Approved a letter of opposition to AB 2493, which would allow for the retroactive adjustment of retirement benefits relating to disallowed compensation. AB 2493 undermines the Alameda Court Decision which may facilitate pension spiking and punish counties to the tune of tens of millions of dollars.
Approved a letter of opposition to SB 1127, which would have significant adverse impacts on the county’s capacity to administer an equitable and efficient workers’ compensation system.
Approved a letter of support for the SR 99 Tulare Six-lane and Paige Avenue Interchange Improvement Project. The SR 99 Tulare City Project is another step in completing the multi-modal corridor thereby eliminating key bottlenecks, increasing safety, reducing congestion, increasing connectivity, improving travel-time reliability of time sensitive goods.
Approved a letter of support for Senator Hurtado's $300 million budget request to repair the Friant-Kern Canal. The canal has sunk over 13 ft. in Tulare County, reducing its delivery capacity by roughly 60%. As the drought rages on it's important that all water traveling through the canal reach its destination.
Approved a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board urging them to invest in water infrastructure in Tooleville. A new well in the community is the most sensible, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective solution to ensuring water security for this under-served community.
Approved a letter of support for AB 1899, which would broaden penalties for fraudsters who impersonate a peace officer, firefighter, employee of a utility, local or state government agency, and search and rescue teams. It's important to modernize California law to reflect and tackle the evolving tactics of fraudsters.
Approved a letter of support for Minority Leader McCarthy and Congresswoman Conway's proposed amendment to H.R. 5118, which would create grant funding opportunities to fully fund water projects in our small, unincorporated communities. We must address Tulare County's water supply challenges, now.
Approved a letter of opposition to AB 1951 by Senator Grayson, which would reduce the sales tax revenue for every city and county in California resulting in the loss of services while offering no direct benefit to taxpayers.
Approved a letter of opposition to SB 443 by Senator Hertzberg, which fragments cohesive county-wide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems. SB 443 will leave some rural communities with limited paramedic ambulance services.
Co-signed a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom encouraging him to expand domestic oil production. Divestment in domestic fossil fuels is crippling our agriculture, transportation, and construction sectors. The average price of gasoline in California is $6.32.
Approved a letter of support for H.R.8168 the "Save our Sequoias Act," which would bolster fire prevention and mitigation efforts in our world-renowned Giant Sequoia Groves. Tulare County is home to the vast majority of the 37,000 acres of Giant Sequoias available in the world!
Approved a letter of support for SB 1484, which creates a $2,400 tax credit for employers who hire current/former foster youth. Incentivizing foster youth employment helps to break the cycle of poverty, homelessness, and dependency on public benefits and services.
Approved a letter of opposition to AB 2201, which would limit the County's authority to approve groundwater well permits. AB 2201 creates a one-size-fits-all approach to our unique water needs here in Tulare County.
Approved a letter of opposition to SB 1338, which would impose a substantial unfunded mandate on the County. While the author's intent is laudable, SB 1338's price tag will jeopardize existing health & human/legal services for vulnerable recipients, including children and youth.
Approved a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting an immediate suspension of the California gas tax. Today marks 100 days of inaction by the State for gas price relief. The average price of gas in California is now $6.43 a gallon.
Approved a letter of opposition to AB 262 by Senator Hertzberg. If passed, AB 262 will most certainly increase pretrial crime in California and threaten public safety.
Approved a letter of Opposition to SB 861 by Senator Pan. SB 871 would remove the personal belief exemption, and therefore denies the rights of parents to make COVID-19 vaccination decisions for their children.
Approved a letter of Opposition to SB 866 by Senator Weiner. SB 866 would have allowed minors, 15 years of age or older, to consent to a vaccine. Your Tulare County Board of Supervisors stands with the parents right to decide what is best for their children with regards to medical decisions.