Press Release

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

(Sacramento)  – The California State Assembly adjourned its March 15, 2018 floor session in the memory of Brett Burkett, who spent 25 years as a law enforcement officer in the San Diego Police Department.  Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) led the tribute to Burkett. “Brett will always be remembered for his infectious laughter and trademark “giggle” as well as his big heart – which was not only demonstrated in his quality time with family and friends, but also every day he put on the badge and went out to serve and protect the community,” said Assemblymember Gloria.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bill to Mandate Minimum Training Standard & Live-Fire Proficiency for Concealed Carry Applicants Advances in Assembly

SACRAMENTO, CA – Legislation authored by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) to bolster California’s gun regulations for concealed carry applicants received its first major approval today by the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee. AB 2103, which finally establishes a minimum safety training standard as well as a demonstrated live-fire proficiency requirement for concealed carry applicants, was passed by the Committee with a vote of 6-1.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Additional State Funding for Homeless Youth Services Secured by Assemblymember Gloria Arrives in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO, CA – After securing an unprecedented $10 million for homeless youth during last year’s budget development process, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today that these state dollars have been delivered to San Diego County and awarded to San Diego Youth Services for homeless youth services and housing programs in the region.

Friday, March 16, 2018

New Agencies Prioritize Funding for Affordable Housing and Will Be Subject to Strict Requirements to Avoid Potential Abuses

SACRAMENTO, CA – A coalition of state legislators today announced new legislation to allow localities to establish redevelopment housing and infrastructure agencies (RHIAs) to fund affordable housing and infrastructure projects in California.  The bill, AB 3037, would be the most far-reaching effort to reinvent redevelopment agencies (RDAs) that were eliminated in 2011. At the time of their elimination, RDAs were required to spend $1 billion to fund affordable housing.

Friday, March 16, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

(Sacramento)  – Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), about 40 other legislators and dozens of staffers gathered for a silent vigil on the steps of the State Capitol to show their solidarity with the thousands of students across the country who participated in the National School Walkout. The Walkout was planned to remember the 17 lives that were lost in a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Assemblymember Gloria and the others stood silent for 17 minutes to honor each of the young lives lost in the Stoneman Douglas shooting.