From the Office of Congressman Scott Peters

Representing: 52nd Congressional District

Areas: San Diego, Coronado, Poway

“Congratulations on your newly redesigned website. As a community wide resource center, this website provides an effective tool for current, and future business owners to work together towards the betterment of San Diego’s diverse community. I look forward to continuing my partnership with with MABPA and welcome all members to contact my office if there is ever an issue we can assist with.”

 
 

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Rep. Peters Delivers Harsh Rebuke of GOP Tax Plans on House Floor

Nov 30, 2017 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to deliver a strong rebuke of the GOP Tax Plan that will balloon the national deficit by $1.5 trillion, fails to give real tax relief to American families who need it most, and will not boost economic growth for our nation. In his speech, he urged real, bipartisan work toward real… Read More

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Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a resolution that will require all members of the House of Representatives, staff, and interns to undergo anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training. Ever since being elected to office, Rep. Peters and everyone on his staff has been required to complete this training.

Rep. Peters released the following statement:

“This mandated training is long overdue and today’s action sends a clear message that any form of harassment will not be tolerated in Congress,”said Rep. Peters. “Even before it was required, my office has mandated this training simply because it’s the right thing to do and now it will be required for all offices. Next, we must change the ridiculous law that allows members to use taxpayer money to pay for settlements in sexual harassment cases. Congress must set the example with a respectful work environment and zero tolerance policy toward all forms of harassment, discrimination, and abuse.”

 

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From the Office of Congresswoman Susan Davis

Representing California’s 53rd U.S. Congressional District

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Greetings! am pleased to be a part of MABPA’s online community.  This web site serves as an important portal by providing useful information on current issues and events.  I commend MABPA for providing this tremendous resource and for its ongoing work and dedication to promoting economic and social prosperity for our Latino community.

 

 

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Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis released the following statement on passage of the House Republican Tax Bill.

 

 

Nov 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, successfully fought to extend survivor benefits for 63,000 military widows in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act that passed the House today. These widows will receive approximately $2.8 billion in benefits over the next ten years.

 
 
 

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From the Office of Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing: California’s 51st U.S. Congressional District

Areas: South San Diego County, all of Imperial County and California’s entire US/Mexico border

 

Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2017)Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released this statement after House Republicans passed their tax plan, which will raise taxes for 36 million middle class families:

“House Republicans passed a tax proposal that raises taxes on millions of working Americans to pay for tax cuts for the rich and corporations.

 

Nov 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC (November 9, 2017) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) and Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) introduced the Wounded Warrior Housing Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 4315), a bipartisan bill that would improve veterans’ access to housing assistance programs.

 

 

 

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From the Office of Assemblywoman Shirley Weber

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown has signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) that seeks to protect residents of long term health facilities by ensuring notices of discharge are sent to the local Long Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman program.

“Complaint investigations of improper, unsafe and illegal discharges are a growing problem all across the state.”  Weber said. “This bill is aimed at providing these residents an extra level of protection by informing the local LTC Ombudsman Program of the discharge.”

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dr. Weber testifying before the Assembly Elections Committee on AB 801. The bill is currently on the Governor's desk awaiting signature.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Moved from military prison guard to criminal justice reformer

SACRAMENTO- Assembly member Shirley N. Weber has named Chula Vista resident Mark Bartlett as her 79th Assembly District Veteran of the Year. Bartlett, a former soldier who served in Afghanistan, now serves as an advocate for reentry and criminal justice reform.

Friday, June 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assembly member Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), who served on the Joint Legislative Budget Conference Committee, issued the following statement on the state budget agreement passed by California lawmakers Thursday:

For more information about the office of Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, please visit http://asmdc.org/members/a79/

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From the Office of Senator Toni Atkins

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Friday, September 15, 2017

On Friday, the last day of the first year of the 2017-2018 legislative session, the California Senate gave final approval to SB 2, legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that creates a permanent source of funding for affordable housing.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage today of two budget bills collectively known as the California Clean Air Initiative:

“Today, California took steps that fulfill the promise of our innovative cap-and-trade program, bolster our fight against climate change, improve quality of life in our communities and help create a better future for generations to come. These measures will have significant, positive impacts throughout the state, and particularly in San Diego County.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The California Assembly today voted 54-25 to pass SB 2 – the Building Homes and Jobs Act – legislation authored by Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will create a permanent source of funding for affordable housing. Atkins wishes to make the following statement:

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) reacted with the following statement to San Diego Unified School District’s announced partnership with CALPIRG on a plan to ensure that drinking water districtwide meets the highest standards:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Six more bills authored by Sen. Toni Atkins have passed on the Assembly floor. They are:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The California Assembly today passed SB 179, legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins that would create a third gender marker on state-issued identification documents for people who identify as nonbinary or intersex. The bill would also streamline the process for transgender, intersex and nonbinary Californians to obtain identification documents that accurately reflect their gender.

