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SAN BERNARDINO >> Maintaining and enhancing deteriorating roadways to accommodate growth and the trucking industry’s concerns over regulations to reduce air pollution were among the issues raised Friday at a transportation summit here at the historic Santa Fe Depot.
Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, D-San Bernardino, said she has introduced legislation, awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature, that would provide funding that could build toll lanes on the 10 and 15 freeways to help ease traffic and allow better flow for commercial trucking.
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley), Chair of the Assembly Transportation and Infrastructure Development Committee in the Governor's Special Session, conducted the first special hearing to examine the efficiency of California’s goods movement and its impact on the economy.
“California's freight mobility system is the heart and soul of our economy,” said Frazier. “Our access points to land, air and sea ports are vital international commercial gateways that are responsible for the more than $500 billion in products entering and exiting the United States each year. Governor Brown’s executive order highlights the critical need to increase efficiency in goods movement so that we can remain relevant and competitive. This hearing provides a forum for the Legislature, industries and stakeholders to come together and address key issues surrounding goods movement activities and their effect on infrastructure, communities, jobs and the economy.”
OAKLAND—Declaring the urgent need to keep California moving, Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and a large coalition of local government officials, business leaders and transportation advocates today provided an update on the Legislature’s special session on transportation infrastructure. They emphasized the reasons why new infrastructure funding is vital to the state.
“California cannot have a strong middle class or a thriving economy if our roads are congested and people and goods aren’t moving efficiently,” said Speaker Atkins (D-San Diego). “That’s why in the special session, I am hopeful we can set aside rigid ideology and consider serious proposals that provide a new, fair funding stream that benefits all California communities.”
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) participated in a Senate informational hearing to examine the effectiveness of Governor Brown’s revised tunnel infrastructure plan, California Water Fix.
“California Water Fix is Governor Brown’s third attempt to establish an unsustainable water conveyance plan for California,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “The Administration’s literal ‘tunnel vision’ has forced this proposal back to the drawing board several times, yet the glaring deficiencies in transparency, accountability, and public oversight still remain. The Assembly and Senate have conducted multiple hearings to ensure that the tough questions and onerous details of this plan do not go unchecked. If California is to consider the implementation of such a large-scale project, it is critical that the Legislature insert itself in this process by carefully tracking and reviewing the proposal from all angles.”
Desert Center, CA – Assemblymember Transportation Committee Chair Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) today toured the I-10 Tex Wash Bridge to see first-hand the devastation caused by recent flooding. He issued the following statement:
“Seeing the devastation to the Tex Wash Bridge up close drives home the need for continued infrastructure inspection and improvement. The I-10 is a major goods movement corridor. With nearly 40 percent of goods shipped through the country using this route, it is imperative that we do what it takes to keep our highways safe and trade corridors open.”
Sacramento, CA –Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) has been appointed by Speaker Toni Atkins (D – San Diego) to chair the Assembly Transportation and Infrastructure Development Committee.
"I am honored that Speaker Atkins has appointed me to chair the Assembly Transportation and Infrastructure Development Committee, as a part of the special session called by Governor Brown last week. I applaud the Governor and the Legislature for coming together and seeking a long-term sustainable funding solution for transportation, particularly his focus on highway maintenance and trade corridors. I am also pleased that the Governor is specifically asking the Legislature for a plan that establishes clear performance objectives and the means to deliver transportation projects more quickly and efficiently.
I have been working for months with industry representatives on these issues, and I look forward to engaging in a very productive special session that will address California's most pressing transportation needs."
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) named Michael Brimer as his 2015 Veteran of the Year for the 11th Assembly District.
“Michael Brimer has demonstrated unwavering dedication to our country in both his military career and his philanthropic contributions,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “Having someone like Michael to offer a helping hand to veterans in my District is an invaluable gift, and I am proud to name him my Veteran of the Year.”
Sacramento, CA –Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) made the following statement regarding the Legislature’s approval of the 2015-16 Budget:
“After months of hard work and collaboration between the Legislature and the Governor, I am pleased to see the 2015-16 Budget reflect California’s commitment to fiscal prudence and responsibility.
As Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, I will continue to work diligently towards an innovative and comprehensive plan to address our state’s most critical transportation needs. Looking into the 2015-16 year, my top legislative priority will focus on building a rational, long-term transportation funding solution that will invest in California and put our state back in business.”
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) recognized Willy’s Bagels and Blends as Small Business of the Year for the 11th Assembly District.
“Willy’s Bagels and Blends has improved the quality of life for countless individuals in Brentwood,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “The appreciation I have for the Richardson family and their devotion to community service cannot be understated. Not only are they an prime example of a quality small business, they also work tirelessly in their philanthropic efforts to bolster morale and comradery in the local community. I am proud to know that this outstanding business resides in my District, and it is my honor to recognize Willy’s Bagels and Blends as Small Business of the Year for 2015.”
Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 1369 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) has been approved on a bipartisan vote of 80-0 on the Assembly Floor. The bill will help ensure that California public schools are able to properly identify students who may have dyslexia.
“Over 5,500 parents statewide have voiced their strong support for this legislation,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “The approval of AB 1369 in the Assembly is a promising indication that the Legislature, parents and teachers are passionate about taking those extra steps to foster the academic success of our dyslexic students. I am very proud to carry AB 1369 and I am fully committed to working my hardest in championing this bill until it’s on the Governor’s desk.”