On July 28, 2014, Public Advocates joined with a coalition of 20 other organizations to submit comments on the State Board of Education’s revised LCFF regulations aimed at ensuring transparency, accountability and meaningful student engagement.
Letter of 30 groups to MTC Commissioners asking for implementation of the Plan Bay Area amendment of Sup. David Campos, which promises that “promptly after adoption of the plan, MTC will work with the region's operators and other stakeholders to develop a plan … to expand the funding available to support future increases in transit service.
Letter reporting findings of Public Advocates’ analysis of the San Joaquin Council of Government’s engagement of low-income and minority participants in the public process for adopting its Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy under SB 375.
Over the last several months, the Governor, Senate, Assembly, Senators Steinberg and de León, and advocates have weighed in on how Cap-and-Trade auction revenues in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund should be allocated. On June 15th, the Legislature submitted its final budget. Summer legal intern Samantha Lee compares these proposals for both the 2014-15 budget and ongoing allocations.