The bill now heads back to the Senate for concurrence with amendments made in the Assembly. From there, it goes to the governor for his signature.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The California Senate today gave final approval to SB 230, legislation by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will help prosecutors convict predators who traffic in sex slavery, sending the bill to the governor’s desk. The Senate’s vote came after the Assembly passed the bill on Tuesday.

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Assembly Appropriations Committee today passed six pieces of legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins and sent them to the Assembly floor, including SB 179 – the Gender Recognition Act – one of Atkins’ top priority bills.

The bills are:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) has issued the following statement:

Monday, July 17, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today issued the following statement regarding the vote in the Senate to extend the Cap and Trade program:

“Today’s vote on AB 398 to extend Cap and Trade marks an important milestone in the fight against climate change. A month ago, the President pulled our country out of the historic Paris Agreement. Today, we Californians – creators of the world’s sixth largest economy – have taken unequivocal control of our state’s future.

 

 

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Office of City Council President Myrtle Cole

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For information about the Office of City Council President Myrtle Cole, please visit https://www.sandiego.gov/citycouncil/cd4

 

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From the Office of Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher bill will help disadvantaged communities fight climate change

SACRAMENTO  – (Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) tonight won final approval from the state Legislature of her bill to protect California’s urban forests, a critical step in the state’s efforts to fight climate change.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Bill Would Protect a Woman’s Right to Make Her Own Reproductive Health Decisions

SACRAMENTO  – (Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) won final Legislative approval of her bill protecting women from being fired for a pregnancy. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act would also prevent an employer for firing or disciplining a woman for making any other decision related to her reproductive health. The bill now heads to the Governor, who has until Oct. 15 to either sign or veto the proposal.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
 
Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Bill Would Require Schools to Notify Parents of Unsafe Water Sources

SACRAMENTO  – (Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) today won final Legislative approval of her bill requiring that public schools test for lead in their water, a common-sense measure that will help protect kids and keep parents informed of health risks. The bill now heads to the Governor, who has until Oct. 15 to sign or veto it.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Legislation Would Remove Employment Barriers for Young Parents Who Need Childcare, Bring Awareness to Diaper Need
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Bill Would Make Sure Parents are Informed of Child’s Status as English Learner

SACRAMENTO  – (Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) today won final Legislative approval of her bill that would make sure parents know whether a school has classified their child as a “long-term English Learner” or an “at risk, long-term English learner” and what the implications of that classification might be. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Bill Would Help Struggling Families Enjoy State’s Coastline

SACRAMENTO  – (Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) won final approval from the state Legislature of her bill to make California’s spectacular coastline and beaches more affordable for visitors. The bill, which would require the State Coastal Conservancy to establish a program for low-cost beach accommodations, now heads to the Governor’s desk.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Legislation Would Help Protect Homeowners Investing in Solar Power

SACRAMENTO  – (Monday, Sept. 11, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) won final approval from the state Legislature of her bill to protect consumers looking to invest in solar power for their homes. The bill would bring necessary oversight to the expanding rooftop-solar-energy industry at a time when many Californians are turning to solar power to reduce their energy costs and help the environment.

 

 

For more information please visit https://a80.asmdc.org/.

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Office of Councilman David Alvarez

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Revisions to Council Policy 200-12: Sidewalk Maintenance Policy

March 8, 2017

Yesterday the City Council approved a settlement costing nearly $5 million to an individual who was injured as a result of a tree-damaged sidewalk. The City’s policy concerning sidewalk maintenance is ineffective and has resulted in many sidewalks across San Diego remaining damaged and unsafe, which results in injuries to residents on a regular basis and the need to pay out high priced settlements for personal injury. Council Policy 200-12: Sidewalk Maintenance Policy, essentially forces property owners to pay for permanent repairs to damaged sidewalks in most instances. Last year, I worked closely with the City Attorney’s Office to determine how best to revise Council Policy 200-12 which would 1) shift the cost of maintaining sidewalks back to the City except in cases where it has been determined that an abutting property owner, or third party, damaged the sidewalk themselves, and 2) that if the City is made aware of an unsafe sidewalk condition, the City should replace that section of the sidewalk within 90 days.

View David ALvarez’s full version of Revisions to Council Policy 200-12: Sidewalk Maintenance Policy: https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/cd8memo170308.pdf.

 

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For more information about the Office of Councilman David Alvarez please visit https://www.sandiego.gov/citycouncil/cd8.

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