Welcome to my legislative website. It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Ian Calderon introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 115, a measure that designates May 2014 as California Museum Month.
“California museums play an essential role in our state,” stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “They are not only the key drivers of tourism, but also an excellent source of educational programs that enhance a student’s learning experience.”
(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) and his office are accepting nominations for the “2014 Distinguished Woman of the Year” for the 57th Assembly District. Watch this Assembly Access Video to find out more information about how to nominate an outstanding woman from our community. http://www.asmdc.org/Calderon
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Ian Calderon introduced Assembly Bill 1662, a measure that appropriates funding for grant programs and other efforts that increase access to the arts for all Californians.
“I look forward to working with the Governor’s office to determine an appropriate level of increased funding to arts programs,” stated Assemblymember Calderon. “The vitality of our state’s economy is highly dependent on the creative sector.”
Applications are now being accepted for five grant programs, two of which are new programs created by one-time funds from the California State Assembly.
California is experiencing a serious drought. 2013 was the driest year in our state’s recorded history and reservoirs are below average. Almost 99% of California is considered abnormally dry or worse; almost two-thirds of the state is in extreme drought.
Governor Brown recently declared a statewide drought emergency and urged residents to reduce water consumption by 20%. Additionally, my colleagues in the State Assembly and I have worked to develop a water bond proposal for the November 2014 ballot. The bond includes funding for improving drinking water quality, protecting rivers and watersheds, improving the reliability of clean water delivery, protecting the state’s Delta water system, and funding storage projects that will protect us from future droughts. This bond proposal is a responsible approach to addressing California’s water crisis.
As state lawmakers work to place the bond before voters, residents must also do their part to reduce water consumption. It’s imperative that we all work together to conserve California water. None of us can afford to waste it.
For detailed water conservation tips, visit www.saveourh2o.org. You can also contact my office to learn more.
(Sacramento) -- Many potential college students are faced with the big dilemma of how to pay for college. For those who don't qualify for financial aid, but can't afford the cost of a college education, the new Middle Class Scholarship could be the answer to funding their college dreams. In the PSA, California State Assemblymember Ian Calderon says students, whose families make less than $150,000 a year should find out if they qualify. Learn more in this Assembly Access Video.
(Sacramento) – Governor Jerry Brown’s 2014 State of the State Address was “right on the mark” says State Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier). Assemblymember Calderon says the Governor was absolutely correct is saying the state has come a long way from the days of $40-billion deficits and he says the Governor’s remarks about local control funding for schools and building a rainy day fund will be well received his district. Watch this Assembly Access Video to see more from Assemblymember Calderon.
Please help me nominate deserving women for the 2014 “Distinguished Women of the Year.”
Every March, the State Assembly honors women from across the state for their remarkable contributions to the community in celebration of Women’s History Month.
This year, I need your help to nominate women from the 57th Assembly District. Please send us a nomination via letter, fax, or e-mail for the 2014 Distinguished Women of the Year Awards. Awardees will be recognized at a ceremony in the District.
Nominees must live, volunteer, or work in the 57th Assembly District, and may not be a currently serving public elected official. The 57th Assembly District includes all or portions of the following communities: Industry, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, Whittier and the unincorporated communities of Avocado Heights, Hacienda Heights, Los Nietos, East Whittier, and South Whittier. To confirm the candidate lives or works in the district, visit http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov.
Please make sure to submit the nomination form by February 21, 2014.
Assemblymember Ian C. Calderon, 57th District
Attn: 2014 Distinguished Women of the Year
13181 Crossroads Parkway N., Suite 160
City of Industry, CA 91745
Telephone: (562) 692-5858
Fax: (562) 695-5852
(Whittier, CA) - Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) wrote Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 62 to designate a portion of State Highway Route 72 as the Detectives Mike Lane and John Pierce Memorial Highway. “The memorial highway honors Detectives Mike Lane and John Pierce and their unwavering commitment to protecting our community,” stated Assemblymember Calderon. “I was honored to author ACR 62 in the name of these two heroes so that their legacy lives on.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Ian Calderon introduced Assembly Bill 1454, a measure that requires annual, unannounced visits to community care facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services using the key indicator inspection protocol.
“Increasing the frequency of licensing visits will demonstrate that California is serious about addressing the deficiency in our inspection process and put California on par with the inspection procedures of other states,” stated Assemblymember Calderon. “Recent reports have highlighted the lack of frequent inspections in facilities across California and the dangers faced by children and the elderly. As a result of this inattention, it is important we address these compliance issues to protect the health and safety of children and adults receiving care.”