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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Gloria Blasts House GOP for Approving ‘Tax Reform’ Plan that Takes from America’s Working and Middle Class to Give to the Wealthy

SAN DIEGO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) issued the following statement today after House GOP passed its ‘tax reform’ plan:  

Thursday, November 2, 2017

As excerpted from the San Diego Union Tribune:

San Diegans who make too much to qualify for traditional affordable housing but not enough to rent in many places will get some help next year through a new pilot program. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill introduced by Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, that authorizes the San Diego Housing Commission to work with developers and property owners to include middle-income earners in projects that also include low-income housing.

Friday, October 27, 2017

CPUC Gives Green Light to Extend Park Boulevard to Harbor Drive, Decision Can Finally Link Balboa Park to San Diego Bay

SAN DIEGO, CA – A direct vehicular link between Balboa Park and the San Diego Bay could finally be a reality following an approval by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), as the state representative for both Downtown San Diego and Balboa Park, announced today that the CPUC has granted the petition by the City of San Diego to modify the Park Boulevard and Harbor Drive railroad crossing and open it to vehicular traffic.

Monday, October 23, 2017

As excerpted from NBC 7 San Diego:

The new law aims to alleviate the severe lack of housing for middle-income families in California

Middle-income families in San Diego will soon have a better chance of owning a home thanks to a new state bill signed by the Governor last week. AB 1637 aims to spur construction of middle-income housing, which could help alleviate the severe lack of housing for middle-income families in San Diego. Assemblymember Todd Gloria authored the bill and calls the housing crisis his central preoccupation.

“I do not believe that the Golden State can be a great state if we’re not building housing for the middle class,” Gloria said. “The numbers show that we simply aren’t.”

Thursday, October 19, 2017

As excerpted from the New York Times:

What do you want done with your body after you die? It is an unnerving but important question, and for most Americans there have long been only two obvious choices: burial or cremation. But a third option, a liquefaction process called by a variety of names — flameless cremation, green cremation or the “Fire to Water” method — is starting to gain popularity throughout the United States.

This week, California became the 15th state to outline commercial regulations for the disposal of human remains through the method, chemically known as alkaline hydrolysis.

Monday, October 16, 2017

As excerpted from SFGate:

State lawmakers have exempted bookstores from a requirement that sellers of items that carry their creator’s autograph include a certificate guaranteeing that the signature is authentic.

Legislation excluding bookstores from the certification requirement followed a lawsuit by a Bay Area bookseller. AB228 by Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, passed both houses without a dissenting vote and Gov. Jerry Brown signed it Thursday. The law takes effect immediately.

Monday, October 16, 2017

As excerpted from San Diego LGBT Weekly:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill to produce  more units of affordable housing for middle-income earners in the City of San Diego as well as Santa Clara County has been signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown. AB 1637, authored by Assemblymember Todd Gloria(D-San Diego), grants new authority to the San Diego Housing Commission and its counterpart in Santa Clara County to develop and finance mixed-income housing projects.

Monday, October 16, 2017

As excerpted from Healthline:

California becomes the 15th state to approve the process, which advocates say is better for the environment than fire-based cremation.

“A final spa treatment” is how one person described it to Barbara Kemmis. But instead of melting away stress and worries, this treatment dissolves human remains.

This so-called “water cremation process” is gaining in popularity. It offers people the option of having their remains dissolved in a hot chemical liquid bath.

Advocates say it’s a more environmentally friendly option than burial or fire cremation.

Monday, October 16, 2017

San Diego Housing Commission to Have Authority to Develop & Finance Mixed-Income Projects under Bill by Assemblymember Gloria

SACRAMENTO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today that his bill to produce  more units of affordable housing for middle-income earners in the City of San Diego as well as Santa Clara County has been signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown. AB 1637, authored by Assemblymember Gloria, grants new authority to the San Diego Housing Commission and its counterpart in Santa Clara County to develop and finance mixed-income housing projects.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Governor Brown Signs AB 967 by Assemblymember Gloria, Gives Californians Environmentally-Friendly Alternative to Fire Cremation

SACRAMENTO, CA – After three previous attempts in the Legislature, water cremation rose from the dead during the 2017-2018 legislative session and was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown. AB 967, authored by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), permits the use of alkaline hydrolysis – also known as “water cremation” – for the disposal of human remains in California.