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.
SAN BERNARDINO -Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) celebrated groundbreaking women from the 47th Assembly District at her Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards event on Friday, April 26 at the Vanir Tower in San Bernardino.
The 2013 honorees were: Mayor Sarah Zamora, City of Colton; Mayor Deborah Robertson, City of Rialto; Councilwoman Darcy McNaboe, City of Grand Terrace; and Mrs. Lisha Smith, deputy executive officer of the Legislative and Public Affairs Office at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement today in response to a report that shows California’s unemployment rate at a downward spiral.
“According to data released by the California Employment Development Department, California’s unemployment rate decreased to 9.4 percent in March, and nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 25,500 during the month for a total gain of 746,800 jobs since the recovery began in February 2010; however, in the 47th Assembly District, we must escalate our efforts to increase employment opportunities in San Bernardino County because the unemployment rate is 10.5 percent.
SACRAMENTO - A bill that seeks to protect access to financing for manufactured homeowners, AB 379, passed out of the Assembly Floor with a bi-partisan vote of 75 to 0 and is headed to the Senate.
Manufactured homes (i.e. mobile homes), unlike traditional homes, must be built on a permanent chassis and have the ability to move to different locations. This creates an issue of whether manufactured homes are considered chattel (i.e. personal property such as a car) or real property (i.e. unmovable property such as a building). For most lenders, manufactured homes are considered chattel, which can limit financing options for homeowners.
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) will host her 1st Annual Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards Reception on Friday, April 26 at the Vanir Tower in San Bernardino. During the event, Assemblymember Brown will honor a number of key women leaders throughout the 47th Assembly District who have broken down barriers to help create opportunities for other women.
This year’s honorees are all women who have broken the proverbial ceiling; they include Mayor Deborah Robertson, City of Rialto; Mayor Sarah Zamora, City of Colton; Councilmember Darcy McNaboe, City of Grand Terrace; and Mrs. Lisha Smith, deputy executive officer of the Legislative and Public Affairs Office at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).
SACRAMENTO - AB 285, a bill introduced by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), has passed out of the Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy (JEDE) Committee with a vote of six to one and now moves to the Appropriations Committee.
AB 285 would expand the definition of a microenterprise and offer entrepreneurial training programs and 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) issued the following statement today in response to NCAA and Adidas pulling back on sales of Kevin Ware t-shirts.
"I'm pleased to hear that NCAA and Adidas have agreed to pull back on sales of the Kevin Ware t-shirts. Kevin Ware suffered a horrific injury and the initial response to profit from it is unconscionable. College Sports is the only industry in America where this type of business practice and treatment of the workforce is tolerated. With the introduction of my bill, AB 475, it is my goal to end this form of exploitation of young men and women.