Friday, May 26, 2017

Gloria Bills to Promote Middle Class Housing Opportunities & Stabilize Affordable Housing Finances Advance to State Senate

SACRAMENTO, CA – Continuing on his pledge to bring forward solutions to address California’s housing crisis, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today the successful passage of two more of his housing bills – AB 1193 and AB 1637 – by the State Assembly.

Monday, May 15, 2017

AB 901 by Assemblymember Gloria Advances to State Senate, San Diego One Step Closer to More Inclusive Elections

SACRAMENTO, CA – Legislation authored by California State Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) to better align the County of San Diego’s elections with local, state, and federal timelines was approved today by the California State Assembly. The vote was 51-24.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
As excerpted from CityLab:

California Democrats are uniting against a common enemy who they believe is making residents miserable and imperiling the state’s future. The target: NIMBYs across the state who continually shoot down new housing projects, and the localities that bend to their will.

There are more than 100 bills before the California Legislature that address the state’s housing crisis, and a large share of them would crack down on communities that don’t do their part by facilitating the construction of new homes.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Gloria Earns Victory against California’s Housing Crisis, AB 1505 to Remove Housing Development Barrier for Local Jurisdictions

SACRAMENTO, CA – Less than a month since the announcement of his legislative package on housing, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today that his first bill to help increase production of local affordable housing units has passed the Assembly today by a vote of 47-23.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CA – Following the United States House of Representatives’ passage of the newest version of the American Health Care Act – commonly known as Trumpcare – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) released this statement:

Repealing the Affordable Care Act will cause millions of Californians to lose their health insurance. Today’s vote is a scary testament to the willingness of the President and Congress to eliminate essential health benefits for the poor and middle class in order to give an enormous tax cut to the richest Americans.

Healthcare is a right, and we in the California State Legislature will continue to fight against Trumpcare because we can’t afford to go back to the time when 48 million Americans did not have health insurance.”

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) authored Assembly Bill 1505, a measure that restores the long-standing authority of local municipalities to require the inclusion of affordable rental units as part of local inclusionary housing policies, to make sure local governments are able to expand the affordable housing supply. “Inclusionary zoning is a vital tool which has given local governments an ability to work with developers to create more affordable housing units,” said Assemblymember Gloria.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Legislation to Fix Flawed Memorabilia Law Unanimously Passes Assembly Privacy & Consumer Protection Committee

SACRAMENTO, CA – In connection with National Small Business Week, legislation authored by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) that will relieve small businesses of unnecessary regulatory burdens and help protect consumers of autographed memorabilia received unanimous approval by the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection today with a vote of 7-0.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

As excerpted from CBS 8 San Diego:

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An estimated crowd of about 4,000 to 5,000 demonstrators including elected officials, students, faith leaders, and members of more than 50 local organizations gathered downtown Saturday for the People's Climate March San Diego, part of a nationwide effort that coincided with President Donald Trump's 100th day in the White House.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

As excerpted from the Calexico Chronicle:

The Imperial County Board of Supervisors endorsed a bill that will help prevent youth homelessness in California.

The Board of Supervisors met at their regular Tuesday meeting where they discussed AB 1406 co-authored by Assemblyman Todd Gloria aimed to establish a Homeless Youth Housing Program.

California has the largest population of youth ages 16 to 24 that are experiencing homelessness in the state but there has been a 7% increase in the number of homeless youth in California since 2015. In Imperial County, there are more than 300 homeless youth.

Monday, April 24, 2017

As part of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Assemblymember Gloria welcomed AD-78 resident and Holocaust survivor Ben Midler to the California State Capitol.