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L.A. County Board of Supervisors Unanimously Votes to Support Rendon L.A. River Legislation

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Update to L.A. River Master Plan Aligns Upper & Lower River Restoration Plans

Sacramento, CA – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last Tuesday to support Assembly Bill 530, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) proposal that spurs much-needed revitalization of the entire L.A. River.

“The L.A. River is a natural resource that all communities in our region should have access to,” Rendon said. “The support of the Board of Supervisors, along with community and elected leaders from throughout the county, highlights the wide consensus backing this collaborative effort.”

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Rendon Measure to Inform Voters of Unconstitutional Ballot Measures Approved by Assembly Committee

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Proposal Authorizes Attorney General to Label Potentially Unconstitutional Measures on Signature Petitions

Sacramento, CA – The Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee today approved Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) initiative reform proposal that authorizes the Attorney General to label potentially unconstitutional measures on signature petitions.

“The recently proposed anti-gay ballot measure violates the spirit of the initiative system,” said Rendon. “Voters should be informed when they sign on to a potentially unconstitutional proposal.”

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Rendon CPUC Court Review Legislation Clears Assembly Committee

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Legislation Provides Record Review Process for CPUC Decisions

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) legislation that establishes a court review process for California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decisions today cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

“Recent controversies within the CPUC prove the need for enduring oversight,” Rendon said. “Allowing for record review of CPUC decisions holds the commission accountable for its actions while providing consumers an opportunity to pursue justice.”

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Rendon L.A. River Restoration Proposal Clears Assembly Committee

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Update to L.A. River Master Plan Focuses Attention and Resources on Lower River

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) legislation that spurs much-needed revitalization of the Lower L.A. River today passed the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee by a unanimous 15-0 vote.

“After decades of neglect, it’s time to focus attention and resources on the Lower L.A. River and its neighboring communities,” Rendon said. “Assembly Bill 530 updates the L.A. River Master Plan to include specific plans to revitalize the Lower River and provides residents of the Southeast the opportunity to engage with vibrant and accessible green space.”

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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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