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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) releases the following statement on the passing of Sharon Runner:
“I would like to extend my condolences to the Runner family today. Senator Runner will be remembered for her kindness and the warm working relationship she fostered with her colleagues. As a resident of San Bernardino County, I would like to thank her for the tireless advocacy for our county during her tenure in the Legislature. Senator Runner was a wonderful person and her presence will be missed in the State Capitol.”
SACRAMENTO – AB 1584 by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee after receiving unanimous support in the Senate Human Services Committee. The bill would reinstate the cost of living adjustment for the Social Security Insurance/State Supplemental Payment (SSI/SSP) grant, and lift an estimated 1.3 million Californians out of poverty.
“I want to thank my colleagues in the Senate for their advocacy on behalf on of California’s seniors," Assemblymember Brown said. "This legislation will lift over one million seniors and adults with disabilities out of poverty."
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issues the following statement on the passing of the budget:
“This budget simultaneously invests in California’s future and is fiscally responsible. As Chairperson of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, I am very pleased that the budget begins to address the needs of California’s senior population and lays the groundwork to further prepare for the upcoming silver tsunami. The budget also removes the cap on the CalWORKs Maximum Family Grant, which will help 95,000 California families and 130,000 children.”
SAN BERNARDINO - Outstanding men from the 47th Assembly District will be honored by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) at her 4th Annual Men of Distinction program on Friday, June 17.
This year, Assemblymember Brown will recognize: Burt Seuylemezian, owner of Burt’s Jewelry in Grand Terrace; Councilman Jesse Sandoval, City of Fontana; Pastor Draymond Crawford, a project manager at Sonrise Senior Citizen Villa in Fontana; Channing Hawkins, a representative of the Laborers’ International Union of North America; Colton Utilities Commissioner John Anaya; Sr. Pastor Raymond Turner, Temple Missionary Baptist Church; and Gary Grossich, chair of the Bloomington MAC and owner of Nickelodeon Pizza in Colton.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issues the following statement on the passing of labor activist Helen F. Chavez:
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Helen F. Chavez. Helen and her husband Cesar Chavez dedicated their lives fighting for the rights of farm workers and strengthening California’s labor movement. She is a great example of how change can be achieved when people commit themselves to family, community and the pursuit of social justice.”
SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement today on the passing of Rialto Councilman Shawn O’Connell:
“I am saddened by the passing of Rialto Councilman Shawn O’Connell. Despite his physical disability, he was a very active member of the Rialto community and was always there for the local residents. He would regularly attend and participate in school board meetings and public events. He was very warm, respectful and always had a positive attitude. In addition to being a great representative for the city, he was also dedicated to protecting and serving his community as a police officer. I know that Councilman O’Connell will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and I extend my heartfelt sympathy to his entire family during this very difficult time.”
SACRAMENTO – AB 1584 by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) moves to the Senate after receiving unanimous support on the Assembly Floor. AB 1584 will reinstate cost of living adjustment for the Social Security Insurance/State Supplemental Payment (SSI/SSP) grant, and lift an estimated 1.3 million Californians out of poverty.
“AB 1584 was the culmination of three years of hard work and compromise and would not have been possible without the tireless advocacy of California’s seniors," Assemblymember Brown said. "This legislation will lift over one million seniors and adults with disabilities out of poverty."
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issues the following statement commenting on the May Revise:
“I am very pleased that the Governor’s proposed a budget that is fiscally responsible and increases funding for our courts, schools and public safety. As Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, I am also pleased to see the Governor has committed to restore funding for IHHS and CalWORKs. However, I will continue to work with the Governor to ensure that senior support programs and SSI/SSP are funded at their prerecession levels. Every day for the next 13 years 1,000 Californians will turn 65 and it is imperative that we commit the necessary resources to ensure that they have the opportunity to age with dignity.”
SAN BERNARDINO – A project designed to improve the interchange at I-10 and Riverside Avenue in the City of Rialto is under consideration for a $72 million grant funded by the United States Department of Transportation. If awarded, the funds will be allocated to support construction and expansion of the I-10 interchange and Riverside Avenue.
“As a member of the Transportation Committee, I’m really excited that the City of Rialto is being considered for a federal grant to improve and expand the Riverside Avenue and I-10 freeway interchange. I commend Mayor Deborah Robertson for her tireless efforts to fund this important project, and Caltrans for providing a recommendation to the Department of Transportation. The Inland Empire, known as a transportation hub for both rail and truck service, is one of the fastest growing regions in the state. If selected, the project would benefit commuters, companies moving freight in and through San Bernardino County, and companies shipping goods and services in and out of the BNSF Intermodal Railway. It would have a strong economic impact on our community by creating local jobs and investing in area businesses. As a proud recipient of the Legislator of the Year Award by the California Trucking Association for promoting the efficient movement of goods, I enthusiastically support this vital transportation project,” remarked Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino).
SACRAMENTO – U.S. Bank and Related Companies of California have partnered to add eighty new affordable housing units to Bloomington Grove Apartments. In addition to affordable housing, Bloomington Grove will provide residents with free social services, such as English as a second language classes, afterschool programs and financial planning services.
“Our community is extremely excited that U.S. Bank and Related Companies have collaborated to increase affordable housing in San Bernardino County,” Assemblymember Brown said. “The Inland Empire was ravaged by the housing crisis and affordable developments that also act as a delivery point for social services are needed in our community.”