The City of Santa Ana has been awarded $1,030,800 grant to develop a half-acre park at Memory Lane and the Santa Ana River, adjacent to the Vista Del Rio Housing Project.
The grant was funded under the Housing Related Parks Program, a state grant program that funds the construction of new parks and recreation projects benefitting the community. Specifically, the program awards funding on a per-bedroom basis for residential units providing housing for very low to low-income households. A total of $25 million was available this funding cycle statewide.
"I congratulate the City of Santa Ana in securing this very competitive grant," said Assemblymember Tom Daly. "Santa Ana is a young, vibrant city with a growing population. I look forward to this exciting project and others that will bring much needed additional park space to the community."
The City plans to develop the undeveloped half-acre property to accommodate a bike rest area. The new park will feature drinking fountains, bike racks, equestrian hitching station, play equipment and shelter, exercise equipment, drought tolerant landscaping, river rock bio-swale, security lighting, decomposed granite walkway and other site amenities.
In his first term, Daly continues to make a strong impact.
Sacramento – Governor Brown recently signed a pair of bills by Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) into law. Daly has now successfully championed eight new laws in his first term.
Assembly Bill 1939 upholds important “prevailing wage” protections for workers. Specifically, the new law allows a contractor to recover wages for its workers when a developer fails to disclose that the project is subject to prevailing wage requirements.
Assembly Bill 2136 modernizes state law to reflect the growing use of technology (especially social media) in real estate transactions. The law exempts short-lived electronic messages from the requirement imposed on real estate brokers to retain specified records for three years from the date of the closing of a transaction.
Both bills will go into effect on January 1, 2015.
The 2013-14 legislative session concludes on August 31, 2014. All bills must be approved and sent to the Governor by that date for signature.
Santa Ana Farmers Market
Spurgeon Promenade / Between 3rd and 4th Street on Spurgeon Street
Thursday August 7th
Anaheim Downtown Community Center
250 E Center St
Wednesday August 13th
Santa Ana, CA) – Assemblyman Tom Daly, in partnership with Senator Lou Correa and The Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers, is hosting a family fitness day on Saturday, August 16.
This free event will provide fun, safe, healthy activities for the entire community during the summer season.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
9 a.m. - 1 p.m
2014 Coalition Health Center Fair
Willard Intermediate School
1342 N. Ross St.
About the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers
The Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers is a consortium of safety net providers and key partners creating quality healthcare for vulnerable, underserved communities.
Santa Ana – Assemblyman Tom Daly, in partnership with the State Bar Association of California and the Orange County Labor Federation, hosted a Fraud Prevention Workshop in Santa Ana.
The workshop provided consumers with practical information and advice on how to avoid becoming victims of fraud. There were presentations in English and Spanish by the California Bureau of Real Estate, the California State Law Enforcement Association, the State Bar of California, the California Medical Board, and the California Department of Business Oversight.
“In this digital information age, it’s more important than ever that consumers are protected from scams. This interactive fraud prevention workshop was a major success,” says Assemblymember Daly.
To learn more about how to avoid scams, contact the District Office at (714) 939-8469.
Sacramento – The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) today honored Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) as its “Elected Official of the Year” for 2014.
Daly, who serves as a member of the Assembly Transportation Committee, was the author last year of Assembly Bill 401, which provides new authority to regional transportation agencies, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to utilize the design-build procurement method on transportation construction projects.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Daly (D-Anaheim) released the following statement after a bipartisan vote on the Rainy Day Fund proposal:
“Today, I enthusiastically supported placing the Rainy Day Fund proposal on the November ballot. The Rainy Day Fund is a significant and responsible step toward ending the budget instability of the past. Building a genuine reserve is the right and prudent thing to do. Having a genuine reserve on-hand, in advance of future economic downtimes, will help California avoid drastic cuts to education and social programs, while also providing certainty to the job market.”
SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) is actively working to enact Assembly Bill 2175, a bill that seeks to a provide tax rebates to low-income renters. Assemblyman Phil Ting (D – San Francisco) is a coauthor of the bill.
“California homeowners receive significant state and federal tax benefits, including the mortgage interest deduction and the homeowner’s exemption,” commented Daly. “It’s reasonable to provide renters, who may not be able to purchase a home, with some tax relief, too. Housing is a fundamental need for all California families.”
For the past ten years, the California State Assembly has honored survivors of the Holocaust during Holocaust Remembrance Week.
Assemblymember Tom Daly is proud to recognize Hetty Nihom, a Holocaust survivor and resident of Santa Ana, as the 2014 honoree.
Hetty Nihom was only a teenager when the Nazis invaded the Netherlands. Hetty and her family endured months in hiding before eventually being captured and sent to the Westerbork camp.
On April 10th, the Association of California Cities – Orange County presented Assemblyman Tom Daly with the Collaborative Lawmaker Award for his efforts to positively impact Orange County infrastructure through landmark transportation legislation, Assembly Bill 401.
Last year, Assemblyman Daly led the successful passage of this bill that enables an innovative, cost-savings approach to the $1.3 billion widening of Interstate 405 in Orange County. The Orange County Transportation Authority says this new law will save Orange County taxpayers approximately $100 million and speed up the project completion date by two to three years. Already, other regional transportation agencies have embraced this new law, leading to massive savings for taxpayers across the state.