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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) has been appointed by Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), to chair the Assembly Select Committee on Small Business in the Inland Empire.
“I am honored that the Speaker has trusted me to chair this very important select committee,” Assemblymember Brown said. “I am very encouraged that leadership acknowledges that the robust economic recovery being experienced in California’s coastal communities, has not reached the Inland Empire.”
The Select Committee on Small Business in the Inland Empire has the goal of identifying policies that will increase private investment in the region and help local entrepreneurs start new small businesses, in addition to expanding existing ones. The Inland Empire is the fastest growing region in California and has over 4 million residents, making it the 13th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
“As California’s economic recovery continues, the Inland Empire has a tremendous opportunity going forward. San Bernardino and Riverside Counties are vital to the southern California economy and will need thriving small businesses to serve our growing population. This select committee is a step in ensuring that our region’s economic recovery resembles our coastal neighbors,” concluded Assemblymember Brown.
Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, will be honored with The Capitol Caregiver Award by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) on Friday, February 27, in Fontana. The award will be given by AARP California State President Patricia Perez.
Now serving in her second term, among her greatest priorities have been addressing senior care issues. Her key legislative victories among senior care issues include the passage of AJR 29, which memorialized the Congress and president of the United States to restore federal funding cuts made to senior nutrition programs, and AB 1899, which ensures that a licensee who abandons residents and their residential care facility be prohibited from operating in California indefinitely.
SAN BERNARDINO – In recognition of Black History Month, Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) has selected Rialto resident Don Griggs as her 2015 Unsung Hero. The Unsung Hero Award is given to an individual who has contributed to the advancement of equal rights. During Assembly Floor Session on Monday, February 9th, Griggs will be honored for his determination to break color barriers at a major corporation at a time when African Americans were only hired to do tedious labor.
“I’m very proud to recognize Mr. Don Griggs as my Unsung Hero,” said Assemblymember Brown. “In the 1960s, he broke the proverbial glass ceiling when he became the first African American manager of Southern California Edison, Eastern Division. He managed the second busiest office in the Edison system, and was very instrumental in helping African Americans with services including opening a satellite payment branch to allow for payments to be made in their community. His advocacy made a significant impact and I want to take this opportunity to thank him.”
SACRAMENTO – AssemblymemberCheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) is pleased to announce that three companies in the 47th Assembly District were awarded over five million in Cal Compete Tax Credits from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).
“I would like to congratulate Niagara Bottling and QVC, INC. of Rialto and CSI Tubular Products of Fontana on being awarded the Cal Competes Tax Credits. I am proud to have these businesses as part of our community,” Assemblymember Brown said.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issues the following statement commenting on Governor Brown’s Inaugural address:
“As Governor Brown begins his historic fourth term as the Chief Executive of California, I was very encouraged with his inaugural address remarks. I fully support his effort to rebuild the state’s highways, reduce college tuition, and repay local governments. California’s future is extremely bright and I look forward to working with the Governor to continue to implement the Local Control Funding Formula for education, pass a balanced budget and spur economic growth. However, as the Chair of the Assembly Aging and Long-Term-Care Committee, I will press the Governor and my colleagues in the Legislature to make sure that our commitment to serve California’s ever growing aging population is carried out.”
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), in partnership with the San Bernardino City Unified School District, will co-host the 2nd Annual College Affordability Forum and Resource Fair at Arroyo Valley High School in the school theater on Wednesday, December 10, from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. The focus of the event is to inform students of alternatives for saving and paying for college.
“With student debt spiraling upward, it’s more important than ever to host this criticalevent,” said Assemblymember Brown. “We plan to discuss the Middle Class Scholarship, Dream Act, Cal Grants, and other forms of financial aid. In addition, we will be discussing the factors to be considered when choosing colleges, getting admitted and free vocational training information. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore viable funding options for your students.”
SAN BERNARDINO - This Christmas holiday, Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) invites the public to attend her Holiday Open House on Monday, December 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Vanir Tower, which is located at 290 North D Street, San Bernardino, Suite 903.
Constituents and stakeholders are encouraged to take this opportunity to meet Assemblymember Brown and her staff and drop off a gift for the 2nd Annual Toy Drive.
Sacramento, CA - The California Legislative Black Caucus calls for peaceful protests after an unusual nighttime announcement of the Ferguson Grand Jury decision not to indict Officer Wilson for fatally shooting unarmed teenager, Michael Brown.
“Let us channel our feelings in a positive manner to bring about change in a meaningful and peaceful way so that the life of this young man was not in vain,” states Senator Holly Mitchell, Chair of the CLBC.
“In the spirit of peace and harmony, let nonviolence prevail, let’s link our hearts and our minds by channeling the spirit of Martin Luther King, who believed that “Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.”
Violence and destruction of private property will not achieve anything but only feed the legacy of racism and distrust that permeates our Nation. Let us duplicate instead the legacy of those who marched in peace and harmony in Selma and work together as a community to bring about meaningful criminal justice reform.
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) invites the public to attend a free Senior Fraud Stopper Seminar on Thursday, October 16, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the Hutton Community Center in Colton. Experts will provide fraud prevention information relevant to home repair, telemarketing, unclaimed property, identity theft, mortgages, and more.
SACRAMENTO - AB 1899 authored Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) has been signed into law by Governor Brown. This bill, sponsored by AARP California, will exclude a licensee who abandons a residential care facility from obtaining licensure for any other facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services.