SacTown Talks by The Nooner W/ Scott Lay

#75 - Bill Dodd

Episode Summary

Bill Dodd is a State Senator for California's 3rd District, which encompasses Davis and Yolo county, Sonoma, Rohnert Park, and parts of Solano county. We discuss his path to elected office, his priorities for the remainder of the 2019 legislative session, and discuss at length the myriad issues surrounding wildfire liability for California utilities. Dodd also gives his candid thoughts on a potential end-of-session play for a statewide bond issuance to provide a financial backstop for utility liabilities.

Episode Notes

Bill Dodd is a State Senator for California's 3rd District, which encompasses Davis and Yolo county, Sonoma, Rohnert Park, and parts of Solano county. We discuss his path to elected office, his priorities for the remainder of the 2019 legislative session, and discuss at length the myriad issues surrounding wildfire liability for California utilities. Dodd also gives his candid thoughts on a potential end-of-session play for a statewide bond issuance to provide a financial backstop for utility liabilities.

Shownotes

Intro: Talking about the 3rd district

History & Races:

Running for County Supervisor

National Politics

SB 247 (Wildfire prevantion)

The Problem With Interest Groups in #CaLeg
- Sierra Club X CalChamber X NRDC X

SB 901, PGE & Public Opinion

Tobacco X Adam Grey X Juul X AB 39

Online Betting

Fixing California's Recycling Program