Resolution designates CHP Officer Gerald E. Dormaier Memorial
SACRAMENTO - As Memorial Day approaches and we honor our fallen military heroes, we are reminded
that there are those who have fallen protecting us here at home. Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas
(D-Bakersfield) introduced a measure to honor a local Veteran and Peace Officer, California Highway
Patrol (CHP) Officer Gerald E. Dormaier.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D- Bakersfield) released the following statement regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s May Revise of the 2015-16 state budget:
“It is great news that California will have billions in above expected revenue to invest and grow our economy. The investment of $2.2 billion towards combating the drought will help expand local water supplies, fund programs to conserve water, and respond to emergency conditions. The May Revise also includes more money for our local schools and investments in public safety while paying down the state’s debt and setting aside additional funds for California’s future.”
Central Valley Highway (SR 43) bill passes Assembly floor with Bi-Partisan Support (60-14)
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced today that his Assembly Bill (AB) 1043 passed the Assembly floor. AB 1043 would add State Route 43 to the Interregional Road System (IRRS) and would make it eligible to compete for project funding in the Interregional Transportation Improvement Program (ITIP).
“Improvement projects for State Route 43 are long overdue. It serves a key route for local freight transportation,” said Assemblymember Salas. “This measure makes Route 43 eligible for additional safety improvements, repairs, and upgrades.”
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced several bills focused on groundwater management, including Assembly Bill (AB) 935 which would provide funding for the planning, design, and construction of a local and regional conveyance project, the Sustainable Water Conveyance Project, to move water to and from the California aqueduct.
“Last year, we took a major step to combat dry years by passing a historic water bond, but more needs to be done if we are going to solve the water crisis,” said Assemblymember Salas.
Bills to help locals with technical support for water delivery and groundwater management plans
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas’ (D-Bakersfield) Assembly Bill (AB) 935, AB 937 and AB 1201 - unanimously passed the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee.
“We are in one of the worst droughts in California’s history,” said Assemblymember Salas. “We need to do whatever is necessary to increase water delivery, ensure our groundwater is sustainable, and see that our local water districts have the support and resources to make sure we have clean drinking water for our valley.”
AB 1420 addresses Arvin Gas Leak; Passes two key committees
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced
that his Assembly Bill (AB) 1420 - which would set clear guidelines
for county, state, and private entities when unfortunate gas leaks
occur - unanimously passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee
and the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials
California Police Chiefs Association applaud Salas’ focus on public safety
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) was selected by the California Police Chiefs Association as Legislator of the Year for 2014.
“I’m glad to have been able to successfully fight to keep our neighborhoods safe and secure,” said Assemblymember Salas. “It’s an honor to be selected as Legislator of the Year by the California Police Chiefs Association for my work on public safety.”
Hanford students travel to Sacramento to testify in support of AB 603 (Salas)
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced today that his Assembly Bill (AB) 603, which incentivizes consumers to replace conventional grass with more drought-resistant landscaping, has advanced through the first step in the Revenue and Taxation Committee process.
“This historic drought has caused us all to look for creative solutions,” said Assemblymember Salas. “I applaud the Grewal brothers for helping to make a positive difference in our community.”
Please join Valley Clean Air Now and me at an upcoming "Tune In & Tune Up" Car Cleanup Event.
Bring your car in for an emissions test at no charge. The first 525 vehicles that qualify will receive a $500 voucher for smog repair. Complimentary food and refreshments will be available to participants.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss legislative issues, so bring your questions and concerns.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Emissions testing 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(Gates open at 6:30 a.m.)
Kern County Fairgrounds
South P Street Parking Lot
1142 South P Street
Bakersfield, CA 93307
No raises for university executives as student tuition climbs
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1317 which will prohibit Universities from increasing Executive pay when the Trustees / Board of Regents increase student tuition.
“We need to stand up for our students who are being priced out of an education while executives continue to give themselves raises,” said Assemblymember Salas. “This is about protecting our students and holding universities accountable for their actions.”