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By partnering with MuniServices, you gain access to our dedicated government relations team. The team effectively influences federal, state and local policies, regulations and legislation on behalf of our clients.

Services

  • Local Government Advocacy
  • Policy, Regulatory and Legislative Consulting
  • Preserve and Expand Tax Base
  • Build and Lead Change Coalitions
  • Legislation Monitoring and Analysis
  • Educate Elected Officials

Results

  • Effective Representation
  • Information and Issue Education

Government Relations Team

Fran Manica, Vice President, Government Relations
Email: Fran.Mancia@MuniServices.com 
Phone: 559-288-7296

Brenda Narayan, In-House Lobbyist / Research and Reports
Email: Brenda.Narayan@MuniServices.com 
Phone: 916-261-5147

 


Policy Updates

September 18, 2017
2017 “End of Session” Legislative Status Report

September 5, 2017
Final Weeks of the 2017 Legislative Session Report

August 31, 2017
AB 345 (Ridley-Thomas) Enforcement of Municipal Code Violations – Collection of Fees (Additional Revenue for Local Governments)

August 21, 2017
SB 231 (Hertzberg) Local Government: Fees and Charges (Coalition Support)

August 4, 2017
2017 Summer Recess Edition

August 1, 2017
SB 182 (Bradford) Transportation Network Company: Single Business License – Industry Carve Out (Concerns)

July 18, 2017
Economic News and Trends Report – May 2017 to July 2017

July 12, 2017
Utility Tax – Trends, News and Policy

July 6, 2017
SB 231 (Hertzberg) Local Government: Fees and Charges (Support)

July 3, 2017
SB 649 (Hueso) Wireless Telecommunications Facilities – (Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee) – Notice of Opposition

June 30, 2017
SB 182 (Bradford) TNC – Single Business License – Notice of Opposition

June 28, 2017
Client Update – Action Request – Support Proposed Amendment to Overturn FAA Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue (Federal Regulation 66282, November 7, 2014)

June 26, 2017
Support Amendment to Clarify Local Voter – Approved Sales Tax Measures are Not Subject to FAA Rule 79 FR 66282

June 26, 2017
AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) – Local Contracts for Counties – Legal Analysis

June 21, 2017
SB 649 (Hueso) Wireless Telecommunications Facilities – Assembly Local Government (Amended June 20, 2017) – Opposition

June 21, 2017
AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) – Local Contracts for Counties – Senate Governance and Finance – Notice of Continued Opposition

June 20, 2017
AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) – Local Contracts for Counties – Guest Commentary

June 19, 2017
AB 102 – The Taxpayer Transparency Fairness Act of 2017 / BOE

June 13, 2017
SB 86 and AB 102 – Budget Trailer – Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017 – Comments

May 31, 2017
AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) – Local Contracts for Cities and Counties – Assembly Floor Alert with Legal Analysis – Opposition

May 30, 2017
SB 649 (Hueso) Small Cell Towers – Rents and Concessions Revenue Loss and Local Control – Senate Floor Alert – Opposition

May 18, 2017
SB 649 (Hueso) Small Cell Towers – Rents and Concessions Revenue Loss and Local Control – Senate Appropriations – Hold on Suspense – Opposition with Revenue Impact

May 18, 2017
Budget Trailer Bill Implementing Proposition 64 – Repeal Medicinal User Card – Opposed Unless Amended

May 18, 2017
SB 182 (Bradford) Business License / TNC – Local Control – Senate Floor Alert – Opposition

May 16, 2017
Economic News and Trends Report – February 2017 to May 2017

May 8, 2017
AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) Counties and Cities – Contracts for Personal Services – Special Counsel Review – Concerns and Opposition

May 1, 2017
2017 State Legislation and Proposed Federal Tax Reform

March 8, 2017
Utility Tax – Trends, News and Policy

March 3, 2017
Economic News and Trends – Texas Edition

February 17, 2017
Economic News and Trends Report – December 2016

February 14, 2017
2017 Legislative Review (Bill Introductions)/Other Issues

January 16, 2017
2017 Policy Trends, Proposed State Budget, Tax Reform, UUT Trends BOE Hearing

December 5, 2016
Economic News and Trends Report – October 2016 to December 2016

November 15, 2016
Administrative Ruling Background – OTT (Media Edition and Contact)

October 19, 2016
Economic News and Trends Report – July 2016 to October 2016

October 4, 2016
2016 End of Session Legislative Scorecard and November 2016 Local Ballot Measures

October 1, 2016
2015-16 Legislative Session – Shared Economy Policy

October 1, 2016
Cannabis Legislative Update, News and Polls, Proposition 64

September 14, 2016
Preliminary 2016 End of Session Report and Additional Issues

September 7, 2016
AB 2679 (Cooley) Cannabis Regulation – Support and Request for Signature

