SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) issued the following statement after Southern California Edison released internal and independent investigations regarding two major power outages in Long Beach in July:
“I am disappointed in Edison’s failure to properly operate and oversee its underground network in Long Beach. My legislative colleagues and I will stay in close contact with Edison to ensure the identified deficiencies in the underground system are repaired.
I was pretty surprised reading WalletHub’s list of “Best & Worst Small Cities in America.” Research methodology aside, one thing’s for certain — numbers can’t measure the heart and soul of communities.
You have to visit and experience the vibrancy of Southeast L.A. to feel that.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Hilda Solis to take immediate action to address ongoing impacts from toxic contamination caused by Exide battery plant in Vernon.
“I thank and fully support Supervisor Solis for her action to protect the 100,000 residents impacted by toxic emissions from the Exide plant.
“Now that the county is doing its part, the state must as well. I will continue working with the state Department of Toxic Substances Control to ensure swift action in the identification and clean-up of contaminated homes.”
Assemblyman Anthony Rendon is serving in his second term representing the 63rd Assembly District, which includes the cities and communities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, North Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, and South Gate.
Last month, South Gate representative Anthony Rendon was tapped to become the next Speaker of the California Assembly, starting in January. This means both houses of the state legislature will soon be led by Latinos - Kevin de León became Senate President pro Tempore last year.
Rendon, a Democrat, has been a member of the Assembly since 2012 where he represents the 63rd District, which stretches from Bell and Cudahy in the north to Long Beach. He's third-generation Mexican-American, the grandchild of immigrants who arrived starting in the 1920s. He grew up in Southern California and attended local colleges and universities.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement after the veto of Assembly Bills 825, 895 and 1023, his legislative package seeking reforms to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC):
“I am disappointed by the Governor’s veto of my CPUC reform package. We need to rebuild the public’s trust in their government. Each and every day dysfunction continues at the CPUC, that trust erodes. Reforms must be made to the CPUC, and I look forward to working with Gov. Brown to ensure they are implemented.”
Assemblyman Anthony Rendon is chair of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce. Rendon is serving in his second term representing the 63rd Assembly District, which includes the cities and communities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, North Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, and South Gate.
Update to L.A. River Master Plan Begins Process for Lower River Revitalization
SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown today approved Assembly Bill 530, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) proposal to create a comprehensive restoration plan for the Lower Los Angeles River.
“I’ve been kayaking on restored portions of the Upper L.A. River and seen the development of trails, walkways and parks,” said Rendon. “Residents along the Lower River deserve the same opportunities to reconnect with the river that flows through their neighborhoods.”
Legislation Implements Transparency & Oversight In Light of CPUC Scandals
SACRAMENTO – The State Legislature unanimously approved a package of California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) reform measures proposed by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood). They now await the Governor’s signature.
“Allegations of backroom deals and scandals reflect a broken organizational culture within the CPUC,” Rendon said. “This package of reforms boosts transparency and independent oversight and moves toward restoring public confidence in the commission.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) has been selected by Assembly Democrats to become Speaker of the California State Assembly in January when the full Assembly is expected to officially vote him into the position. He will follow current Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego). KCRA TV reporter David Bienick spoke with Assemblymember Rendon about his priorities for the news position. You can watch his story in this Assembly Assets video.