Alex Lee - Assemblymember, 25th District
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October Newsletter

Dear Friend,

In our first year, we passed 7 of our bills out of the Legislature, and held numerous events - both virtual and in-person. I'm excited to share with you some updates and upcoming events.

New Laws

Five of my authored bills were signed into law including bills reforming our justice system, making Milpitas and Berryessa BART stations safer, and protecting mobile home residents from unfair water charges. Learn more

While I was deeply disappointed AB 339 (to preserve the public's ability to participate in government meetings remotely) and AB 1444 (would have prohibited listing websites from charging restaurants fees unless the call resulted in a paid order) were vetoed, I'm proud of the progress made. I will never stop fighting for government transparency and our small businesses.

AB 339 - We're already seeing governments big and small adopt teleconferencing options for public comment on their own. Accessibility, transparency, and integrity of our democracy are core values of mine and I'm committed to continuing to modernize the way our government works for our constituents.

AB 1444 - Listing websites have ended the practice of charging restaurants commissions simply for connecting calls because of our bill. We know that small businesses are the lifeblood of our community, and with their narrow margins, it's important we do all we can to continue to protect them from unnecessary fees.

Since taking office in December 2020, our office has:

  • Closed over 2,200 cases
  • Including over 1,600 EDD cases
  • Had over 100 office hour appointments
  • Hosted 3 heritage events
  • Held 11 town halls
  • Organized 2 highway cleanup events
  • Toured and met with 25+ organizations that serve residents in the district
  • Volunteered with 25+ local organizations and nonprofits

Boba & Bills - Saturday, October 23

Boba and Bills

Do you have an idea for a bill? I would love to hear more about it! Bring your bill ideas, thoughts, and suggestions while enjoying some local boba! Our office is hosting our first Boba and Bills event at Toco Toco located at 1694 Berryessa Rd, San Jose, CA 95133 on Saturday, October 23 from 3 PM - 4 PM. Please RSVP in advance below or by calling (408) 262-2501.

RSVP

If you can't attend our event, but have an idea, you can also submit it through our legislative proposal form.

Halloween Safety Fair at Milpitas Farmers' Market - Sunday, October 24

Halloween Safety Fair


Come join our office, the City of Milpitas, Milpitas Fire Department, Milpitas Police Department, and the Pacific Farmers' Market for a Halloween Safety Fair at the Milpitas Farmers' Market, 882 Great Mall Dr Milpitas, CA 95035, on Sunday, October 24th from 8 am - 12 pm. Learn about how to safely celebrate Halloween, get some free swag, and have fun with the family!

RSVP

Latino Heritage Month

Honorees

As Latino Heritage Month comes to an end, I want to highlight the incredible community leaders of Assembly District 25 that we celebrated in Newark earlier this month.

  1. Bob Nuñez
  2. Sucy Collazo
  3. Ray Rodriguez
  4. Alma Cruz
  5. Dianna Zamora Marroquin

We also celebrated the memory of Vivien Larsen, an Ohlone College Trustee and lifelong educator who passed away earlier this year.

Learn more about our honorees

Property Tax Postponement Program (PTP)

The State Controller's Office has an important program that may provide some relief for residents on their property taxes. The Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program allows homeowners who are seniors - or who are blind or have a disability - to apply to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence. Homeowners must meet certain criteria to qualify and applications for the 2021-22 tax year are available now. Learn more by visiting www.ptp.sco.ca.gov or calling (800) 952-5661.

Legislative Town Hall

If you missed our recent legislative town hall where I provided an update about the legislative session for the year including our bills that were signed into law, you can watch the recording here.

I hope to see you around in District 25 soon!

Yours in Service,

signature of Alex Lee

Alex Lee
Assemblymember, 25th District

 
Capitol Office:
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0025
Tel: (916) 319-2025
Fax: (916) 319-2125

District Office:
1313 N. Milpitas Blvd Suite #255
Milpitas, Ca 95035
Tel: (408) 262-2501
Fax: (408) 262-2512