Assemblymember Rudy Salas was joined by the Police Chiefs from Avenal, Corcoran, and Lemoore to unveil, for the first time, the conceptual designs and blueprints for the proposed public safety infrastructure improvements and projects planned around the County. Read More
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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced that his Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 102 proclaims October 23 to October 31, 2015 as Red Ribbon Week. Salas is asking parents and students to make commitments to live in a drug-free environment.
“Promoting a positive, drug-free climate in our schools improves the general learning environment and assists today’s youth in establishing good health habits that last a lifetime,” said Assemblymember Salas. “I am proud to partner with our local schools and encourage everyone to take part in Red Ribbon Week."
$5,000 Awarded to five Central Valley organizations
BAKERSFIELD – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) recognized the work of five Central Valley nonprofit organizations. Each organization received the AT&T “Investing in California” award and will receive funding from AT&T to help expand and sustain local programs. This award is given to organizations and programs throughout the state that are improving lives in their communities by advancing education, economic growth, new technologies, and other essential community services.
“I commend AT&T in recognizing the important work of local organizations who continue to have a positive impact in our community,” said Assemblymember Salas.
AB 1168 fixes hiring inequity between officer classifications
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced that his Assembly Bill (AB)
1168 has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill ensures that county jails can
retain qualified personnel by bringing parity to deputy sheriffs that are hired.
Weeklong Back-to-School Supply drive held for Central Valley Students
SACRAMENTO – This week, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) delivered back-to-school supplies for students throughout the Central Valley. In a weeklong effort to ensure that students are well-prepared to start the school year successfully, Salas gave hundreds of backpacks, holding three “Stuff the Bus” events to fill school buses with supplies for students in the 32nd Assembly District.
“We know how important it is to start off the school year with the supplies needed to succeed,” said Salas. “With the new school year ramping up, parents and families are already juggling to prepare their students. It is my hope that these school supplies will help them start the new school year strong.”
2015-16 California budget allocates $5 million to improve emergency services
LEMOORE– Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) was joined by the Police Chiefs from Avenal, Corcoran, and Lemoore to unveil, for the first time, the conceptual designs and blueprints for the proposed public safety infrastructure improvements and projects planned around the County. The 2015-2016 California State budget included $5 million for Kings County cities that will enable law enforcement agencies to better serve the public.
“I have worked tirelessly with local law enforcement to secure vital funding resources for the Central Valley and today we will get a glimpse of the plans for these funds,” said Assemblymember Salas. “The $5 million for public safety and emergency infrastructure in Valley cities will enable law enforcement agencies to improve emergency response and ultimately keep us safe.”
Update to ongoing drought conditions and recommendations moving forward
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review, held an informational hearing at the State Capitol entitled “Drought Emergency Services: Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Communities”. The hearing convened key leaders in drought response to discuss the state’s response to the ongoing drought and its impact on the Central Valley region.
“As California enters its fourth year of extreme drought it is necessary to remain mindful of the progress made in addressing the crisis and identify the challenges that lie ahead,” said Salas. “When it comes to the drought, the most significant impacts are found in the Central Valley and this hearing shed light on ways to effectively assist our most vulnerable communities especially as we approach the peak of this year’s drought conditions.”
AB 1168 retains qualified peace officers; awaits Governor’s signature
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced that his Assembly Bill (AB) 1168 has been approved by both houses of the Legislature with bipartisan support and now advances to the Governor to be signed into law. The bill ensures that county jails can retain qualified personnel by bringing parity to deputy sheriffs that are hired.
“AB 1168 is a common-sense measure that will help our state retain qualified peace officers and ensure safety in our county jails,” said Assemblymember Salas. “The discrepancy that exists between officer classifications causes undue hardship for qualified deputies and also burdens counties that subsequently have to retrain those deputies.”
AB 590 (Salas/Dahle) protects renewable energy, air quality, and jobs
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymembers Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) announced their Assembly Bill (AB) 590 was approved by the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications with unanimous and bipartisan support. AB 590 will incentivize biomass utilization of agriculture waste, divert biomass from landfills, save jobs, and create renewable energy.
“Biomass power generation is a clean and efficient way to produce renewable energy and help improve our air. In fact, the Covanta Delano power station has helped reduce 96 percent of the pollutants released from open-field burning while converting over 300,000 tons of agricultural waste per year into clean, renewable energy.” said Assemblymember Salas. “AB 590 provides the necessary structure and resources to protect and incentivize biomass power in California and I commend the Senate committee’s vote for moving this bill forward.”
BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today issued the following statement on the death of Bakersfield Police Officer David Nelson:
"Officer David Nelson made the ultimate sacrifice while performing his sworn duty. On behalf of the state of California and our community, I extend my deepest sympathies to his family, his loved ones, and the entire Bakersfield Police Department.”
Budget allocates funding to police facilities in Avenal, Corcoran, and Lemoore
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) issued the following statement regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s signing of the 2015-16 state budget:
“I have worked tirelessly with local law enforcement to secure vital funding resources for the Central Valley in the budget - and today with the Governor’s signature, we will finally see that funding delivered to our communities,” said Assemblymember Salas. “The $5 million for public safety infrastructure in Valley cities will enable law enforcement agencies to better serve the public and ultimately, keep us safe.”