Press Releases

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sacramento – Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) today released the following statement after United States District Judge William H.

Friday, April 21, 2017

(San Francisco) – Assemblymembers David Chiu and Phil Ting and State Senator Scott Wiener hosts a special town hall meeting at Mission High School in San Francisco on Saturday, April 22nd (starting at 2pm) to discuss California’s Role in the Resistance to the new federal administration.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Immigrant Worker Protection Act - AB 450 - is CA’s latest challenge to Trump deportation force and goes further than any state to put proactive worker protections into law

Sacramento – The Immigrant Worker Protection Act, a bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that affirmatively protects workers from immigration enforcement through disruptive workplace raids, today passed its first policy committee. AB 450 comes as arrests of immigrants with no criminal record have more than doubled in the first few months of 2017, and many advocates for immigrants fear that worksite raids are next.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

AB 342 Allows San Francisco and San Jose to Use Automated Speed Enforcement Pilot Program to Reduce Speeding and Save Lives

San Francisco—The Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee today passed AB 342, the Safe Street Act, which will authorize on a pilot basis the use of Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) in both the City and County of San Francisco and the City of San Jose. The goal of the program is to address excessive speeding as a major factor in traffic injuries and deaths.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Returning from spring recess after historic transportation vote, Assemblymembers highlight wide range of approaches to help Californians struggling with skyrocketing rents and home prices

Sacramento, CA–Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, was today joined by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and Assembly colleagues to push for solutions to the housing affordability crisis that threatens California’s economy and makes life difficult for so many of the state’s residents. Legislators called for a variety of approaches, including a new permanent source of affordable housing funding, creative ways to reduce homelessness, streamlined housing production, and strengthened enforcement of the state’s housing laws.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sacramento, CA–Assemblymember David Chiu (D - San Francisco) tonight issued the statement below after the Assembly and the Senate approved a $52 billion transportation funding bill (SB 1) and sent to the voters a Constitutional Amendment (ACA 5) to protect the funds.