I am excited to share with you my mid-year update and what I have been able to accomplish so far in Sacramento. Last week, my colleagues and I voted on a reasonable and thoughtful state budget that will benefit all Californians. Personally, I was able to secure funding that is specific to our district in addition to statewide efforts.
If signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, this year’s budget will include $3.75 million to fund ongoing work to fight against car break-ins, $32.3 million to support senior services programs, and $5.5 million for San Jose to spend on emergency and disaster preparedness.
In addition to a great budget year, my legislative package is also in good shape. Over the past month, 18 of my bills were passed by the Assembly and are now pending before the State Senate. My main focus this year is to increase access to mental health services for youth with AB 8, which require every K-12 school in our state to have mental health professionals on campus. Other issues that I am working are better hate crime reporting, increase safety for mobile home residents, require better automobile safety, help communities have safe and reliable drinking water, and good governance policy.
Aside from bills that I am authoring, my colleagues and I continue to work to solve some of the biggest problems that California faces. Over the next three months, the legislature will look at bills to address the rising costs of housing, public education, the affordability of higher education, and the protection California’s residents. As the legislature looks at these issues, I hope to hear input from my constituents on which bills will best help to solve some of our states greatest challenges.
In this newsletter, you will find more detailed updates on the bills that I am working to pass in Sacramento, information about upcoming community events such as movie nights and Independence Day celebrations, as well as highlights of past events throughout the district.
To keep up to date on state and local matters and learn about my upcoming events, please visit my website or contact my District Office at (408) 262-2501.
Assemblymember, 25th District