Over the weekend, AGC’s Bay Area regional members received an update from Mike Blach, President of AGC of California and Chairman of Blach Construction about San Francisco considering changing construction's essential status.
On Friday, July 17, Michael Courtney, Director, Facilities Services for the Judicial Council of California, provided an update to AGC of California’s North/Central Region members about the status of the department’s construction plans. Acknowledging that short and long term implications of COVID-19 will have an impact on project funds and timelines, Courtney outlined his expectations in a presentation to members.
This year’s legislative process was different than expected due to the COVID-19 response, and the California Legislative calendar was adjusted in an effort to protect public health. Because of calendar changes, the traditionally aligned “house of origin” deadlines were impacted and the state legislature now has until July 31 to complete policy review of bills with fiscal impact; and until August 7 for bills that do not have fiscal impact
Today, the Office of the Governor released new guidance in response to the rise in cases for COVID-19. It now mandates that face coverings be worn by Californians in high-risk settings statewide, with some exceptions.
California’s Legislature Drafts Budget Largely Protective of Transportation and Infrastructure Funding
The state Senate and Assembly passed their version of a budget to move forward to Governor Newsom, just in time for the state’s June 15 legislative budget deadline. The agreement is a “framework of a balanced budget,” with outstanding issues and further detail to be addressed in later budget trailer bills.