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 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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From the Office of Senator Ben Hueso 

Ben_Hueso_highres“Congratulations on the launching of your redesigned website,” stated State Senator Ben Hueso. “The new site is sure to give all your members a more engaging user-friendly experience and a one-stop-shop for important information.”

Senator Ben Hueso
40th District


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Senate Bill addresses sewage spill disaster
June 13, 2017

San Diego, CA… Senator Ben Hueso and Principal Co-Author Assemblymember Todd Gloria today presented before the State Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, Senate Bill 507 which will reallocate $2.1 million for the restoration and recovery efforts associated with the Tijuana River Valley (TJRV).   The legislative proposal unanimously passed 9-0 and is now headed to Senate Appropriations.

Senate Bill to address sewage spill disaster
May 11, 2017

San Diego, CA… Senator Ben Hueso today introduced a bill which will reallocate $2.1 million for the restoration and recovery efforts associated with the Tijuana River Valley (TJRV).   Senate Bill 507 will also update the priority action areas of the TJRV Recovery Strategy to determine the flow of wastewater and runoff and conduct a Tijuana River Main Channel Water Quality Protection Feasibility Study.  

Celebrating women who have selflessly contributed to their community
March 02, 2017

San Diego, CA… Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) will be honoring outstanding women in celebration of the 2017 Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to exceptional women from his district, on Friday, March 3, 2017.    

The honorees are as follows: (1) Chula Vista Police Chief Roxana Kennedy; (2) Kathleen Harmon, Community Organizer, Southeast San Diego; (3) Louise Torio, Historical Preservationist for the Villa Montezuma; and (4) Yulil Alonso-Garza, founder of Mothers and Men Against Gangs Coalition in Imperial County.

Improvements a top priority
February 16, 2017

San Diego, CA…  Today, Senator Ben Hueso released a status update on safety improvements to the Coronado Bridge specifically Interstate 5 and State Route 75 highway ramps following the tragic accident which took the lives of four innocent victims and left at least nine people injured on October 15, 2016.   Hueso has been diligently working with Caltrans to address and enhance the safety of both bridge commuters and Chicano park visitors.

January 11, 2017

San Diego, CA… State Senator Ben Hueso today introduced Senate Bill 73, which will name the San Salvador as California’s official ship of discovery.  SB 73 will enhance the educational and cultural potential of the San Salvador and spread knowledge about the important role its voyage played in the history of America.  

“This ship played an integral role in California’s history,” expressed Senator Hueso.   “Senate bill 73 will encourage active learning and will promote an appreciation of our rich maritime heritage.” 

Senator to focus on protecting consumers
December 21, 2016

San Diego, CA… California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced today that State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) has been reappointed to lead the Senate Energy, Utility, and Communications Committee.   This will be Senator Hueso’s second legislative session serving as Chair.  His jurisdiction covers bills relating to utilities, energy companies, alternative energy development and conservation, and communications development and technology.

September 27, 2016

Sacramento, CA… State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), today announced that Governor Brown has signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 745, a bill that helps to bridge the digital divide.   SB 745 extends by four years the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) Public Housing Account, and improves the accountability and the reporting of existing programs by the California Public Utilities Commission. 

Bill helps meet growing demand for electric vehicle batteries
September 26, 2016

San Diego, CA… State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) announced that Senate Bill 1074 has been signed into law by the Governor.  This bill helps existing geothermal plants operating in disadvantaged communities by funding innovative minerals extraction techniques at those facilities has made its way to the Governor’s desk.    

September 22, 2016

Sacramento, CA… State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), today announced that Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 948 which would eliminate the sunset date of January 1st, 2018 for the pilot program Increased Access to Responsible Small Dollar Loans and make it permanent for Californians.  This new law which goes into effect on January 1, 2017 will continue to increase the availability of responsible small dollar installment loans of at least $300 but less than $2,500.

September 02, 2016

San Diego, CA…  Senator Ben Hueso today announced that Senate Bill 448 has made its way to the Governor’s office and is awaiting his signature.  Senate Bill 448 provides stronger terms for use by law enforcement to combat online predators.  This measure protects a voter approved initiative which requires all registered sex offenders who committed a felony sex offense and used the internet to commit the crime to disclose all internet identifiers to law enforcement.  



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From the Office of Supervisor Greg Cox

cox_official_photo“MABPA is a valuable resource for our community. Its meetings and luncheons spotlight critical challenges facing our region and provide an important venue for community leaders to meet, talk and work together on issues of mutual interest.”

Supervisor Greg Cox
San Diego County Board of Supervisors
District 1

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Current Legislation

  • Support for Safety Improvements To The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge  September 12, 2017  
    The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge is considered the second-most deadly bridge in the United States in terms of suicide deaths, second only to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
    Suicide attempts on the bridge are not the only threat to public safety. The bridge’s 34-inch high barrier railings that allow for unobstructed views while crossing the bridge do not prevent vehicles and debris from plummeting off the side of the bridge. Today’s action would underscore that priority by directing the Chief Administrative Officer to include in the County’s Legislative Program support for State efforts to prevent suicides, as well as support for measures to address issues of speeding, debris, guardrails, and wrong-way accidents on the Coronado Bridge.

  • Stepping Up For Those With Mental Illness
     May 2, 2017
    On November 15, 2016, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to support “Stepping Up,” a national initiative to reduce the number of adults with mental illness in jail. The initiative, which was launched by the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, and the American Psychiatric Association Foundationhas more than 200 government agency participants including the County of San Diego. Today’s recommendation would direct the Chief Administrative Officer to work with the Sheriff and the District Attorney to develop a strategy to address the mental health of sentenced offenders in an alternative custody setting.
  • Soliciting Volunteers for the Annual Point-in-Time Count  November 15, 2016 
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that Continuums of Care (CoC) conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered or unsheltered on a single night in January each year.  In San Diego, the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) leads a collaboration of community partners and volunteers in conducting this point-in-time count, better known as WeALLCount.  Communities across the country will be conducting similar events during the last 10 days of January.
  • Live Well San Diego Food System Initiative and Nutrition Standards June 21, 2016The food system plays a critical role in creating healthy, accessible and affordable choices. Our regional food system involves many sectors with each influencing the cost, availability and quality of the product before it arrives on our plates. In alignment with the County’s Live Well San Diego vision of a region that is building better health, living safely and thriving, today’s item builds on the initial work established by the Working Group and directs the Chief Administrative Officer to develop a Food System Initiative that addresses inequities, barriers and waste in the food system while working to increase agricultural sustainability and access to healthy foods.
  • Support for SB 1212: 2-1-1 Information and Referral Network April 26, 2016      
    California Senate Bill 1212 (SB 1212), sponsored by State Senator Ben Hueso, would allow current 2-1-1 dialing networks to expand their service range and interconnectivity to help close telephone service gaps in counties lacking access to disaster preparedness, response, recovery information, and referral services through a universally available service.  SB 1212 would also authorize the California Public Utilities Commission to use its appropriated funding to improve database coordination and service quality for the entire state. Given our success with 2-1-1 here in San Diego County, the effort in the legislature to expand this much needed service statewide deserves our support.
  • Project One for All February 2, 2016 
    Homeless individuals with severe mental illness are the least likely among us to be able to secure and maintain housing without intensive assistance. This same susceptible population has also become the most expensive in regards to medical emergency and law enforcement resources in our community.  Project One for All will establish partnerships with cities, organizations, agencies, landlords, and housing officials to provide intensive wrap-around services and assistance to this vulnerable population.

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