SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement today in response to a cap and trade program that would impose a gas tax, effective January 1, 2015:
“Last month, I supported a proposal to urge Governor Brown to delay a cap and trade tax on gasoline because I was concerned about its impact on the 47th Assembly District’s constituents and businesses. In San Bernardino County, our mass transportation system is very limited and in some areas nonexistent. The majority of our constituents rely on their cars for everything; to get to work, take their children to school, run errands and visit the doctor’s office.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement today in response to Colton, Fontana and Rialto receiving the 2014 Housing-Related Parks (HRP) Program funds:
“I’m proud to announce that the cities of Colton, Fontana and Rialto will receive more than $1.1 million from the State Department of Housing and Community Development to increase the supply of affordable housing and improve parks and recreation facilities. This funding is a major step toward meeting our region’s critical housing and community development needs. Considering the competitive nature of this grant, I’m so pleased to hear that my district will receive funding to improve affordable housing, which strengthens our local economy while providing a better standard of living for our residents.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) presented the Small Business of the Year Award to State Farm Insurance agent Phil Cothran during the annual California Small Business Day hosted by the California Small Business Association on Monday, June 16, in Sacramento.
“I’m excited to recognize State Farm Insurance agent Phil Cothran as my Small Business Person of the Year. He’s a successful business owner and advocate for his community. He’s been very involved as a member and community volunteer with organizations such as the Fontana Chamber of Commerce, the Fontana Rotary Club, the Fontana Police Department and the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board. He is an asset to our community and I greatly appreciate his dedicated service,” said Assemblymember Brown.
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), a member of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, will co-host a free Housing Resource Fair in partnership with the Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire (NHSIE), the County of San Bernardino and the City of San Bernardino on Saturday, June 28, on the corner of E and Court Street in San Bernardino from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
During the event, financial counselors will be available to assist homebuyers with credit concerns and guide them through a pre-approved home loan process. The event will also feature information on down payment assistance, loan modifications and home improvement courses.
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) honored outstanding men from the 47th Assembly District at her annual Men of Distinction program on Friday, June 20, at the Grand Terrace Community Center.
The recognition event was attended by the honorees and their family members and included special appearances from Mayor Carey Davis, Mayor Pro Tem Virginia Marquez and Councilman Rikke Van Johnson, City of San Bernardino; Mayor Pro Tem Edward Palmer, City of Rialto; City Treasurer Janet Koehler-Brooks, City of Fontana; and Trustee Joseph Williams, San Bernardino Community College District.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement in response to the budget passage:
“This year’s budget, crafted through the collaborative efforts of the Assembly, the Senate, and the governor, will provide vital resources to California and fund programs and projects that benefit communities throughout the state, including the 47th Assembly District. The budget provides over $100 million for affordable housing and will help create jobs in areas of new construction. It also contains a $500 million allocation to county sheriff’s offices for jail space and other facilities to help ease the cost of prison realignment on our local law enforcement officials with a special emphasis on rehabilitation. I am especially pleased about the $223 million increase in court funding, which includes $40 million in one-time funds for court facilities. Finally, this budget reinvests in our students and repairs the damage done by multiple years of budget cuts that eroded our state’s public education system by sending billions - including an additional $4.7 billion in local control funding and $6 billion in deferral repayments - back to our schools.
SACRAMENTO - AB 1898, a bill by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), passed out of the Assembly with 68 members voting in favor. The bill seeks to modify the Health and Safety Code to improve the public health reporting system and ensure access to appropriate care and treatment of HIV/AIDS patients.
“I am pleased that AB 1898 was overwhelming passed by my colleagues in the Assembly,” stated Assemblymember Brown, “this legislation will allow communicable diseases to be reported as co-infections with HIV/AIDS to facilitate effective patient care and treatment.”
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) is seeking nominations to identify and honor outstanding men whose successes and contributions to the 47th Assembly District have set the standard for future generations to emulate. A selection committee will use the nomination forms and independent research to make final selections to be recognized by Assemblymember Brown.
The nominees should be respected role models who have made an impact with their ideas, achievements and overall commitment to excellence in the 47th Assembly District. One nomination per person will be accepted. For each submission, one nomination form describing the nominee’s qualifications and your reason for nominating the individual is required. Nominees must live in the 47th Assembly District.
On Monday, May 19, Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown met with NAACP leaders during their Annual Legislative Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento. During their visit, NAACP members expressed policy concerns related to civil rights and social justice issues.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement in response to this week’s grand opening of the San Bernardino Justice Center:
“I’m extremely excited about the new San Bernardino Justice Center in my district. The new courthouse will ensure and increase access to our legal system and enable the judicial system to efficiently serve the citizens of this county. Additionally, the new Justice Center has the potential to stimulate economic growth and revitalization in downtown San Bernardino by attracting and promoting ancillary businesses. Having the Center open and functional, makes our legislative efforts to increase the number of judges for San Bernardino County a more accessible goal. It is even more attainable now that the Governor’s May budget revisions have proposed a $160 million increase for trial court operations as a part of a two-year strategy to stabilize trial court funding.”