Before the huge Uber news this week that its company’s CEO has resigned, there was the other big Uber news today that the business will add a feature permitting riders to tip chauffeurs.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher commemorated the relocation as a win– she has actually composed a costs presently prior to the Legislature that would enable users of labor-based app services to include ideas if they pay by credit or debit card.
” We did it! Together, with the hard work of motorists, riders and legal pressure, Uber is going to allow in-app tips,” Gonzalez Fletcher stated in a statement. “Employees ought to receive the ideas they make. If a client needs to pay with a charge card, they ought to have the ability to tip with a credit card. This looks like an extremely simple and fair concept, and we are delighted Uber recognized it needed to modernize its payment practices.”
So does that suggest the costs is moot?
Gonzalez Fletcher’s chief of personnel, Evan McLaughlin told me their group does not know of other apps that do not already assist in tipping, which the assemblywoman has actually decided to hold the bill for the rest of the year. She prepares to keep an eye on the rollout of Uber’s tipping feature, “however any additional pursuit of a costs needing this will not occur this year,” McLaughlin composed in an e-mail.
Hueso Bill Funds Researches of Tijuana River Valley Solutions
For years, San Diego has been attempting to keep the Tijuana River Valley clear of particles and sewage flowing in from Mexico. A February sewage spill on the Mexican side of the border showed how tentative any success has been: Countless gallons of sewage flowed north through the Tijuana River, causing foul smells and closing beaches in the South Bay.
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A lot needs to be done to avoid that from taking place once again, consisting of major facilities upgrades in Tijuana. But Sen. Ben Hueso presented a bill that would try to find some services to capture the trash, dirt and sewage that hurries into the United States.
The costs, SB 507, allows loan to be set aside for land purchases to be utilized for studies of fixes to Tijuana River Valley’s problems. Today, about $2.1 million is relaxing in an account but it is allocated just for land acquisition. San Diego County has currently purchased hundreds of acres of land in the valley; it does not require more and there isn’t much delegated buy even if it wished to. Rather, it needs to protect the land it has.
” Providing these funds to attend to today’s pressing concerns will allow us to discover concrete solutions in the foreseeable future,” Hueso’s office stated in a fact sheet supporting the costs. “It is important that we prioritize the health and wellness of locals and make sure the protection of natural habitat and wildlife which are so crucial to our ecosystem.”
— Ry Rivard
Maienschein Signs up with New Nonprofits Select Committee
Assemblyman Brian Maienschein, who invested years working for nonprofits, has actually signed up with a new Assembly select committee concentrated on how government can better assist nonprofits.
The choose committee fulfilled for the first time on Wednesday to begin discussing how the state can bolster cooperation with its large nonprofit sector.
Maienschein stated he leapt aboard to ensure San Diego’s more than 10,000 charities have a representative at the table.
As a previous San Diego United Method authorities and a director of a youth-serving not-for-profit, Maienschein stated he felt uniquely fit to assist.
He’s particularly eager to assist San Diego nonprofits more quickly navigate state administration and the spending plan process, which can be a roller coaster flight for nonprofits whose work is impacted by state policies.
” It’s hard to find out how the state functions and it’s hard to deal with the state,” Maienschein stated. “Me being on the committee a minimum of provides an avenue for nonprofits in San Diego to help them make connections that they may require.”
Nonprofits represent a growing sector in San Diego’s economy. In 2015, the University of San Diego’s Caster Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research study reported nonprofit employment has been on the rise which more than 85 percent of San Diego not-for-profit leaders surveyed by USD were feeling an increased demand for their services.
— Lisa Halverstadt
Weber Goes Go to Head With Brown on School Financing
A sweeping analysis from CALMatters has discovered that four years into Gov. Jerry Brown’s big experiment with upgrading school funding, “there’s little proof yet that the financial investment is helping the most disadvantaged trainees.”
The findings echo exactly what lots of supporters have long feared.
As Maya Srirkrishnan wrote last week, in San Diego Unified, “parents, advocates and instructors have been advising the district to be more transparent in its expenditures. They’re particularly worried over how the district is utilizing special funds from the state meant to assist low-income trainees, English-learners and homeless and foster youth.”
CALMatters calls San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber’s bill to add transparency to the process “a direct challenge to Brown.”
Weber herself was simply as blunt: “if the guv doesn’t fix this problem, we may need to dismantle this policy,” she stated.
Weber’s effort appears to be attracting support from across the aisle. On Wednesday, the California Assembly GOP tweeted a connect to a Union-Tribune editorial advising the Legislature to pass– and Brown to sign– Weber’s expense.
We don’t have time 2 see if LCFF financing works later on … kids in hardship are struggling in school now. #CADeservesBetterhttps:// t.co/ Igd0uDfxtwpic.twitter.com/ OraOQSOm0m.
— CA Assembly GOP (@AssemblyGOP) June 21, 2017.
Golden State News.
– The variety of states affected by California’s own travel ban doubled this week. (San Jose Mercury News).
– Sunny California’s producing lots of solar power, and in some cases that implies paying other states to take some of it. (Los Angeles Times).
– Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León is happily leading the California resistance against President Donald Trump. (Mother Jones).
– Assemblyman Evan Low is pitching a service to assist cities statewide address enormous rape-kit testing backlogs: Ask taxpayers to chip in. (Sacramento Bee).
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