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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) was named the Legislator of the Year by the California Trucking Association. The California Trucking Association promotes leadership in the California motor carrier industry and advocates for a safe, environmentally responsible and efficient California transportation goods movement system.
“I am honored to be named legislator of the year by the California Trucking Association,” Assemblymember Brown said. “Goods movement is vital to the economy of the Inland Empire and California’s trucking industry has been a leader in supporting small business in our community and providing diverse employment opportunities.”
SAN BERNARDINO – In partnership with the Hispanic Inland Empire Chamber of Commerce, Colton Chamber of Commerce, Fontana Chamber of Commerce, Facebook and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz), Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) will co-host two small business workshops this month to help businesses expand, improve their services, boost their online traffic and increase their customer base.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown releases the following statement on the Assembly voting to increase the minimum wage:
“It is a great day in California when the Legislature can give six million Californians a raise by voting to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Wages have been stagnant for too long and our economic growth has been stifled because too many full-time workers have been relegated to poverty. I voted for SB 3 because it strikes the right balance between increasing incomes for millions of Californians while providing the state flexibility in times of economic or budgetary hardship.”
Back row: Robert Duarte Gutierrez (EMT, American Medical Response), Capt. Jack DeJong (San Bernardino County Fire), Chief Mark A. Garcia (Redlands P.D.), Dispatch Supervisor Annemarie Teall (San
Bernardino P.D.), San Bernardino Deputy Sheriff Shaun Wallen, Chief Jarrod Burguan (San Bernardino P.D.),San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon, Chief Thomas P. Hannemann (San Bernardino City Fire), SWAT Team Member Ryan Starling (San Bernardino City Fire Dept.), Firefighter Eric Sherwin (San Bernardino County Fire), Ashley Hubbell (on behalf of father Grant Hubbell, Battalion Chief with San Bernardino City Fire), Division Chief John Chamberlin (on behalf of Division Chief Kathleen Opliger, San Bernardino County Fire), Michael M. Neeki (Arrowhead Regional Medical Center).Back row: Robert Duarte Gutierrez (EMT, American Medical Response), Capt. Jack DeJong (San Bernardino County Fire), Chief Mark A. Garcia (Redlands P.D.), Dispatch Supervisor Annemarie Teall (San Bernardino P.D.), San Bernardino Deputy Sheriff Shaun Wallen, Chief Jarrod Burguan (San Bernardino P.D.), San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon, Chief Thomas P. Hannemann (San Bernardino City Fire), SWAT Team Member Ryan Starling (San Bernardino City Fire Dept.), Firefighter Eric Sherwin (San Bernardino County Fire), Ashley Hubbell (on behalf of father Grant Hubbell, Battalion Chief with San Bernardino City Fire), Division Chief John Chamberlin (on behalf of Division Chief Kathleen
Opliger, San Bernardino County Fire), Michael M. Neeki (Arrowhead Regional Medical Center).
Front row: San
Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis, San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales, San Bernardino City
Councilmember Fred Shorett, Assemblymember Eric Linder (R-Corona), Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-
Pomona), Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D–San Bernardino), Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Assemblymember Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga), Assemblymember Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake), Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), San Bernardino City Councilmember John Valdivia, San Bernardino City Councilmember Virginia Marquez.
SACRAMENTO –AssemblymemberCheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), Vice Chair of the Inland Empire Caucus, led an Assembly floor ceremony on Monday to recognize the heroism of the first responders who bravely risked their lives during the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement on the shooting death of Jason Spears in San Bernardino:
“Our community has experienced an immense and tragic loss. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the family, loved ones, and friends of Jason Spears, who was a victim of senseless gang violence this past Sunday night in San Bernardino. I wish Jason's cousin, Terrance Spears, who was also shot but is expected to survive, a speedy recovery. At this time, our community must stand together to put an end to this unnecessary and barbaric violence. We must help the authorities find the cowards who have inflicted immense pain to an entire community, and implement strategies to end the rise in violence and crime we are currently experiencing. Within the coming months, I will be convening a special legislative panel in San Bernardino to begin the process of finding solutions.”
SAN BERNARDINO – In celebration of Women's History Month, Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) will honor San Bernardino City Councilwoman Virginia Marquez for her outstanding efforts to help victims of the December 2 tragedy in San Bernardino. She will also be acknowledged for combating homelessness in the city by creating a new resource center to assist them.
"I'm very proud to announce that Councilwoman Virginia Marquez is the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 47th Assembly District," stated Assemblymember Brown. "She will be recognized during Monday's Assembly floor session for her commitment to the families that suffered during the recent December 2 tragedy in San Bernardino. On the day of the attack, Councilwoman Marquez and city staff were instrumental in coordinating disaster relief efforts at the Rudy Hernández Community Center to provide resources, encouragement and prayers to the families of the victims. Additionally, in an effort to address homelessness, she co-authored the Homeless Action Plan, which offers emergency housing services for the homeless of San Bernardino. Although her vision was heavily criticized, she didn't give up. She continued her lobbying efforts and ultimately secured $600,000 in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds to construct the Homeless Access Center in San Bernardino. Her efforts have made a difference in our city."
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, was honored as a 2015 Freedom Fighter by the Disabled Veterans Business Alliance at their annual capitol conference.
“This is a tremendous honor,” Assemblymember Brown said. “Both my father and brother were veterans who ran their own businesses, so I know firsthand the contributions that veterans make to our local communities and economy when they decide to be entrepreneurs after serving our country.”
SAN BERNARDINO - As a follow up to her Transportation Summit and Trucking Roundtable, Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) will host a Logistics Town Hall on Friday, March 4, at San Bernardino Valley College.
“The logistics sector, which is responsible for moving goods from one place to another, plays a vital role in our economy and represents a large portion of jobs in the Inland Empire,” stated Assemblymember Brown. “Next week, we’re going to discuss challenges and ways to capitalize on opportunities for growth and development. I’m encouraging all interested parties to join me and learn how we can use logistics to strengthen our local economy.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown releases the following statement on Apple's refusal to comply with a court order to unlock terrorist's iPhone:
"I am extremely disappointed that Apple has refused to comply with a court order to unlock the cellphone of one of the perpetrators of the San Bernardino Terrorist Attack. I understand that it is important that government strike a balance between national security and privacy rights. However, when an ISIS inspired terrorist attack results in the deaths of 14 Americans, it is completely reasonable to investigate the encrypted information on the dead perpetrators iPhone. I believe that it is a fallacy that compliance with this court order would irreparably disrupt this balance. As a San Bernardino resident who continues to see the devastating impact that the December 2nd terrorist attack has had on my community, I urge Apple to comply with the court's order."
SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement on JCPenney returning to San Bernardino:
“It is my honor to welcome back JCPenney department store to the city of San Bernardino. Improving the economic climate of the 47th Assembly District is one of my main priorities; and I know that having JCPenney at the Inland Center Mall will be a wonderful asset to our region. It will revitalize our city by creating new jobs and broadening our tax base. As a resident, I feel very proud about the rich history of JCPenney in the city of San Bernardino. Once known as a community hub, JCPenney was a one stop shop of quality merchandise for the entire family. It served as a stand-alone store in the downtown area on the corner of 5th and E Streets, and became the anchor store at the Carousel Mall when it was built. Throughout its history in San Bernardino, JCPenney has been an integral part of our community. I would like to thank JCPenney for coming back to San Bernardino, and I look forward to the store remaining here for years to come.”