To: Cathleen Galgiani (CA-5), Andreas Borgeas (CA-8), Maria Elena Durazo (CA-24), Susan Rubio (CA-22), Melissa Hurtado (CA-14), and Governor Gavin Newsom

Governor Brown: Don't sign AB 2174

This bill authorizes the sale of two parking lots adjacent to the Employment Development Department's (EDD) multipurpose center at 745 Franklin Street in San Francisco. This site serves several EDD branches including Unemployment Services, Disability Insurance, Workforce Services, and Employment Tax.

The sale of these lots would cause immediate and long-term financial hardship on and compromise the safety of the hundreds of state employees who rely on them and who provide valuable and integral services to the citizens of the State of California.

Why is this important?

The Senate Standing Committee on Governmental Organization is holding a committee hearing on AB 2174 on June 10, 2014. The staff employed at 745 Franklin Street in San Francisco were not given advance notification of the State's intent to sell our parking lots and have not been offered any cost of living increase or alternate parking arrangements. If our parking lots are sold, employee parking expenses will increase by $3,000 - $6,000 per year.

We in the Employment Development Department feel very strongly that these parking lots are needed as they are an essential part of allowing state employees to continue being able to work in San Francisco and provide vital services to the people of San Francisco and the State of California.