Capitol Weekly Podcast: Save the Capitol Annex – or not?

Artist's rendering of the proposed new entrance to the California Capitol by Mark Cavagnero Associates.

Lobbyist, professor and author Chris Micheli has published SEVEN books during the Pandemic. He checked in with the Capitol Weekly Podcast to talk with us about his two latest case books, and gave us a rundown on lobbying during the current phase of the pandemic as the capitol annex offices are relocated.

He also answered our questions about the ongoing legal battle over the capitol annex project and imminent destruction of the 1952 annex on the East side of the capitol building. Is this a done deal or do activists still have a chance to stop the bulldozers?

Plus, we tell you who had the Worst Week in California Politics.

Episode Notes

:34 What are Case Books and why do we need them?

3:11 The Inquisitive Mind

5:55 How the Legislature might look in the next session

8:30 Impact of term limits

10:56 What’s it like in the capitol right now?

14:01 There are now 3 space for legislators: the old capitol, the LOB and the new Swing Space

18:55 Let’s talk about the Capitol Annex Project

22:23 Are the anti-annex project lawsuits CEQA-based?

27:52 What happens if the court comes down on the anti-Annex side?

29:26 The #WorstWeekCA

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