Chu’s Bill to Create a Permanent Solution to Cleanup California’s Freeways Moves to the Senate

Monday, January 29, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 29, 2018 - CONTACT: John Nam (916) 319-2025

San Jose's Penitencia Neighborhood Association Supports AB 1395 To Create A Permanent Solution To Cleanup Our Alameda And Santa Clara County Freeways And Highways(Sacramento, CA) – A major bill authored by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) aimed to cleanup state highways and freeways cleared the State Assembly this afternoon, moving onto the Senate. The measure, AB 1395, directs Caltrans to prioritize litter cleanup on highway segments with the highest traffic volumes and amounts of trash.

“I wrote this bill because I am fed up of constantly seeing piles of litter along the freeway in my home district,” said Assemblymember Chu. “Constituents in the counties of Alameda and Santa Clara have been living with this problem for far too long. With this bill, we will create a central clearinghouse at Caltrans to ensure requests for litter cleanup are completed on a timely manner.”

Supporters of AB 1395 include Californians Against Waste and the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, as well as the Penitencia Neighborhood Association in San Jose. The bill is scheduled to be presented before the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee within the coming weeks.