Sacramento, CA – With a bipartisan vote in the State Assembly today, California moved one step closer to enacting the nation’s most comprehensive election disclosure law. Assembly Bill 700, authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), requires all non-candidate campaign committees to disclose the identity of their top three funders in all campaign advertisements.
“Voters deserve transparency in our electoral process,” said Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez. “Today’s vote moves us forward in the fight to undue the influence of unlimited money in our elections created by the Citizens United decision. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to stand with me and the California Clean Money campaign and deliver this bill to Governor Brown.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) recently had the State Assembly adjourn in the memory of Frank Wada. The longtime Lincoln Heights resident was a true community leader and a friend to all in Northeast Los Angeles who passed away in late 2015. “From events throughout the northeast to neighborhood council meetings, you could always count on Frank being there,” Assemblymember Gomez said during his tribute to Wada on the Assembly floor. “Frank valued the act of listening to others and his ever-presence will be missed by the Lincoln Heights community.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Los Angeles) - Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) joined a huge #PinkOut rally at Los
Angeles City Hall in support of Planned Parenthood. Assemblymember Gomez says Planned Parenthood is
crucial to the people of his district because it provides free health services to many low
AB 1251 Expected to Accelerate Los Angeles River Revitalization
Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 1251 defines greenways and authorizes non-profits, whose primary
purpose is the development of greenways, to acquire and revitalize these protected lands for public
enjoyment. The measure, authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), passed
both houses of the Legislature and is headed to Governor Jerry Brown.
Under AB 1251, a greenway will be defined as a bicycle and pedestrian, non-motorized vehicle
transportation and recreational travel corridor adjacent to an urban waterway. This new definition
provides local governments the ability to include greenways into the local open-space strategy of their
general plan. Waterways, such as the LA River, will be able to accelerate revitalization efforts under
Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 1230, authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, creates the California Americans with Disabilities Small Business Capital Access Loan Program to assist small businesses in qualifying for loans to retrofit existing facilities to comply with the federal American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The program is designed to be self-sustaining with an initial transfer of $10 million from the state’s General Fund to serve as seed money. Low administrative costs will help keep the program fiscally prudent, while annual interest collections and low default rates will make the program self-sustaining in future years.
Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 88, authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), increases access to energy and water efficient appliances for low-income families throughout California by providing a sales and use tax exemption for energy and water efficient appliances provided free-of-cost to qualified families through programs such as the state’s Energy Savings Assistance Program (ESAP). The measure, approved with bipartisan support in both houses of the Legislature, is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature.
AB 88 requires any savings resulting from the sales and use tax exemption to be used to purchase more energy and water efficient appliances to serve more low-income families. Programs such as ESAP work with utility companies to replace old and inefficient appliances with new energy efficient models at no-cost to qualified families who otherwise cannot afford making these purchases.
(Los Angeles) – California State Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) represent districts at opposite ends of the state. Yet, Assembly District 17-San Francisco and Assembly District 51-Los Angeles have very similar populations and face some of the same issues. So to get a better understanding of North versus South, Assemblymembers Gomez and Chiu swapped districts for three days during summer legislative recess. Although, the two legislators remained loyal to their baseball teams, the Giants and the Dodgers, the swap was an exercise in understanding with a little friendly rivalry thrown in the mix. Watch this Assembly Access Video find out how this experiment turned out.
(Los Angeles) - Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Assemblymembers Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) and Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and a large coalition of local government officials - including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis - gathered in Los Angeles to discuss the State Legislature’s special session on transportation infrastructure and the reasons why new infrastructure funding is vital to the state. “It may be a bumpy road, but we believe that we can find a solution that will concretely and tangibly make Californians’ lives better by making safer roads that keep goods and people moving,” said Assembly Speaker Atkins. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.