Director of External Affairs, Marketing & Communications
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att. 1 - Federal Update, 3. Att. 2 - State Update, 4. Att. 3 - State Matrix of Board Adopted Items, 5. Att. 4 - 2023 Federal Advocacy Program, 6. Att. 5 - 2023 State Advocacy Program, 7. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager/Chief Executive Officer
SUBJECT: Monthly Legislative Report

BRIEFING ITEM
AGENDA PLANNING REQUEST: ?

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

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Consider receiving the Monthly Legislative Report.

Staff Contact:
Beverly Greene, Executive Director of External Affairs, Marketing & Communications
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STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - Strong Public and Policymaker Support
Initiative - Financial Efficiency and Revenue Maximization

The Monthly Legislative Report helps the District track state, regional and federal legislation to ensure alignment with the District's Strategic Plan and the specific goal of having strong public and policymaker support. Policy decisions at all levels of government can positively or negatively affect District operations and revenues and as such, are important to track and influence as needed.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no budgetary or fiscal impact associated with this report.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

Federal Update
In late September, Congress passed, and President Biden signed, a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that funds the federal government through November 17, thereby avoiding a government shutdown. The CR maintains the previously appropriated year's level of funding for federal programs for 45 days, giving lawmakers more time to reach an agreement on next year's spending bills. Doing so is complicated, however, by the fact that the House has yet to appoint a new Speaker after Republicans ousted Kevin McCarthy from his post. At the time this report was submitted the House had yet to elect a new speaker. Until a new speaker is chosen, the House is unable to conduct votes on legislation, including next year's spending bills.

Governor Newsom appointed Ms. Laphonza Butler to fill Senator Diane Feinstein's seat following her death on September 29. Butler most recently served as president of EMILYs List, an organization that works to elect Democrati...

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