Bill Text

PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

AB-1720 Office of Planning and Research: land use guidelines.(2019-2020)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
Date Published: 03/25/2019 09:00 PM
AB1720:v98#DOCUMENT

Amended  IN  Assembly  March 25, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1720


Introduced by Assembly Member Carrillo

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 14000 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, relating to workforce development. An act to add Section 65040.31 to the Government Code, relating to land use.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1720, as amended, Carrillo. Workforce development. Office of Planning and Research: land use guidelines.
Existing law requires the Office of Planning and Research to implement various long-range planning and research policies and goals that are intended to, among other things, encourage the formation and proper functioning of local entities and, in connection with those responsibilities, to adopt guidelines for the preparation and content of the mandatory elements required in city and county general plans.
This bill would require the Office of Planning and Research by January 1, 2021, to develop and adopt guidelines for a city or county to implement policies and practices that represent best practices to support small businesses within their jurisdictions. The bill would require those guidelines to include, among other things, recommendations for policies and practices to be included within mandatory elements required in general plans, specific plans, and other land use planning documents of a city or county.

Existing law declares the need to have a well-educated and highly skilled workforce in the state. Existing law also declares specified principles to guide the state’s workforce investment system.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these declarations.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 65040.31 is added to the Government Code, immediately following Section 65040.3, to read:

65040.31.
 (a) In connection with its responsibilities under subdivision (l) of Section 65040, the Office of Planning and Research shall develop and adopt guidelines for a city or county to implement policies and practices that represent best practices to support small businesses within their jurisdictions. The guidelines shall include recommendations, as the office determines appropriate, for those policies and practices to be included within mandatory elements required in general plans, specific plans, and other land use planning documents of a city or county.
(b) The office may request from each state department and agency, including, but not limited to, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, technical assistance in readopting, amending, or repealing the guidelines. The department or agency shall provide technical assistance if so requested.
(c) The guidelines shall be advisory to each city or county in order to provide assistance in preparing and maintaining their respective general plans, specific plans, and other land use planning documents.
(d) The guidelines shall address the needs of small commercial businesses, including microbusinesses.
(e) (1) The guidelines shall include recommendations for best practices to allow for collaborative land use planning adjacent to residential, mixed-use, and industrial facilities.
(2) The guidelines shall encourage enhanced land use compatibility between transportation, workforce training, and other areas of commercial development within the region through the examination of potential impacts upon one another.
(f) The guidelines shall be adopted through a collaborative process with other public and private organizations that serve the needs of small business, economic development, and neighborhood revitalization.
(g) The office shall publish the guidelines by January 1, 2021, and shall thereafter regularly review and revise those guidelines in accordance with the requirements of this section.

SECTION 1.Section 14000 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:
14000.

(a)The Legislature finds and declares that, in order for California to remain prosperous and globally competitive, the state needs to have a well-educated and highly skilled workforce.

(b)The Legislature finds and declares that the following principles shall guide the state’s workforce investment system:

(1)Workforce investment programs and services shall be responsive to the needs of employers, workers, and students by accomplishing all of the following:

(A)Preparing California’s students and workers with the skills necessary to successfully compete in the global economy.

(B)Producing greater numbers of individuals who obtain industry-recognized certificates and career-oriented degrees in competitive and emerging industry sectors and filling critical labor market skills gaps.

(C)Adapting to rapidly changing local and regional labor markets as specific workforce skill requirements change over time.

(D)Preparing workers for good-paying jobs that foster economic security and upward mobility.

(E)Aligning employment programs, resources, and planning efforts regionally around industry sectors that drive regional employment to connect services and training directly to jobs.

(2)State and local workforce development boards are encouraged to collaborate with other public and private institutions, including businesses, unions, nonprofit organizations, kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, career technical education programs, adult career technical education and basic skills programs, apprenticeships, community college career technical education and basic skills programs, entrepreneurship training programs, where appropriate, the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program, the Employment Training Panel, and county-based social and employment services, to better align resources across workforce, training, education, and social service delivery systems and build a well-articulated workforce investment system by accomplishing the following:

(A)Adopting local and regional training and education strategies which include workplace-based earn and learn programs that build on the strengths and fill the gaps in the education and workforce development pipeline in order to address the needs of job seekers, workers, and employers within regional labor markets by supporting sector strategies.

(B)Leveraging resources across education and workforce training delivery systems to build career pathways and fill critical skills gaps.

(3)Workforce investment programs and services shall be data driven and evidence based when setting priorities, investing resources, and adopting practices.

(4)Workforce investment programs and services shall develop strong partnerships with the private sector, ensuring industry involvement in needs assessment, planning, and program evaluation.

(A)Workforce investment programs and services shall encourage industry involvement by developing strong partnerships with an industry’s employers and the unions that represent the industry’s workers.

(B)Workforce investment programs and services may consider the needs of employers and businesses of all sizes, including large, medium, small, and microenterprises, when setting priorities, investing resources, and adopting practices.

(5)Workforce investment programs and services shall be outcome oriented and accountable, measuring results for program participants, including, but not limited to, outcomes related to program completion, employment, and earnings.

(6)Programs and services shall be accessible to employers, the self-employed, workers, and students who may benefit from their operation, including individuals with employment barriers, such as persons with economic, physical, or other barriers to employment.