August 19, 2016
Focus on Transportation

July 20, 2016
Economic News and Trends Report – April 2016 to July 2016

July 8, 2016
2016 “Summer Recess” Edition

June 17, 2016
Controller’s Finding on BOE Accounting / Allocation Process

June 10, 2016
State and Federal Issue Snapshot

May 26, 2016
Cannabis (Framework Considerations Legislation & Resources)

May 2, 2016
AB 2321 (Rodriguez) Private Party Vehicle Sales (Appropriations)

April 29, 2016
State and Federal Policy and Issue Update

April 20, 2016
SB 1102 (McGuire) TOT Shared Platform

April 20, 2016
Economic News and Trends Report – January 2016 to April 2016

April 12, 2016
FAA Rule 79 FR 69789 – Request for Assistance

April 11, 2016
AB 2321 (Rodriguez) Private Party Vehicle Sales

March 4, 2016
Bill Introductions & Issues Including Triple Flip Ending

March 3, 2016
Federal Advocacy Issues

February 1, 2016
Preliminary Bill Introductions Report and Additional Issues

January 19, 2016
January 2016 Economic News and Trends

January 19, 2016
Federal Issues Report / USCM and Advocacy Edition

January 8, 2016
New Years Edition (AB 1717; Cannabis; State and Federal Issues)

December 28, 2015
Shared Economy Short Term Rentals Considerations

December 16, 2015
Property Tax News (Inflation Factors Proposed Ballot Initiative New Laws)

December 4, 2015
ITFA and E Fairness in Omnibus Spending Plan – Request for Support and Action

November 23, 2015
FAA Compliance Requirements with the Ruling Diverting The Use of Revenues From Aviation Fuel

November 3, 2015
2015 Final End of Session Report and Other Policy Issues

October 15, 2015
CMRTA 2015 Annual Conference Legislative Presentation

October 13, 2015
October 2015 Economic News and Trends

October 12, 2015
Preliminary 2015 End of Session Issue Update

September 14, 2015
2015 End of Session Bill List – Governor’s Action Pending

September 9, 2015
MuniServices Policy Update – Issue Report

August 20, 2015
Issue Report (with AB 1717 / UUT Regulatory Report)

August 7, 2015
Issue Report (pre-Summer Recess edition and other issues)

August 6, 2015
MuniServices Policy Update (Triple Flip Wind Down)

July 2015
July 2015 Economic News and Trends

July 17, 2015
MuniServices Policy Update – Issue Report (includes Federal Issues)

July 9, 2015
AB 974(Bloom) RDA Bonds – MuniServices Support Letter

June 29, 2015
EZ Transparency – As featured in the U.S. Conference of Mayors Business Council Best Practice Report

June 17, 2015
AB 464 (Mullin) Transactions and Use Tax – MuniServices Support

June 16, 2015
ITFA (H.R. 235 and S. 431) – Reject Permanent Extension Request for Amendments

June 10, 2015
MuniServices Policy Update – Issue Report

May 18, 2015
MuniServices Policy Update – Issue Report (RDA May Revision Update)

May 18, 2015
MuniServices Policy Update – Issue Report

April, 2015
April 2015 Economic News and Trends

March 17, 2015
AB 1717 Implementation – Interested Parties Submission

March 17, 2015
MuniServices Policy Update (Anticipated Winding Down of the Triple Flip)

March 3, 2015
MuniServices Policy Update (Changes in the Economy – Policy Considerations)

January 20, 2015
January 2015 Economic News and Trends

January 15, 2015
2015 Federal Policy Issues / Legislative Platform

October 20, 2014
Post 2014 Legislative Session Update and Webinar

October 16, 2014
2014 CMRTA Annual Conference – Legislative Update and Policy Report

October 10, 2014
CMRTA 2014 Annual Conference 

October 1, 2014
Governor Signs AB 1717 (Perea) Collecting Local UUT Revenues on Prepaid Wireless

September 22, 2014
2014 Cap and Trade Legislation of Interest to Local Government

September 11, 2014
Post 2014 Legislative Session – Bill Report and Hot Bills

July 30, 2014
2014 Summer Recess – Back to Session Edition

July 10, 2014
AB 2170 (Mullin) Joint Powers – Authorities

July 10, 2014
AB 1582 (Mullins) ROPS – Support

July 9, 2014
AB 2119 (Stone) Voter Approved District Taxes

For the complete policy update library, click here.


Partnerships

  • California League of Cities:
    • City Managers Division, Fiscal officers Division,  Mayors and New Council members Division
  • California League Partner Program
  • CSMFO – California Society of Municipal Finance Officers
  • CMRTA – California Municipal Revenue & Tax Association
  • MMANC – Municipal Management Association of Northern California
  • MMASC – Municipal Management Association of Southern California
  • GFOA – Government Finance Officers Association
  • CCMF – California City Management Foundation
  • ICMA – International City/County Management Association
  • US Conference of Mayors

Primary Contact

Fran Mancia, VP Government Relations
Fran.Mancia@MuniServices.com 
800.800.8181 x 5013