Press Releases

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.

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.”

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Governor Brown signed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, Assembly Bill 2370, that expands lead testing in drinking water within California’s child care centers.

“Lead poisoning is a serious threat to children’s health,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Increasing lead testing for California’s high-risk children is one of the single biggest steps we can take to prevent lead poisoning.”

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) today announced the availability of applications for the 2019 Young Legislators Program. Now in its fourth year, the Young Legislators Program, offers high school seniors in the 41st Assembly District a front row seat to the public policy and political arena.

“I’m excited to launch the fourth annual Young Legislators Program for the 41st Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “I have no doubt this program will again have a lasting impact on the students and I look forward to meeting next year’s Young Legislators.”

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sacramento (CA) – Today the California State Assembly passed sweeping wildfire preparedness and response legislation that includes provisions to make the electricity system safer and protect ratepayers from the uncertainty utility bankruptcy. The legislation also protects wildfire victims’ rights in civil actions and bans the use of ratepayer funds for executive compensation or perks.