In partnership with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), Assemblymember Tom Daly is proud to co-host a workshop on the California Competes Program, in which there is currently $151 million available in tax credits for businesses.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Rancho Santiago Community College Board Room
2323 N Broadway, Santa Ana
Today, the Governor released a budget proposal that maintains California’s sound fiscal policy. He’s proposing targeted investments in vitally important areas such as education, transportation and healthcare.
Anaheim – Mobility 21 honored Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) as its “Public Sector Leader of the Year” at their 13th annual Mobility 21 Summit in Anaheim. More than 1,000 transportation leaders and elected officials were in attendance at the all-day summit at the Disneyland Hotel.
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.
Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) will be withdrawing his measure, Assembly Bill 2712, prior to final consideration by the State Legislature, because the goals of the bill have been met. This decision comes after a groundbreaking agreement between the Orange County Water District and the Orange County Business Council to work together on crafting a new strategy for cleaning up contaminated groundwater in the county.
Daly’s bill required the Water District to collaborate with the Business Council, as well as with other state and local water agencies, to establish a clear set of guidelines for cleanup of contaminated sites.
The California Transportation Commission recently approved $3.3 million in Active Transportation Program funding for six projects in the City of Santa Ana.
“Congratulations to the City of Santa Ana on securing this competitive grant funding. I applaud the City’s effort to achieve a more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community. These projects will result in improved safety and accessibility.”
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.