Upcoming Livestream of Joint Town Hall Event
We continue to be inspired by the citizens of San Francisco and Northern San Mateo Counties. You have been the epicenter of the resistance, and your participation in the political process has been incredible. As the new legislative session is in full swing, we want to hear from you! Assemblymembers David Chiu and Phil Ting and Senator Scott Wiener will be having a Town Hall on Saturday, April 6th at the UC Hastings School of Law. If you cannot be there but want to know how we are representing you in Sacramento, you can watch a livestream of the event here.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO--Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) joined lawmakers and community leaders today to release a letter calling on Congress to recognize the service of Chinese American World War II Veterans.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Law reduces barriers for homeless individuals and homeless youth attempting to secure identification and access benefits
SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to waive a fee for homeless individuals who seek to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. Assembly Bill 2490 will waive the $25 fee that the California Department of Public Health Vital Records charges when issuing a certified copy of a birth certificate.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Law comes as studies show divisive rhetoric in national politics has filtered down to schools
SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to prevent bullying and harassment in California schools was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. Assembly Bill 2291 will require the California Department of Education (CDE) to establish guidelines to prevent bullying and disseminate online training modules to local educators.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Legislation makes sure weekends and holidays do not count in timelines for tenants to respond to legal notices
SACRAMENTO--A bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to extend the notice period for tenants facing evictions was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. Assembly Bill 2343 will give tenants more time to respond to eviction proceedings and correct an imbalance in the tenant notice and eviction process.
Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement after the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 901 tonight:
“In recent years, nearly every region of our state has been ravaged by wildfires. Given the frightening reality of climate change and decades of flawed forest management, we know that without hard decisions, the intensity and frequency of wildfires will only grow in the years ahead.
The San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board
Friday was the official deadline for this year’s legislative session in Sacramento. Now it’s up to Gov. Jerry Brown to pick and choose the bills that become California law. Brown is facing many important choices over the coming days and weeks.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Photo: Michael Macor / The Chronicle
The San Francisco Chronicle, Melody Gutierrez
SACRAMENTO — Inmates who receive career training in automotive repair, cosmetology, construction and other fields would find it easier to find jobs in those professions once they leave lockup, under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Los Angeles Blade, Christopher Kane
With days remaining before the conclusion of California’s legislative session on Friday, August 31, the fate of at least 12 measures that concern the state’s LGBT community remains uncertain. Advocates are hopeful, though, that a string of recent victories will signal favorable outcomes.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The San Francisco Chronicle, Rachel Swan
A bill to speed up the development of housing and retail on BART parking lots and other property is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, despite staunch oppostion from local political leaders around the East Bay.
Assembly Bill 2923 would require the transit agency to zone its parking lots and other vacant land for building construction and limit cities’ ability to get in the way. It would apply to any BART-owned land within half a mile of a station. Existing surface lots could be replaced with parking structures and new apartments and shops.
“We’re talking about surface parking lots that have not been developed for 45 years,” said Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, who co-authored the bill with Assemblyman Timothy Grayson, D-Concord.