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Rendon Seeks Day in Court For Public Utilities Commission

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Legislation Creates New Transparency and Oversight Mechanisms

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today expanded his legislation to reform the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to ensure court review of CPUC decisions and to create an Inspector General and Public Advisor.

“The activities of the CPUC have been hidden under a shroud of secrecy that needs to be lifted,” Rendon said. “The proposed reforms serve as a step toward restoring the CPUC’s accountability to the public.”

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Rendon to Host Display of “Flying Tigers” Artifacts at Capitol

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Exhibit Will Be Displayed In Capitol Rotunda from April 21 to May 1

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), along with the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, will host a reception and display of artifacts of the “Flying Tigers” on Monday, April 20.

Following the reception, the artifacts will be displayed at the second floor rotunda of the Capitol from April 21 to May 1.

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Assemblyman Rendon Honors Holocaust Survivor in Assembly Ceremony

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Susanne Weiss Goldsmith Was Part of “Kindertransport” Rescue Mission

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) honored Susanne Weiss Goldsmith today as part of the Assembly’s annual observance of California Holocaust Remembrance Week. Weiss Goldsmith was part of the Kindertransport, a mission that rescued 10,000 predominantly Jewish children and placed them in foster homes in Great Britain.

“Susanne’s inspiring journey exemplifies the resiliency of the human spirit and what we can achieve when banding together,” Rendon said. “We have a duty to remember the Holocaust and renew our commitment to stand up against injustice in any form.”

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Assemblyman Anthony Rendon Proposes Initiative Reform to Counter Anti-Gay Ballot Measure

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Proposal Makes Petition Signatures Open to California Public Records Act

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today instructed Legislative Counsel to draft a proposal to counter “The Sodomite Suppression Act,” the barbaric ballot initiative calling for legalizing the murder of LGBT Californians.

“Voters must be informed when a petition they sign violates the United States Constitution,” said Rendon. “My proposal is simple: initiative signatures – particularly those that give permission to violate constitutional rights – shall be subject to the California Public Records Act.”

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Assemblyman Anthony Rendon Statement on Public Utilities Commission Oversight Hearing

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Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), chair of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce, made the following statement after today’s Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce oversight hearing of the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC):

Today, the Assembly initiated our review into the affairs of the Public Utilities Commission, particularly with regard to the Commission’s questionable settlement processes, transparency and accountability to the public.

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Assemblyman Anthony Rendon Statement on Closure of Exide Plant

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Sacramento, CA – In response to the agreement to close the Exide Technologies plant in Vernon, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement:

The agreement to shutdown Exide Technologies’s plant in Vernon is a long-fought victory for residents of the Southeast.

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Assemblyman Anthony Rendon Statement on Prime Healthcare Opting Out of Daughters of Charity Sale

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Sacramento, CA – In response to Prime Healthcare opting out of its purchase of the Daughters of Charity Health System, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement:

The decision by Prime Healthcare to back out of its bid to purchase the Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) represents the culmination of over a year of hard work by our community to save our hospitals.

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Legislature Approves Rendon Audit of Central Basin Water District

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State Auditor Will Investigate Agency’s Operations and Spending

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee today directed the State Auditor to investigate the Central Basin Municipal Water District’s operations and use of public funds.

“Government must work for all residents,” Rendon said. “This audit ensures Central Basin is operating and spending public funds in a manner that fulfills its mission of serving Southeast L.A. County residents with quality drinking water.”

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Assemblyman Anthony Rendon Introduces Proposal for Lower L.A. River Revitalization

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Update to L.A. River Master Plan focuses more attention and resources on Lower River

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today introduced Assembly Bill 530 to spur much-needed revitalization of the lower portion of the L.A. River. The bill will establish a local working group tasked with updating the Los Angeles River Master Plan.

“The L.A. River should represent more than just a filming location for television shows and movies,” Rendon said. “Communities should have the opportunity to reconnect with the river that flows through their neighborhoods and engage with the natural environment around them.”

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Assemblyman Anthony Rendon Statement on Attorney General’s Decision on Daughters of Charity Sale

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Sacramento, CA – In response to Attorney General Kamala Harris approving the sale of the Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement:

I am exceptionally disappointed in the Attorney General’s decision to approve the sale of the Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) to Prime Healthcare.


Community groups like those in the southeast Los Angeles County district I represent have organized for over a year to ensure a result that maintains the quality healthcare facilities they rely on. Today, the Attorney General dismissed those voices.


I remain gravely concerned about Prime’s ability to carry out DCHS’s mission of serving the poor and working on behalf of the community given the company’s history of cutting services, eliminating patients’ insurance contracts, raising prices, and laying off workers at hospitals it acquires.


Just yesterday, a San Bernardino Superior Court Judge found Prime Healthcare-owned Chino Valley Medical Center in contempt of court on 14 counts of needlessly admitting emergency room patients into the hospital in violation of the court's order to notify the patients' personal physicians.


Nonetheless, I will work – up to and including pursuing legislation – to ensure that Prime Healthcare lives up to the conditions placed on the sale, including keeping the hospitals open and key services available for 10 years, investing $150 million in capital improvement expenditures at the facilities over the next three years, and assuming payment of current and former employees’ retirement plans.


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