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Roundtable: Assembly Bill 5

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez rallies workers for the passage of Assembly Bil...

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Above: Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez rallies workers for the passage of Assembly Bill 5 she authored that would limit when businesses and companies could classify employees as independent contractors, Aug. 29, 2019.

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California's controversial new law affecting gig workers heads to Governor Newsom's desk. Big development plans are on the horizon for Mission Valley. Who will replace Susan Davis once she exits the 53rd District.

Aired: September 13, 2019 | Transcript

Roundtable Guests:

Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego

Jennifer Van Grove, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Michael Smolens, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Assembly Bill 5

California Assembly Bill 5 passes the state legislature, it’s now headed to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk for a final OK. AB5 would change how independent contractors are handled in California, and force companies such as Uber and Lyft to instead classify them as employees.

RELATED: Opinion: California Small Businesses Will Face Collateral Damage from ‘Gig Economy’ Bill

Mission Valley Community Plan

Mission Valley is on track for a new path. The San Diego City Council approved a plan that includes an additional 7 million square feet for commercial development, and room for at least 50,000 more residents.

RELATED: SDSU Gets Feedback On Mission Valley Campus Expansion

The 53rd District

After more than a decade in office, Rep. Susan Davis announces she is not seeking re-election for the 53rd District. With more than 700,000 constituents in a mainly democratic area, this leaves a massive gap for a new leader to fill.

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