Tuesday, October 10, 2017

As excerpted from KPBS:

On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to try to help restore the Tijuana River Valley, an area inundated by sewage spills over the last year. Senate Bill 507 authored by state Sen. Ben Hueso D-Chula Vista and co-authored by Assemblyman Todd Gloria D-San Diego, is one of several efforts being made to solve the problem, as South Bay communities and residents are increasingly losing patience.

“The contamination of the Tijuana River Valley has plagued this region for decades and it's negatively impacted the health and quality-of-life for Coronado and Imperial Beach residents,” Gloria said in a press release. “SB 507 starts us on a path toward a permanent solution. I remain committed to working with local and federal partners to ensure our beaches and waterways are clean and safe for all San Diegans.”


Monday, October 9, 2017

SB 507 by Senator Hueso & Assemblymember Gloria Signed into Law, Bill Provides State Funding to Help Address Sewage Spills 

SACRAMENTO, CA – With sewage spills and contamination continuing to occur in the Tijuana River Valley, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will start to bring some relief. SB 507, authored by California State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) and principally co-authored by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), will provide $2.1 million in state funding for improvement efforts in the Tijuana River Valley.

Friday, October 6, 2017

As excerpted from Voice of San Diego:

Assemblyman Todd Gloria hailed the 15 housing bills Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last week as “a magnificent achievement,” but he warned that it’s “not mission accomplished” when it comes to addressing the state’s housing shortage. Gloria’s remarks came at the beginning of the first meeting of the Assembly’s Select Committee on Housing Affordability for Middle & Working Class, which he chairs.

Gloria, who sat on the board of the San Diego Housing Commission for three years prior to being elected to the City Council in 2008, was appointed in April to head the committee. Its goal, he said Monday, is to identify areas of housing policy where there’s room for improvement, with the focus being on boosting the production of units affordable to middle-income earners.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Gloria Bill to Safeguard Low-Income, Elderly, and Disabled During and After States of Emergency to Become Law in 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law legislation by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) that will protect California’s most vulnerable during and after declared states of emergency. AB 607, known as the Community Resiliency and Disaster Preparedness Act of 2017, takes steps to ensure that Californians who receive public assistance can continue to access their benefits both during and after declared states of emergencies.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Bill by Assemblymember Gloria, Senator Wiener to Change Unfair HIV Criminalization Laws Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law landmark legislation by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and California State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) that reforms outdated state law which unfairly criminalized and stigmatized people living with HIV.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

As excerpted from the San Diego Union Tribune:

Paramedics are the newest troops in the fight against San Diego’s ever-growing hepatitis A outbreak.

A letter signed this week by the director of the state Emergency Medical Services Authority temporarily expands state laws that govern paramedics, granting them emergency powers to “vaccinate at-risk populations in response to the outbreak.”

Dr. Kristi Koenig, director of the San Diego County Emergency Medical Service, requested the temporary scope of practice expansion on Sept. 20 and said Wednesday night that she received approval in the mail Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Assemblymembers Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) came together to highlight the need for election reform in San Diego county. Gloria authored Assembly Bill 901 to let San Diego voters decide whether candidates for county office should be elected in the higher turnout general election, even if they receive a majority on the primary ballot.

Friday, September 29, 2017

As excerpted from KGTV 10 News:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KGTV) - Governor Jerry Brown Jr. signed legislation Friday to increase the supply and affordability of housing in California.

The laws provide funding for affordable housing, reduce regulations, boost construction and strengthen existing housing laws.

"These new laws will help cut red tape and encourage more and affordable housing, including shelter for the growing number of homeless in California," said Governor Brown.

Friday, September 29, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a package of legislation aimed at tackling California’s housing crisis. Following this historic event, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) issued this statement:

Friday, September 15, 2017

Gloria Issues Statement Following Assembly’s Passage of the California Values Act, Bill Now Heads to Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the California State Assembly voted to approve the California Values Act SB 54 -- legislation that would limit the involvement of state and local law enforcement in federal immigration enforcement. As a supporter of this legislation, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) issued this statement following its passage: