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SacTown Talks by The Nooner #55 - Jim Wood

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Published on Apr 10, 2019

Jim Wood is the Assemblymember for California’s second district, which encompasses California’s Northern coast from Santa Rosa to the Oregon border. A dentist by training, we discuss Wood’s road to elected office, wildfire recovery (and its impact on utilities), and we discuss his role as the chair of the Assembly Committee on health.

SHOW NOTES
INTRO
6:29 - Talking about the 2nd Assembly District
13:00 - Communities of interest
15:49 - Hey, you ought to run for City Council
16:19 - Wes Chesbro
23:00- Chairing the Assembly Health Committee
29:19 - Jim remembers his upbringing
33:27 - SB 901, wildfires, disaster recovery, climate change and more
39:52 - The Speaker called me in and said this could be a blessing or a curse
41:00 - A lot of constituents are pissed off, and feel taken advantage of
42:38 - The Dahle-Wood plan
44:00 - Trying to get fire prevention $$$ from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
50:29 - Does over-regulation an environmental review make it difficult to prepare for fires?
54:00 - The dialysis bill
56:06 - The American Kidney fund’s hat-trick to get higher rates out of medicare patients
Wrapping up

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