This year’s budget is a strong reflection of California’s priorities: increasing funding and access to quality education, reducing poverty and rebuilding our economy.
Assembly Democrats pushed for these priorities in the budget. After negotiating with the Governor, we were able to produce a budget we can all be proud of. Read More
A college degree means greater opportunity. The State of California offers ways to help you afford this life-changing educational experience. Find out more by attending an informative workshop. Read More
“Investing in California” initiative highlights the work of local non-profits
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Das Williams (D – Carpinteria) has partnered with AT&T to spearhead their new program, “Investing in California”. The goal of the investment initiative is to bring attention to the great work of local non-profits while providing them with the financial resources they need to further their missions. In order to accomplish this, Assemblymember Williams selected five non-profits to receive a $1,000 award.
SACRAMENTO – AB 682, also known as the Mobile Home Utility Upgrades Bill, authored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D – Carpinteria) cleared the Assembly Floor today on a vote of 74-0 and now moves to the Governor’s desk. AB 682 provides a narrow exemption to the title requirements for a mobile home when a utility makes electric and gas system upgrades, which enhances both public safety and service reliability for the state’s mobile home residents.
Most mobile home park submeter systems are reaching the end of their useful life, with some reaching a service life as long as 70 years. In order to combat this aging infrastructure, the Mobilehome Park Utility Upgrade Program offers a voluntary three year pilot program, established by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), authorizing each California investor-owned utility to convert ten percent of both their gas and electric mobile home park spaces to direct utility service.
SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Natural Resources Committee held a joint informational hearing with the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee today on a first-of-its-kind scientific review of the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), which is used to increase oil and natural gas production in the California.
The Committees, led by Assembly Natural Resources Committee Chair Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) and Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee Chair Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) reviewed recent findings by a scientific panel about the use of hydraulic fracturing and other well stimulation treatments, such as acidizing, for enhancing recovery of petroleum resources.
SACRAMENTO - The Governor has signed AB-1291, a bill authored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D
- Carpinteria) which would allow the Ventura County retirement system to become an independent,
public employer district within the Ventura County Employee Retirement Association (VCERA).
Importantly, this bill authorizes the retirement system to directly employ five management
positions as employees of the retirement system, exempting them from the county civil service
Assemblymember Das Williams (D – Carpinteria) will host a Water Conservation Summit, free and open to the public, on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library.
Co-sponsoring entities include the City of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria Valley Water District, Goleta Water District, Santa Barbara County Water Agency, and Sweetwater Collaborative.
In the summer, Isla Vista is perfect. The cool coastal breeze softens the heat rays bouncing off the asphalt, and the feeling of camaraderie among the college students who stayed in town for the three warm months is great. An un-crowded beach town during the summer — who would want to be any place else?
We all know I.V. is the opposite of light during the remaining nine months of the year. To call Isla Vista a densely populated unincorporated area is a bureaucratic buzz phrase that dulls the image of thousands of students packed into shabby apartments.