SAN BERNARDINO - In partnership with environmental advocates Grid Alternatives and the Sierra Club, Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown will host a Green Mixer on Thursday, June 27 at the Vanir Tower in San Bernardino from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The event will feature networking opportunities with employers from the green collar jobs sector in the Inland Empire.
“The goal of this event is to spread the word about the availability of green collar jobs in our region. We will have several employers on hand to explain the employment opportunities available in their respective companies, so I encourage the public to attend this important event,” said Assemblymember Brown.
SACRAMENTO - AB 285, a bill introduced by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), has passed out of the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee with a bipartisan vote of ten to zero.
AB 285 would expand the definition of a microenterprise and offer entrepreneurial training programs with specialized assistance to small businesses in California. Under AB 285, a microenterprise would be classified as a business with five or fewer employees including the business owner.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) has selected La Pasta Italia as the 47th District’s Small Business of the Year. La Pasta Italia, located in Grand Terrace, is owned and operated by the current Grand Terrace mayor, Walt Stanckiewitz, and his wife, Monique Stanckiewitz.
“I’m so excited to acknowledge and select La Pasta Italia as my Small Business of the Year. La Pasta Italia has been providing quality food to the restaurant industry and the community for several years now. They have a statewide reach and an excellent reputation in my district. They’ve come so far and I’m so proud of them,” said Assemblymember Brown.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) is proud to announce that her bill, AB 1094, passed out of the Assembly with a bipartisan vote of 77 to 0. AB 1094 will expand the definition of disability-based unearned income to include veteran’s disability compensation and help California’s veterans get the assistance they need to care for their families.
“There is no reason that a veteran’s benefits should be treated differently than other federal assistance. Returning veterans are having a difficult time readjusting to life and it is our responsibility to help them in their transition,” said Assemblymember Brown.
SACRAMENTO – AB 1310, authored by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), passed the Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill, which received a vote of 78-0 on Thursday, May 30, revises the current criteria for admission to subacute pediatric care facilities.
“This is a simple bill that will increase access to subacute care facilities and services for some of our state’s most medically fragile children. These unique facilities offer cost-effective quality care for children in environments that support their developmental growth and family bonding,” said Assemblymember Brown.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement today in response to Fontana and San Bernardino schools receiving State Allocation Board funds for new construction and renovations:
“I’m so pleased to announce that Lytle Creek Elementary, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School and Fontana Junior High School will receive more than $4.2 million from the State Allocation Board for renovations and new construction. Additionally, the State Allocation Board has dedicated $11.2 million toward the construction of the new Pakuma K-8 School in San Bernardino. This critical funding will assist our schools in creating a better learning environment for our most vulnerable children and provide much needed space. Considering our state’s economic challenges, I’m so proud to hear that my district has received funding to help improve educational opportunities for our children. I look forward to supporting our local school district leaders as they move forward in the process to secure these critical funds.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revision:
“I look forward to working with my colleagues to review Governor Brown’s May Budget Revision proposal. I am very pleased to see that the budget calls for 56 new positions to help the Secretary of State eliminate the backlog and red tape of business filings. This will be very helpful for small businesses to stimulate economic growth and jobs for our region. In addition, I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure his proposal to reshape the Enterprise Zone Program and the New Jobs Hiring Credit is beneficial for the growth of businesses and jobs in my cities.
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) is seeking nominations to identify and honor outstanding fathers 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 as Father of the Year.
The nominee should be a father who serves as a role model and maintains involvement in his children’s education and activities. One nomination per person will be accepted. For each submission, one nomination form describing the nominee’s qualifications and reasons for making the nomination is required. Nominees must live in the 47th Assembly District. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Please contact Jon Gaede at (909) 381-3238 for more information.
SAN BERNARDINO - Today, Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) recognized the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebration on Sunday, May 5.
"I'm looking forward to celebrating the 151st Anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, an important day in history that commemorates Mexican soldiers who bravely fought to defend their country against the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Cinco de Mayo is also a day to recognize the national pride, culture, heritage and accomplishments of Mexicans and Mexican Americans."
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Small Business Financing and Development Opportunities, will host a free Business Summit and Expo featuring expert research economist Dr. John Husing in partnership with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) and the Inland Empire Small Business Financial Development Corporation (IESBFDC) on Friday, May 17 at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The event will feature various panel discussions and offer networking opportunities for Inland Empire business owners. Keynote speaker Dr. Husing, an expert analyst in Southern California’s growing economy, will give an address on regional economic trends for San Bernardino County.