Press Releases

Women's History Month Celebration

Assemblymember Alex Lee, Fremont Councilmember Teresa Cox, Fremont Councilmember Jenny Kassan, and Executive Director Tina Fernandez of Hers Breast Cancer Foundation hosted a celebration in Milpitas to celebrate Women’s History Month Celebration and honor six leaders at a celebration in Milpitas.

Woman of the Year 2022: Karena Shackelford 

AB 2050 to Reform the Ellis Act Reintroduced

Today, AB 2050, Ellis Act reform was reintroduced by Assemblymember Alex Lee. AB 2050 would curb property speculators who misuse the Ellis Act from evicting buildings full of rent-controlled residents, many who have lived there for decades. The reform to the Ellis Act would ensure that this type of eviction cannot be used until after five years of property ownership. 

Black History Month Celebration

Assemblymember Alex Lee, Fremont Councilmember Teresa Cox, and the San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP celebrated Black History Month Celebration to honor six individual leaders and the contributions of HBCUs at Albert Augustine Jr. Memorial Park of Sunnyhills in Milpitas.

AB 2289, Tax on Extreme Wealth Reintroduced in California

Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San José) has reintroduced the tax on extreme wealth in California. Similar to the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act proposed by Senator Elizabeth Warren, this tax would apply to households with net worths of more than $50 million — the top 0.07% of Californians. 

AB 2053, the California Social Housing Act Introduced by Assemblymember Alex Lee

Today, Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San José) introduced AB 2053 to establish Social Housing in California. AB 2053 will create the California Housing Authority (CHA) to produce and preserve mixed-income homes that are union built, sustainable, collectively owned, affordable for all income levels, and are financially self-sustaining. 

Bill to Expand Public Participation and Access to Government Meetings Introduced by Assemblymember Alex Lee

Today, California Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San José) introduced AB 1944 to require a remote participation option for members of the public as well as allow members of a local legislative body, upon majority vote, to waive Brown Act requirements of publishing their private addresses and making their private address open and accessible to members of the public.