Sacramento – The Assembly Committee on Education passed Assembly Bill (AB) 1531, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which requires that public charter schools be governed by boards that are either elected or appointed.
“Due to recent changes by CalPERS in their charter school questionnaire, nine charter schools have been denied participation into the public pension system,” said Assemblymember Chau. “There is a very real concern that charter school employees will not be entitled to the same public retirement plans as any other California public employee.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) wrote House Resolution 27 declaring January 28, 2014 as California Data Privacy Day. Assemblymember Chau says Data Privacy Day, which is celebrated annually on January 28th around the world in honor of the first international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, is intended to increase awareness of privacy and data protection issues among consumers, organizations and government officials. “In light of the recent disclosure of the NSA surveillance programs and also the announcement of commercial drone testing and the recent security breach of millions of retail customers, it is more important than ever for everyone to be aware of the need for privacy protection and responsible data management,” said Assemblymember Chau. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO - Today, Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) presented House Resolution 27 on the Assembly Floor, which recognized January 28th as California Data Privacy Day. The theme for Data Privacy Day is "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust."
"As technology continues to rapidly evolve, many of us are unaware of the risks posed to privacy by new technologies," said Assemblymember Chau. "Data Privacy Day encourages all Californians to discuss technology and learn about the tools available to control their own privacy online."
(Sacramento) – Governor Jerry Brown laid out a cautiously optimistic plan for California’s future in his annual State of the State Address. California State Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) agrees with the governor’s vision and looks forward to working to achieve their shared goals. Assemblymember Chau says the plan to create a better rainy day fund will provide added stability to California’s recovering economy. Hear Assemblymember Chau’s entire response to the governor’s speech in this Assembly Access Video.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D – Monterey Park) released the following statement upon announcement of the Governor's 2014-2015 State Budget proposal:
"The Governor has produced a budget that maintains stability and expands opportunities, which are the cornerstones of the Assembly Democrats Blueprint for a Responsible Budget.
In past years, I saw firsthand the impact that California's economic struggles had on my constituents. I am pleased to hear that in order to withstand economic downturns, the Governor proposes paying into the state's Rainy Day Fund, by capturing spikes in revenues, and paying down the Wall of Debt.
ALHAMBRA – Today, the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development and Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance held a joint-hearing to listen to representatives of the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), and other stakeholders on the status of the Keep Your Home California (KYHC) Program.
ROSEMEAD – On Saturday, October 26th, residents from throughout the San Gabriel Valley attended a town hall discussion led by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) on the implementation of Covered California, the state’s health care exchange created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Hosted at The Garvey Center, in attendance were experts from AARP, AltaMed Health Services, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Chinatown Service Center, and Neighborhood Legal Services.
MAOF President Martin Castro with Assemblymember Ed Chau
MAOF President Martin Castro was one of seven outstanding community role models recognized by Assemblymember Ed Chau on September 20 for their invaluable service and contributions to their local community. Created in 1992 by Marcia Bullard, President and CEO of USA WEEKEND Magazine, “Make a Difference Day” is celebrated annually across the nation as a day of volunteerism and recognition of those who are dedicated to enhancing their communities. This year, Assemblymember Chau honored seven excellent individuals who live, work, or volunteer in the 49th Assembly District, including Martin Castro. Mr. Castro was accompanied by MAOF Board Member Jerry Velasco and MAOF corporate partners Carlos Illingsworth of Vons and Nancy Limon of Coca-Cola.
Jerry Brown became California’s longest-serving governor earlier this month. But the state he governs now is drastically different than the one he first faced in 1975. That dynamic landscape is illustrated nowhere more clearly than in the blending and shifting of the borders between technology and individuals’ privacy rights.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 873, by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which establishes new eligible uses and priorities for funding under the Emergency Housing and Assistance Program (EHAP).
"The state has very limited resources available to address homelessness. We need to maximize those resources to the fullest extent,” said Assemblymember Chau. “The federal government has adopted a new approach to combating homelessness, based on evidence that shows that permanent supportive housing is the most effective model for helping homeless individuals and families. AB 873 aligns EHAP with these evidence-based strategies in order to both improve outcomes and increase the competitiveness of California applicants for federal funding opportunities.”