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Budget Conference Committee Approves $5.4 Million Budget Request by Assemblymember Ash Kalra for San Jose Flood Recovery

SACRAMENTO – The Budget Conference Committee approved a request by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) to appropriate $5.4 million for case management and home repairs to help in the recovery from the flooding in San Jose.

Assemblymember Kalra presented the request before the Assembly Budget Committee last month on behalf of members of San Jose’s legislative delegation.

Flood Hazard Zone Disclosure Authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra Passes Assembly With Bipartisan Support

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) requiring the disclosure of flood hazard zones to prospective tenants was passed by the State Assembly yesterday with bipartisan support.

The bill, AB 646, was prompted by Assemblymember Kalra’s visit to areas of his district impacted by severe flooding brought on by a series of storms this winter.

Meet the Immigrant Legislators Putting Their Stamp on the Capitol - KQED

Immigration, both documented and undocumented, has come under more scrutiny since President Trump took office. Since California is home to an estimated 10 million or more immigrants, the issue has particular resonance here.

As a result, state government is increasingly taking up bills supporters say will help protect that population. And immigrants themselves are becoming more involved in the political process. These eight immigrants are members of the state Legislature, and are helping to craft policy at the state Capitol — or in some cases to oppose it.

Assemblymember Kalra Announces List of Emergency Service Resources In Response to Coyote Creek Flooding

LAST UPDATED - Friday, February 24 - 5:35 p.m.

While the heavy rains of the recent storm have passed, more rain is expected this weekend and continued emergency preparedness is critical as flooding remains a concern. Many areas are still unsafe to access and it is advised that residents should not return to their homes until authorities determine that it is safe to do so. Flood water and homes, cars, and belongings that have been flooded should be treated as contaminated.

Information on this page will be updated as more details become available.

Coyote Creek Flood: Information and Updates -

State Assembly Proclaims ‘India Republic Day’ in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Resolution ACR 13, authored by Indian American Assembly member Ash Kalra (D-San José) to honor India’s Republic Day, was adopted Jan. 26 in the State Assembly and co-signed by all 74 members who were present.

Kalra, who is the first Indian American to serve in the state Legislature, introduced the concurrent resolution in commemoration of India’s Constitution and in recognition of the Indian American community’s significant contributions to California.