Tuesday, February 12, 2019


February 11, 2019



Garo Manjikian

P: 626 351-1917

E: Garo.Manjikian@asm.ca.gov


Community Leaders Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs Recognized as Civil Rights Pioneers by the California State Legislature

Pasadena (CA) – Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs were recognized by Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) in Sacramento as the 41st Assembly District’s “2019 Unsung Heroes” for their contributions to the advancement of equal rights for all individuals.

“Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs’ contributions to our community will have a powerful impact for years to come,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Through their dedication and hard work, they carry on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and are an inspiration for future generations.”

Monday, February 11, 2019

Pasadena (CA) – Legislators representing communities at risk of wildfires along the San Gabriel Foothills from La Canada to Upland will host a wildfire town hall in Pasadena on Thursday February 21st 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Pasadena High School Gymnasium.

“We live in an area that is beautiful yet prone to wildfires which poses a risk to our property and well-being,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “The good news is that we can take steps at the individual and state level to help prevent wildfires that will save lives and our communities.”

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced its intention to file for bankruptcy. Assemblymember Chris Holden issued the following statement:

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember Holden joined lawmakers to author and introduce legislation, Assembly Bill 11, that would increase funding for affordable housing and infrastructure production in California. AB 11 allows cities and counties to create agencies that would use tax increment financing to fund affordable housing and infrastructure projects. The bill takes a similar approach to the tax increment financing structure used by the former redevelopment agencies (RDAs) that were dissolved because of budget constraints cause by the Great Recession.  


Monday, December 3, 2018

Pasadena (CA) –Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden will introduce legislation to remove the 710 North Project Area between Interstate 210 and Interstate 10 from the California State Freeway and Expressway code. The legislation, which will become public later today, comes days after the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) did not identify the freeway tunnel as the preferred alternative in its Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the SR 710 North Project Area.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Pasadena (CA) – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has released the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the SR 710 North Project. The final report identifies the Transportation System Management/Transportation Demand Management Alternative as the Preferred Alternative out of the four build options, including a freeway tunnel.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Asm. Holden and committee member
Asm. Holden and committee members
Asm. Holden speaking
Asm. Holden speaking
Asm. Reyes speaking
Committee member speaking

The Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions Information Hearing took place at the Rancho Cucamonga Council Chambers.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rancho Cucamonga (CA) – As Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions, Assemblymember Chris Holden hosted a local informational hearing, "Securing Transportation Growth Opportunities" to discuss and address timely transportation issues for the region and state. 

“California faces diverse transportation needs,” said Assemblymember Holden. “The Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions serves as a mechanism to bring local partners together to foster dialogue and regional cooperation regarding the most pressing transit needs facing local governments.”