Jarrell Cook

Coalition opposing AB 1250 launches website

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, Aug. 4, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer’s (D-Los Angeles) SEIU-backed bill that would make it effectively impossible for counties to contract with nonprofits, industry, and other professionals to provide services, AB 1250, is to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 21, at 10 am.

In response to this measure, a robust coalition of providers of health and human services, senior services, low income services, emergency and public safety services, non-profits, and local governments have come together to launch a website as part of the effort to oppose what has been described as a ‘turkey’ of a bill: www.stopab1250.com. They are also on twitter and facebook at @StopAB1250.

Manufacturers have been responsible for developing and maintaining key 911 emergency systems, telecommunication, and technology infrastructure for counties and cities in California, like San Francisco and Los Angeles. Counties have drawn on our expertise to effectively deploy these systems quickly and efficiently instead of attempting to start from scratch. CMTA has joined in the coalition opposing this bill because AB 1250 would make it more difficult for local governments to protect and maintain these systems, which would only hurt their residents.

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