Presentation on theme: "An Update on the 2014 Legislative Session 1 Assemblymember Holden represents the 41st Assembly District which stretches across two counties and includes."— Presentation transcript:
An Update on the 2014 Legislative Session 1 Assemblymember Holden represents the 41st Assembly District which stretches across two counties and includes the communities of Altadena, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, Upland, San Antonio Heights, Mt. Baldy and Alta Loma.
Budget and Economy Recovered jobs lost during the great recession, and unemployment at its lowest level since July 2008. Fourth straight on-time budget, and third with a surplus. $2.7 billion increase in education funding. Proposition 2 on the November ballot imposes fiscal discipline on the legislature by establishing a rainy day fund. 2 2
California’s Drought: 2014 Water Bond Local Benefits: $900 Million in new funding to further ground water clean-up programs $725 Million in new funding for water recycling $200 Million for new storm water capture $60 Million in new funds for local Conservancies $100 Million for water conservation and water efficiency programs $2.7 Billion for water storage projects 3 Lake Oroville July 20, 2011 August 19, 2014
California’s Drought: Ongoing Water Resource Management 9 Lake Oroville August 19, 2014 Groundwater Management Three bills enacted California’s first-ever groundwater management regulations Locally-based approach to Integrated Sustainability Plans State serves to support local Groundwater Districts Mandatory Statewide Water Restrictions 20% reductions in water usage for all Californians Funding for statewide water efficiency projects All cities in California need to do their part Locally based outdoor watering restrictions
2014 Legislation - Providing Solutions AB 1147 (1747) Massage Businesses: gives local governments more control over regulating massage businesses in their cities and helps cities weed out bad actors. 5 Monrovia HS Robotics Team For Our Cities SB 628 (Beall and Wolk) Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts: Expands Infrastructure Financing Districts (IFDs) to fund development and infrastructure. AB 294 (2013) encouraged local governments to partner with the state on critical infrastructure projects using IFDs as a post RDA tool.
2014 Legislation - Providing Solutions 6 For Our Businesses AB 1566 Kitchen Grease Theft gives law enforcement stronger tools to combat the growing problem of kitchen grease theft. Since kitchen grease became an essential part of biofuel, it has become a target for grease thieves. an Small Business of the Year Nominee, Perry’s Joint, Pasadena For Our Public Safety SB 955 Human Trafficking – principal co-author, adds human trafficking to the list of crimes for which a judge may order interception of wire or electronic communications (wiretapping). For the Environment AB 1767 Protecting Conservancy Lands: Increases fines for dumping and vandalism on Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC) lands. Increased fine revenue will help offset SMMC’s current deficit for repairs and maintenance.
2014 Legislation – Recognizing Our Heroes & History AJR 33 - calls on Department of Defense to “set the record straight” by adding the names of 74 sailors from the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. 7
Providing Leadership – Regional Transportation Solutions “My biggest priority has been to make sure that San Gabriel Valley communities have a greater voice in setting transportation priorities and are in line for new transportation funding in the coming years.” 8
9 At your service… My staff can assist you with a variety of constituent services: ◦ General issues affecting consumers. ◦ Unemployment and disability benefits. ◦ Getting answers from state departments and agencies. ◦ Information on legislation and policy positions. District Office: 600 N. Rosemead Blvd, Suite 117 Pasadena, CA 91107 Tel: (626) 351-1917 Fax: (626) 351-6176 Staff Robbin Lewis-Coaxum, Chief of Staff Bobi Johnson, District Director Darryl Lucien, Legislative Director Gerald Phillips, Field Representative