Thursday, September 29, 2016

As chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Regional Transportation and Interconnectivity Solutions, please join me in an oversight hearing, "Funding Transportation: Meeting the Challenge," to discuss and address timely transportation issues for the region and state.

Thursday, September 29
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Metro Board Room, 3rd Floor
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

You may RSVP via email at Assemblymember.Holden@assembly.ca.gov or call 909.624.7876. Public transportation is available or you can click here for information on parking. If you cannot make it to the hearing, you can watch it from my website.

Assemblymember Chris Holden Hosts Oversight Hearing
“Funding Transportation: Meeting the Challenge”

WHAT:  

As chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Regional Transportation and Interconnectivity Solutions, Assemblymember Chris Holden will host an oversight hearing, "Funding Transportation: Meeting the Challenge," to discuss and address timely transportation issues for the region and state.

State government officials and experts will discuss everything from fixing highways to save on vehicle maintenance, to promoting public transportation to help meet our climate goals. The hearing will bring stakeholders and the public together to lay the groundwork for solutions at both the local and statewide levels. Malcolm Dougherty, Director of Caltrans will also be attending the hearing.

WHO:

  • Chris Holden, Assemblymember, 41st Assembly District
  • Dr. Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans
  • Phil Washington, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
  • Art Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Southern California Regional Rail Authority
  • Habib Balian, Chief Executive Officer, Foothill Gold Line
  • Mark Christoffels,  Chief Executive Officer, Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority
  • Ron Miller, Executive Secretary, LA & Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Wesley Reutimann, Project Director, Bike San Gabriel Valley (BikeSGV)
  • John Fasana, Chair, Metro Board of Directors and Councilmember, City of Duarte
  • Steve Finnegan, Vice Chair, California Transportation Commission Road Charge

WHEN:

Thursday, September 29
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

WHERE:      

Metro Board Room
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE HERE

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

(LOS ANGELES) In a private ceremony in the "Vin Scully Press Box" at Dodger Stadium, Assemblymembers Chris Holden (AD – 41), Jimmy Gomez (AD – 51), Melissa Melendez (AD – 67) and Donald Wagner (AD – 68) presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 195 to Vincent “Vin” Scully, recognizing his exceptional 67 year-long career with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) has been elected by his colleagues to chair the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC). Lawmakers joining Assemblymember Holden to the newly elected leadership team include Assemblymembers Shirley Webber (AD – 78), vice chair; Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (AD – 54), secretary; and Kevin McCarty (AD – 7), treasurer.

“I’m extremely proud to serve as chair for the Black Caucus,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Together with my colleagues, I look forward to continuing our efforts to advance equality, justice, and opportunity for all Californians.”

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bills to protect wildlife, AB 2148; and increase affordable housing options for foster youth and veterans, AB 2442, cleared the legislature. The legislation now awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature.

“There’s no denying the rapidly increasing number of drones in public spaces,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Now is the time to take preventative steps to protect California’s wildlife and natural habitats before it becomes a problem.”

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Property Tax Timeline for Seniors legislation, Assembly Bill 2691, and Tobacco Cessation Legislation, Assembly Bill 1696, cleared on concurrence. The bills now await Governor Jerry Brown’s Signature.

Assembly Bill 2691 will make it easier for seniors to pay their property tax through a monthly payment plan. The bill would authorize a county Board of Supervisors to implement a monthly property tax payment program for seniors and individuals currently collecting supplemental security income for a disability.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Talent Scam Prevention Bill, AB 2068, passed the Senate Floor with a vote of 38-0. AB 2068 strengthens the Talent Scam Prevention Act by expanding the list of communication forms that can be regulated such as online and computer applications. The bill now awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature.

“With the unprecedented popularity of reality television and social media sites such as YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, and others, the quest for instant stardom has become prevalent among all ages, especially teens and young adults,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Unfortunately, this creates a ripe situation for illegitimate talent agencies to scam young, aspiring artists.” 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Three of Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bills cleared the California State Senate Appropriations Committee today. The legislation, Assembly Bill 1696, which helps California’s neediest residents quit smoking; Assembly Bill 2148, which protects wildlife from drones; and Assembly Bill 2364 that strengthens dual enrollment all passed the key committee and now head to the Senate Floor. In addition, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 158 that would help students transfer credits between California universities also passed.

Assembly Bill 1696 requires tobacco cessation medications, counseling, and assessments to be covered for Medi-Cal patients. Besides the detrimental health effects, smoking takes an $18.1 billion toll on California annually, according to a University of California, San Francisco study.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Los Angeles, CA – In a private ceremony in the Vin Scully Press Box at Dodger Stadium, Assemblymembers Chris Holden (AD – 41) and Jimmy Gomez (AD – 51) presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 195 to Vincent “Vin” Scully, recognizing his exceptional 67 year-long career with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“Vin Scully is a Los Angeles treasure,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “We have been blessed to have Mr. Scully narrate the game of baseball for so many decades.”

Friday, August 5, 2016

Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chis Holden (AD – 41) announced new staff members Faith Lee and Terrence Williams to his district office, and Aaron Colby to his Capitol office.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Faith, Terrence, and Aaron to our team,” said Assemblymember Holden. “I’m confident their unique skill set and experiences will have positive impact for the 41st Assembly District and the state.”

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill to expand housing opportunities for former foster youth, homeless and disabled veterans, AB 2442, passed the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill will now head to the Senate Floor.

AB 2442 allows housing developers to obtain multiple density bonuses from local government if the housing development sets aside ten percent for former foster youth, disabled veterans, or formerly homeless individuals.