(SACRAMENTO)- Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC), introduced today a package of bills to ensure government transparency and workers’ rights at the California State Auditor's Office. The California State Auditor's Office is charged with performing financial and performance audits across state and local government. However, the appointment of the State Auditor has lacked transparency and specific details which Assembly Bill 32 corrects. The bill will require JLAC to select three candidates after conducting a comprehensive search, to be sent to the Governor for consideration. In addition, Assembly Bill 31 extends whistleblower protections to the over 150 employees of the auditor's office.
(SACRAMENTO)- The holiday season was in full swing as Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) hosted his 4th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive at his district office in Chino today. Rodriguez partnered with Fontana Water Company and Food 4 Less to donate Turkeys and fixings for a Thanksgiving meal to families in the 52nd Assembly District.
“The holiday season should be about enjoying time with loved ones, but too many families worry about how they are going to put food on the table,” said Rodriguez. “I am proud to be working with our wonderful community partners to help make the holidays a little brighter for the residents of our district.”
(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) issued the following statement regarding LA County Fairplex audit report released by the California State Auditor:
“I am shocked and disturbed by the findings uncovered through my state audit request of the Fairplex. Key findings include millions of dollars lost in revenue, overly compensated executives and disgraceful living conditions for RV Park residents renting space in the area. It's time to bring transparency and accountability to the Fairplex. I look forward to working with Los Angeles County to address the problems found,” said Assemblymember Rodriguez.
(POMONA) – Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) issued the following statement regarding today’s signing ceremony commemorating the transfer of the Ontario International Airport:
“This is a day of celebration for the City of Ontario and residents of the Inland Empire. This historic agreement transferring control of our airport back to Ontario will bring jobs, opportunities and much needed growth to our economy. I am proud to have contributed to this important and momentous effort,” said Assemblymember Rodriguez.
POMONA >> Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond, who was shot and later died after serving a search warrant related to an outlaw motorcycle gang investigation two years ago, was honored Saturday with a portion of the 10 Freeway being named after him.
The stretch, from the 57 Freeway interchange to Towne Avenue, will now be called the “Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond Memorial Highway.” A green highway sign indicating the name of the freeway portion was unveiled at a ceremony hosted by Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez, D-Chino, who worked toward getting the freeway renamed. The ceremony was held two years to the day of Diamond’s death.
(POMONA) – On Saturday, October 29, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez will commemorate the two-year anniversary of Officer Shaun Diamond’s passing by officially dedicating a portion of Interstate 10 in his honor.
Assembly Concurrent Resolution 104, authored by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) was unanimously approved by the State Assembly earlier this year. The measure declares I-10 from the SR-57 interchange to the North Towne Avenue exit as the “Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond Memorial Highway.”
(SACRAMENTO) – California is poised to create a new generation of lifesavers thanks to Assembly Bill 1719 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona). Today Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation that will require high school districts to include CPR instruction in health education classes required for graduation.
(SACRAMENTO)- Today Governor Jerry Brown approved California’s College Promise, a landmark $15 million grant program to help students achieve a college degree or certificate. Assembly Bill 1741 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) creates the California College Promise Innovation Awards, a grant program designed to incentivize the creation of regional college promise programs that promote college readiness and degree attainment.
(SACRAMENTO) – The State Assembly today sent lifesaving legislation to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown. Assembly Bill 1719 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) would require high school districts to teach CPR instruction if they require a course in health education for graduation.
According to the American Heart Association, nearly 326,000 people experience cardiac arrest outside the hospital each year, and sadly, only 10 percent survive. Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.