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SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Ian Calderon issued the following statement in response to the recent passage of the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014:
“The Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 passed this evening is a vital tool to help meet California’s water infrastructure needs. It is a balanced and comprehensive approach that provides much needed resources to enhance water quality and supply, and provide clean, safe, and reliable drinking water. It also protects our watersheds and addresses issues related to our current and future droughts. I am particularly pleased that the water recycling and groundwater treatment needs of the San Gabriel Valley were acknowledged and addressed. This is a major step forward in creating the infrastructure necessary for California’s most valuable resource.”Contact: Lerna Shirinian (916) 319-2057
LOS ANGELES – Members of three California State Assembly Committees held an informational hearing today to examine the legal and policy implications of expanded drone use in California. The hearing was titled, “Drones in our Future: Opportunity and Privacy Considerations,” and was held at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) faculty center.
Presiding over the hearing was Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Privacy, Assemblymember Ian C. Calderon (D-Whittier), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media, and Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Judiciary.
(Sacramento) - High School graduates face big decisions about choosing a career, going to college and how to pay for it all. In this PSA, California State Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) tells students and their families about the 57th Assembly District's College and Career Fair. Assemblymember Calderon is hosting the event which is an opportunity to gather important information from experts, so students make critical life choices. The event is on September 20th, at Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights. Watch this Assembly Access Video to find out more information and how you can attend.
Over $20 Million Awarded Statewide in 2013-14 Fiscal Year
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Ian Calderon today announced that $150,000 in tax credits have been awarded to businesses in the 57th Assembly District through the California Competes Tax Credit program. The program, created through the passage of Assembly Bill 93 in 2013, awards tax credits to businesses that want to locate in or stay and grow in California. Assemblymember Calderon voted in favor of the program.
“Tax credits to local businesses are critical to the economic vitality of our communities,” stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “I am pleased that two businesses in my district – Health One Pharmaceutical Inc. and Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. – will benefit from the California Competes program.”
(Sacramento) -- California State Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media convened an informational hearing at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The hearing was entitled, “Homophobia and Transgenderphobia in Sports: Are LGBT Athletes Playing on a Level Field?”
Assemblymember Calderon realizes the importance of, "exploring the biases which exist against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender athletes in sports culture." Assemblymember Calderon continued by saying he wanted to examine, "the different laws, regulations and other protections designed to overcome discrimination against LGBT athletes and the effectiveness of existing measures with an eye toward strengthening the law when necessary."
Assemblymember Calderon was joined by a panel of legislators and speakers from the athletic community including Rick Welts who is the General Manager of the Golden State Warriors, Toni Kokenis who is a player on the Stanford Women’s Basketball Team, Pat Cordova-Goff who is a transgender student athlete at Azusa High School and Kate Kendell of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear Assemblymember Calderon and the panelists’ comments.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media addressed the issue of discrimination against LGBT athletes during a hearing titled Homophobia and Transphobia in Sports: Are LGBT Athletes Playing on a Level Field?
“Our industry has accomplished a lot in the last several years, much more than I would have imagined. We are making great strides but we still have a long way to go,” stated Rick Welts, President and COO Golden State Warriors. “The idea that we could take people who have these amazing skills and channel them away from what they love and what they do best because of who they are is a tragedy. We want to celebrate character and what abilities they bring to any enterprise, and sports is just another one of those enterprises.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – The Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media will hold an informational hearing on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Capitol Room 127. The hearing, titled Homophobia and Transgenderphobia in Sports: Are LGBT Athletes Playing on a Level Field?, will examine professional sports, amateur athletics, and scholastic competitions as they relate to LGBT athletes.
“I look forward to hearing the testimonies and to learn more about what we can do to eliminate discrimination against LGBT athletes,” stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “I am pleased to announce that Rick Welts, General Manager of the Golden State Warriors, will be present to offer his unique perspective on this important issue. I would also like to thank Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, who brought this topic to our committee and has been a champion of LGBT rights for many years.”