Press Release

Important Informaton and Resources Regarding COVID-19

Monday, March 16, 2020

My office is working closely with county and state officials so that you have access to the most up-to-date information around COVID-19, visit my webpage for the latest information about Coronavirus:  https://a16.asmdc.org/coronavirus-updates.

As always, please feel free to reach out to staff at my district office with any questions, comments, issues or suggestions.  http://a16.asmdc.org or (925) 328-1515

Assembly District 16 Lunch Programs During School Closures

Sunday, March 15, 2020

The following School Districts in Assembly District 16 have announced lunch programs during school closures.

We will continue to update this if there is a change in locations or more districts announce programs.    

SRVUSD - food is available for students who qualify for federal lunch program at John Baldwin Elem (Danville) and Walt Disney Elem (San Ramon) for pick up between 11:30 am and 1 pm M-F

Nation’s First and Only Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health to Hold Second Hearing Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Hearing on Wednesday in Sacramento Addressing Barriers to Providing Care

SACRAMENTO – Tomorrow, the nation’s first and only Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health, Chaired by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-16), will hold its second hearing in Sacramento at the State Capitol.

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

By Bay City News / KQED 

Under new state legislation announced Tuesday, California's attorney general and local district attorneys would be able to pursue legal action against utility companies that violate safety regulations.

Introduced by a group of Bay Area legislators, in partnership with Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, the Utility Accountability and Wildfire Prevention Act is an effort to hold utilities like PG&E accountable for safely maintaining their infrastructure and properly trimming vegetation near power lines to reduce the threat of wildfire.

Currently, that oversight role falls squarely on the California Public Utilities Commission, and if a utility is suspected of violating regulations, local authorities must seek redress through that agency.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

By George Avalos / Bay Area News Group

Utility suffers $3.6 billion fourth-quarter loss, $3.8 billion in wildfire expenses

PG&E posted a $3.62 billion loss for the final three months of 2019, but the embattled utility said Tuesday it’s on track to emerge from a bankruptcy quagmire linked to its liabilities for a string of lethal wildfires.

Tucked away in its multiple disclosures related to its financial results was the revelation of a new plan to spend $37 billion to $41 billion over the next five years in “infrastructure investments.”

It’s possible that this additional spending could unleash PG&E requests for state regulators to approve higher monthly gas and electricity bills.

For all of 2019, PG&E lost $7.66 billion, the company stated in its earnings report for the October-through-December quarter.