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Encinitas is still ground zero for housing policy debate, San Diego lawmakers speak out against gun control measures, a slate of new bills signed into law and more in our weekly digest of news from Sacramento.
At least five local slow-growth ballot initiatives will come before voters across California in November. Measures in Del Mar, Santa Monica and other cities would hand voters the power to approve large developments and changes in major planning documents and zoning.
SACRAMENTO – AB 2548, authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), which would establish a statewide accountability system for California schools based on multiple measures of student performance, was approved by the State Assembly earlier today. The bill will be heard next in the Senate Education Committee.
The California State Assembly voted today to approve AB 1907, legislation by Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) to prevent the sale of the Orange County Fair & Event Center property.
AB 1907 eliminates a pair of provisions in state law authorizing the sale of the property. That authority has existed since 2009, when the State Legislature agreed to support a proposal by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sell the fairgrounds, along with several other sites, as part of an effort to close a $42 billion state budget deficit during the Great Recession.
Assemblymember Tom Daly honored Dr. Erlinda Martinez, the President of Santa Ana College, as the “Woman of the Year” for the 69th Assembly District, which features the communities of Santa Ana, Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Orange.
Dr. Erlinda Martinez currently serve as the President of Santa Ana College, an institution which recently celebrated its centennial birthday. She’s announced her retirement in June, marking the culmination of a career in education spanning over four decades. Erlinda has worked at five community colleges and served as President of Santa Ana College for the last 11 years.
Santa Ana – Assemblymember Tom Daly sponsored a fraud prevention seminar for Santa Ana's seniors on Friday.
The seminar featured experts from the Contractor's License Board, the Insurance industry, and the Council on Aging Orange County. Presentations highlighted how seniors can protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud.
Over eighty people listened attentively to the speakers and later asked questions regarding steps to take to avoid becoming victims. Useful brochures on the subject were provided at resource tables.
Today, I had the great privilege of seeing my friend, Anthony Rendon, sworn in as the new Speaker of the State Assembly. I cannot think of a better person to lead our efforts to reduce poverty, make government more accountable, and strengthen our democracy by bringing more Californians into the political process. As Speaker Rendon stated today, we must focus on “real actions that make real differences in real lives.”
Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) introduced on February 11, 2016 AB 1907, new legislation to eliminate a provision in state law authorizing the sale of the Orange County Fair & Event Center property.
That authority has existed since 2009, when the State Legislature agreed to support a proposal by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sell the fairgrounds, along with several other sites, as part of an effort to close a large state budget deficit during the Great Recession.
(Sacramento) Today, Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) sent a letter to the Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS) at the University of California to request computer science be categorized as a math class for admission purposes.
The tech industry in California has seen tremendous growth and it comprises one of the largest and best paying sectors in the entire state. The State Legislature recently passed two bills allowing California students to receive math credit in high school for computer science classes. However, a computer science course only registers as elective credits during the University admissions process, which can discourage college-bound students from enrolling in this critical subject.