After a relatively quiet year in the County of Los Angeles regarding proposed take back legislation, activity has begun to percolate this month.
In 2011, the City of South San Francisco approved a redevelopment plan for the Oyster Point area. The Oyster Point Specific Plan called for 81 acres east of Highway 101 to be developed with new life sciences companies, upgrades to the marina and a potential hotel.
Governor Jerry Brown signed three regional bills that will usher forward localized public votes in the 2018 elections to increase transportation funding and services in the Bay Area.
On Sept. 12, the Sonoma Board of Supervisors held a new hearing on take back ordinance options for the County. At the Board’s last hearing on the subject in October of 2016, it had directed staff to begin drafting an ordinance for drug take back while also researching the potential need and possibility of including the disposal of sharps into the legislation.
Over 100 Cities and Counties throughout California have passed some form of restriction on the use of polystyrene (commonly referred to as “Styrofoam”) products over the last several decades. A new phase of local legislation on polystyrene with more restrictive measures is cropping up throughout the state.
The City of South San Francisco continues its economic and population growth at a rapid pace. Construction sites are numerous and further development plans are under consideration.
On June 13, CLSA hosted a roundtable discussion with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, CLSA Board Members and other life sciences sector executives from the region to discuss life sciences innovation, investment and job creation.
The California State Auditor’s office released a report on home-generated sharps and pharmaceutical waste disposal as directed by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. The official request was to gather data on relevant laws and regulations, consumer education, current programs and their efficacy, best practices from other jurisdictions, volume of waste, and more.
New Digital Advocacy “Take Action” Center helps members stay informed about CLSA’s advocacy efforts, view priority legislation, contact their elected officials and more.
CLSA member companies have noted with growing urgency that transportation issues are a top concern for business. CLSA has taken the lead in working with many local and regional transportation collaborations to give voice to our industry’s perspective and seek solutions for our companies.