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Government Watch
February 22, 2014, 05:00 AM

State government

• State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, introduced legislation that would require credit card issuers and retailers in California to adopt microchip-based credit card technology by Oct. 1 2015.

Retail fraud from counterfeit credit cards has more than doubled since 2007 in the United States, one of the last countries in the world that relies almost exclusively on magnetic strip identification technology for credit cards, according to Hill’s office.

Under Hill’s Senate Bill 1351, beginning on Oct. 1, 2015, cards issued or renewed by banks or credit card companies would have to utilize chip technology while retailers would be required to have scanners capable of reading the new cards.

• Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, introduced Assembly Bill 1970 to create a Community Investment and Innovation Program that will provide financial support to local governments for projects that aim to reduce their local carbon footprints and spur innovation.

Under the Community Investment and Innovation Program, local and regional governments will have the opportunity to apply for grant funding made available through the state’s cap and trade auction revenue. Eligible grant applicants must implement projects that reduce greenhouse gases, whether it is diverting solid waste from landfills, increasing electric vehicle infrastructure or promoting clean energy solutions, according to Gordon’s office. 

Regional government

• SamTrans is seeking volunteers for its Citizens Advisory Committee. Member of the public interested in providing input on local transit programs can volunteer to be on the 15-member committee that meets on the last Wednesday of each month and acts in an advisory capacity to the SamTrans’ Board of Directors.

There are openings for two community representatives, two multimodal representatives and four bus rider representatives. For more information call (650) 508-6279.

City government

• The Redwood City Council will hear a mid-year general fund budget update and consider holding a budget study session Monday, June 9 followed by the hearing to pass the budget Monday, June 23.

The City Council meets 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.

 

 

Tags: credit, cards, local, technology, budget, community,


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Half Moon Bay city manager resigns
Officer cleared in San Bruno fatal shooting
San Mateo County police reports
 

 
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