Press Release

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 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

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.

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.

Friday, October 13, 2017

As excerpted from Times of San Diego:

Gov. Jerry Brown issued an emergency proclamation Friday that allows the state to increase its supply of hepatitis A vaccines in order to control the outbreak that began in San Diego.

“Today’s proclamation gives the California Department of Public Health authority to immediately purchase vaccines directly from manufacturers and distribute them to impacted communities,” the governor’s office said in a statement.

So far there have been ​576 cases and 18 deaths reported, with the vast majority in San Diego County, though Los Angeles and Santa Cruz counties have also reported cases.

The majority of patients are homelessness or using illicit drugs, according to the state Department of Health.

Friday, October 13, 2017

As excerpted from Times of San Diego:

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation authored by San Diego lawmakers Shirley Weber and Todd Gloria that paves the way for general election runoffs in all San Diego County elections. Assembly Bill 901 permits the county charter to be amended by ballot proposition to require candidates for countywide offices be elected in November.

“For too long, the County of San Diego has employed a fast track to county-elected office by allowing candidates to be elected in June with only a fraction of eligible voters participating. We now have an opportunity to close that fast track,” said Gloria.

Friday, October 13, 2017

As excerpted from NBC 7 San Diego:

San Diego County is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of hepatitis A in the state

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday over a widespread Hepatitis A outbreak, citing a need to increase the current adult vaccine supply. San Diego County is currently experiencing the worst outbreak in the state, with 490 reported cases, 342 hospitalizations and 18 deaths, according to the CDPH's website.