A.M. Splash: Ed Lee to Veto SF Health Care Funds Bill; Oakland Delays Action on Gang Injunctions, Curfews; Vandals Set Loose 40,000 Baby Salmon
- Ed Lee to veto S.F. health care funds measure (SF Chronicle)
Mayor Ed Lee is set to issue his first veto since taking office in January. The expected showdown comes after a split Board of Supervisors gave preliminary approval Tuesday to legislation that backers say will strengthen San Francisco’s groundbreaking law that requires employers to provide some funding for their workers’ health care expenses.
- Oakland delays action on new gang injunctions, youth curfews (Oakland Tribune)
A trio of policing ideas rushed to the City Council Tuesday night in the name of swiftly tackling Oakland’s horrific violence problem were instead given six hours of public discussion and then delayed. The proposals for a renewed anti-loitering ordinance, a school-hours and nighttime youth curfew and an expansion of gang injunction efforts into West and deep East Oakland were brought to the council by members Ignacio De La Fuente (Glenview-Fruitvale) and Larry Reid (Elmhurst-East Oakland).
- Jerry Brown vetoes child care unionizing bill (SF Chronicle)
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed a major labor-backed bill that would have allowed child care workers, including family members, to unionize. The measure was pushed by Democratic leaders in the Legislature and introduced in the final days of the session.
- 1 current San Jose cop, 1 former cop charged with stealing $120,000 from charitable fund (SJ Mercury News)
A Silicon Valley nonprofit that has given out tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to needy students has been suspended and two of its officials arrested on suspicion of stealing $120,000 for their personal use. Even more shocking: The organization is the Latino Peace Officers Association and the two board members facing charges are a San Jose police officer and a former police officer.
- Loan Program Used by Tesla Escapes Cuts (Bay Citizen)
House Republicans failed in their effort to strip $1.5 billion from an automotive loan program that helped Tesla Motors reopen a shuttered car factory in Fremont. The House voted Tuesday to approve a temporary spending bill, called a continuing resolution, that leaves the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program intact. A previous version of the bill would have cut $1.5 billion to help pay for responses to Hurricane Irene and other disasters, leaving $2.5 billion remaining, but lawmakers rejected that proposal last month.
- Vandals set loose 40,000 baby salmon in North Bay (Marin Independent Journal)
Some 40,000 juvenile chinook salmon were set loose into the bay from Tiburon when vandals cut lines supporting the pens in which they were held.The action shortchanges a planned year-end celebration for high school students who raised the fish from eggs and had planned to see them off at the end of the month as part of the Tiburon Salmon Institute’s annual program.