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 News    March 23, 2023 

Newsom, Sacramento Dems Back Higher Gas Prices

Frustrated that gas prices in California are the highest in the nation and $1.38/gallon above the national average? Democrats don't care. In fact, Assembly Democrats today joined Senate Democrats and...

 

State Treasurer Fiona Ma Issues Statement on Vote to Support Divestment Legislation at CalPERS Board Meeting

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma today issued the following statement after the CalPERS board voted to take a position on Senate Bill 252: "It's time to take the next step in climate action....

 

Newsom's Climate Budget Would Slash Funds That Protect California Coast

Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget would cut funding for coastal resilience projects almost in half, eliminating more than half a billion dollars of state funds this year that would help protect the coast against rising seas and climate change. The...

 

Mayor Karen Bass announces appointment of Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky to Metro Board of Directors

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Karen Bass announced today her appointment of Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky to the Metro Board of Directors: “Councilwoman Yaroslavsky shares my urgency around confronting Metro’s crises of safety and homelessness head on to...

 

Mayor Karen Bass Congratulates Former Mayor Eric Garcetti on Senate Confirmation

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Karen Bass issued the following statement after former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as the United States Ambassador to India. “I congratulate former Mayor Garcetti on his...

 

CITY OF LOS ANGELES COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL 311 WEEK

LOS ANGELES, CA –The City of Los Angeles completed a weeklong campaign leading up to National 311 Day, which took place on Saturday, March 11, to encourage Angelenos to increase their use of the 311 system in making service requests. During the...

 

Mayor Karen Bass and Councilmember Bob Blumenfield Announce New Inside Safe Effort Along The L.A. River

Mayor Karen Bass and Councilmember Bob Blumenfield announced today that Mayor Bass’ Inside Safe initiative is underway along the Los Angeles River in the San Fernando Valley. Inside Safe is a new, citywide, proactive housing-led strategy to bring...

 

Newsom's climate budget would slash funds that protect California coast

Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget would cut funding for coastal resilience projects almost in half, eliminating more than half a billion dollars of state funds this year that would help protect the...

 

ACWA Supports Newsom's Order That Will Increase Groundwater Recharge Opportunities

Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Executive Director Dave Eggerton released the following statement today in support of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order that allows for new opportunities for water agencies and land owners to...

 

CAGOP Statement on President Biden's California Visit

Today, California Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson released the following statement on President Biden’s return visit to California: “As President Biden embarks on a two-day swing through the Golden State, there are countless...

 

Rep. Gomez to Hold Press Conference Announcing $1.5 Million in Federal Funding to Restore Historic Arts & Cultural Center

Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) will hold a press conference announcing $1.5 million in federal funding he secured for Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG), nonprofit organization that fosters the...

 

Mayor Bass Lauds Metro Board Action to Maximize Use of Metro Property for Temporary and Permanent Housing

Mayor Karen Bass lauded yesterday’s unanimous Metro Board approval of a motion she co-introduced to maximize the use of Metro property for temporary and permanent housing. The action directly builds on Mayor Bass’ Executive Directive 3 to...

 

Senate Minority Leader Jones introduces bipartisan measure to prevent Sexually Violent Predators from being dumped in unsuspecting communities

Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego), Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil (D-Jackson), Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (R-Yuba City), and Assemb...

 

Mayor Bass Issues Statement Regarding Recent Arrest Following Possible Hate Crimes in West Los Angeles

“These attacks against members of our Jewish community in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood are absolutely unacceptable. “It is my understanding that both the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI are investigating these incidents as hate crime...

 

Gavin Newsom Declares New Wealth Tax Dead On Arrival In California

Governor Gavin Newsom’s office confirmed this week that Newsom opposes Assembly Bill 259, wealth tax legislation introduced in January by Assemblyman Alex Lee (D). AB 259, if enacted, would levy an annual 1.0% tax on worldwide assets exceeding $50...

 

State Treasurer Fiona Ma Appoints Joe DeAnda Director of Communications

State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the appointment of Joe DeAnda as Director of Communications for the State Treasurer’s Office (STO). As Director of Communications, DeAnda will lead all communications efforts for the State Treasurer, the STO, and...

 

Kevin McCarthy gives Tucker Carlson access to January 6 Capitol security footage

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has granted Fox News host Tucker Carlson access to all of the US Capitol security footage from January 6, according to multiple sources. The highly unusual move – a House speaker handing over a massive trove of...

 

Senator Rubio Introduces Bill to Close Indoor Smoking Loophole and Make Every California Hotel Room Smoke-Free

Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) has introduced Senate Bill 626, which will protect guests and employees of hotels and motels from the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure by closing the loophole in California’s indoor smoking ban that...

 

Mayor Karen Bass and Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky Announce New Inside Safe Effort in Miracle Mile

Mayor Karen Bass and Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky announced today that Mayor Bass’ Inside Safe initiative is underway near the intersection of 6th Street and Fairfax Avenue in Miracle Mile. Inside Safe is a new, citywide, proactive housing-led...

 

California's power grid stressed to the limit and maxed out

Gov. Newsom's extreme agenda to move California from fossil fuels to electricity supplied by renewable energy sources is on a collision course with reality, experts warned this week. California’s already maxed-out electric grid is nowhere near read...

 

Senator Rubio Introduces Bill Targeting Prevalence of Human Trafficking in California

Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) today introduced Senate Bill 376 that aims to develop a data-driven study of the current state of human trafficking in California, with the objective to identify...

 

Mayor Bass Applauds State's New Funding of $196.2 Million for Affordable Housing Across Los Angeles County

Mayor Bass was alongside California Secretary Lourdes M. Castro Ramírez (Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency) today when she announced that the State is awarding $196.2 million for multifamily development and infill development in the...

 

Mayor Karen Bass Names Deputy Mayor For Business and Economic Development

Mayor Karen Bass today announced that she has appointed Rachel E. Freeman as Deputy Mayor for Business and Economic Development. “The success of our business community is key to the success of our city,” said Mayor Bass. “Our team will work to...

 

Mayor Bass Issues Statement On $50 Million Inside Safe Funding Approval

Mayor Karen Bass issued the following statement today after the $50 million for her Inside Safe initiative was approved. Inside Safe is a citywide proactive housing-led strategy to bring people inside from tents and encampments for good, and to...

 

Former Vice President Opening Keynote Speaker

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced former Vice President Al Gore as an opening keynote speaker at the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) Summit on May 8-10, 2023, i...

 

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