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5 things to know on May 31 , 2019
#1 Governor Newsom Releases May Budget Revise

California Governor Gavin Newsom has released his May Revision Budget. The budget outlines his intent to allocate funds to different sectors based upon economic forecasts, changes in population, and enrollment estimates. Among his top priorities are education, infrastructure, and building the State's reserves.

To read the summary of the Governor's May Revision Budget, click here.
#2 Thousand Oaks City Council Votes Down High-Density Housing in Newbury Park

The Thousand Oaks City Council has denied a landowner's request to build a high-density building containing 47 units with a vote of 4-1 in Newbury Park. The space located behind Albertsons on the corner of Maurice Dr and S Reino Rd. is still likely to be utilized for housing.

To read the Thousand Oaks Acorn article and the T.O. City Council decision, 

click here.

#3 Proposed Tax Increases To Appear on 2020 Ballot To Fund Public Schools

Two separate $11 billion measures may be on the November 2020 ballot that will go towards additional funding for schools. These tax hikes will be imposed on corporate incomes of over $1 million on top of Prop 55 which raised tax rates on high-income earners.

To read more about what these ballot measures may include, click here.

#4 Paper Receipts To Be Phased-Out And Replaced With E-Receipts

Similar to the recent plastic straw ban, Assembly Bill 161 would phase out paper receipts by requiring businesses to provide electronic receipts and only give physical receipts upon request. Businesses who do not comply will be fined up to $300 per year.


To read more about the proposed Assembly bill and how it will affect businesses, click here.

Click Here to read the text and analysis of AB 161.

#5 Housing and Development Bill Dies; Likely to Resurface Next Year

Senate Bill 50, which would allow developers to build duplexes, triplexes, or fourplexes near single-family housing areas throughout California and would grant density bonuses to transit-rich and job-rich areas has died. This bill will likely return next year to be voted on in the January 2020 legislative session.


To read more about SB 50 and its implications, click here.

To read the text and analysis of SB 50, click here.