(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) joined a massive rally, with over a thousand Future Farmers of America (FFA) students, in Sacramento at a California Ag Day press event to call attention to cuts to the Agriculture Education Incentive Grant Program. Assemblymember Gray urged passage of Assembly Bill 2033 that seeks to restore funding to the Ag Ed program. In the Governor’s most recent budget, the funding as a stand-alone Ag Incentive Grant was removed. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
Merced—Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) will host public coffee meetings on Friday, April 4th in Patterson, Newman and Gustine. Constituents of the Assemblyman are invited to join him in a casual setting to discuss state and legislative issues that affect the community.
The Patterson coffee will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Mil’s Cafe, 100 Del Puerto Avenue
The Newman coffee will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Grille, 933 Fresno Street
The Gustine coffee will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Pizza Factory, 447 5th Street
For more information or to RSVP please call Assemblymember Gray’s Modesto office at 209-521-2111 or Merced office at 209-726-5465.
SACRAMENTO — With California in the grips of a prolonged dry spell, state lawmakers are looking to grant members of homeowner associations the freedom to plant drought-resistant landscaping without the fear of fines.
Moreover, the Legislature is moving closer toward forcing developers to install meters in individual units when building a new apartment complex or other multifamily housing projects -- a rule the city of San Diego has had in place since 2010.
“Adam is a pretty savvy legislator and certainly willing to listen, and we applaud him for coming to our West Side communities to find out what is on people’s minds.”
FIREBAUGH – Farmers, civic leaders and elected officials from throughout the San Joaquin Valley converged on Firebaugh Tuesday morning to fight for water…..the lifeblood of their crops and of jobs that support families and communities whose livelihood depends on agriculture.
The milestone rally brought together officials from the state, county and local levels, those who own the farms and farm workers...sharing a common interest in seeing water flow to fields and orchards.
Assemblymember Gray addressing the crowd at the water rally in Firebaugh. The rally, which had a about 1,000 attendees, discussed concerns on water deliveries to San Joaquin Valley.
Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) introduced AB 2033, co-authored with Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D- Bakersfield), which seeks to ensure continued funding for Agricultural Education and the Future Farmers of America program in California.
“These programs offer tremendous benefits to a wide variety of students interested in careers in agriculture, and we must continue to incentivize schools with these unique state and local funding grants to continue to offer these programs” said Assemblymember Gray.
SACRAMENTO –Today, Ms. Faye Lane was honored as the Women of the Year from the 21st Assembly District. Assemblymember Gray nominated Ms. Lane who was honored at the ceremony at the Capitol. Ms. Lane spent 32 years working as a classified employee with the Ceres Unified School District until she retired in 1997.
In 2007, Faye was elected to serve as a member the Ceres Unified School District Board of Trustees where she has governed with distinction. She has governed with her board during the greatest fiscal crisis of her generation but ensuring that Ceres students continued to receive excellent educational opportunities.
Merced – Today, Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) addressed members of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture and the Governor’s Drought Task Force at UC Merced.
"If I can deliver one message today, I want to make sure it is understood that nothing is more paramount to our agricultural economy than water rights," said Assemblymember Gray. "The operation, financing, efficiency, and predictability of agriculture depends on the proper respect for water rights, including riparian, pre-1914, and post-1914."
Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) announced a new means of water legislation that would help improve the state's water infrastructure through a release issued Saturday, Feb. 22.
"Our decades-old water infrastructure is failing to meet the demands of agriculture, increased populations and environmental regulations," said Assemblyman Adam Gray. "We have been living on the credit card of infrastructure built and paid for by past generations. It is time for us to step up and make this critical investment in California's future."