Legislation will centralize state data on homelessness to determine the most effective programs and solutions
SACRAMENTO--A bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to address California’s homelessness crisis passed the Assembly today. Assembly Bill 2161 will centralize data related to homelessness across state agencies to ensure resources are being used effectively.
The San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board
Legislation would generate $250 million to strengthen San Francisco waterfront to protect against seismic events and flooding
SACRAMENTO—A bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to finance crucial improvements to the Embarcadero Seawall along three miles of San Francisco waterfront passed the Assembly today. Assembly Bill 2578 would give the state a mechanism to contribute to the Seawall Earthquake Safety Program and would generate an estimated $55 million in the first ten years of the program and $250 million over the lifetime of the program.
Bill will complete a statewide audit of all backlogged sexual assault evidence kits
SACRAMENTO--A bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to address the backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits passed the Assembly today. The measure, Assembly Bill 3118, will require a statewide audit of all untested rape kits in California.
Legislation will make it easier to build supportive housing in California
SACRAMENTO--A bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to address California’s homelessness crisis passed the Assembly today. Assembly Bill 2162 will streamline approvals for permanent supportive housing ensuring individuals experiencing homelessness are able to get off of the street and into permanent supportive housing.
Bills will reduce backlog of untested rape kits, address California’s housing crisis, expand health care, and rebuild the San Francisco Seawall
SACRAMENTO--Nine bills authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) cleared a crucial legislative hurdle today when they came off the Assembly Appropriations Committee’s suspense file. The bills would help reduce the backlog of untested rape kits, incentivize transit-oriented development, begin to tackle the State’s homelessness crisis, make health care more affordable, and invest in the San Francisco Seawall.
The San Francisco Chronicle, Melody Gutierrez
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Editorial Board
The arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer showed how useful DNA can be in solving crimes, even old ones. Yet an enormous collection of DNA evidence sits untouched in California. State lawmakers and local law enforcement should prioritize testing thousands of rape kits.
Two bills introduced in Sacramento would do just that.