Press Releases

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Support comes as Legislature moves into final weeks of legislative session

Sacramento, CA--Today nine mayors of many of California’s largest cities issued a letter endorsing an eviction and foreclosure prevention bill currently before the state legislature. Assembly Bill 1436 by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and 15 legislative co-authors would prevent evictions in the wake of COVID-19 and grant struggling property owners mortgage forbearance.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Package of legislation passed by the Assembly would spur housing creation in California

Sacramento, CA--Members of the California State Assembly advanced a package of housing production bills this week. The proposals increase the amount of housing that is allowed in California and make the housing approval process quicker and smoother.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

As one-third of California tenants report an inability to pay rent, legislation would step in to avoid a wave of evictions and a dramatic increase in homelessness

Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill today to allow millions of California tenants to remain stably housed despite economic upheaval caused by COVID-19. Assembly Bill 1436 would prevent the eviction of renters unable to pay rent during the COVID-19 emergency period, keeping them housed while still allowing landlords to collect rent owed.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

As fire risk increases in California, legislation would improve environmental safety for the public, first responders, and construction workers

Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced a bill today to reduce toxins in our environment and lessen health risks for firefighters by banning the use of hazardous, combustible plastic pipes in new public buildings. Assembly Bill 3015 would require construction contracts for state buildings to specify that plumbing pipes must be noncombustible.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Legislation would allow public dental schools to access federal funding for clinics serving special needs patients

San Francisco, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced a bill today to maximize public funding for special needs dental clinics. Assembly Bill 2146 would create a mechanism for dental clinics at public universities to access federal matching dollars to increase access to dental care for Californians with developmental disabilities and other special health care needs.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Legislation would take immediate action towards transit operator integration leading to a more reliable experience for riders

San Francisco, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill today to create a more seamless, unified Bay Area transit system. Assembly Bill 2057 would instruct Bay Area transit agencies to implement immediate, achievable steps to move toward a more seamless rider experience, and the bill would create a task force to work towards larger, structural changes that would lead to fuller integration among transit operators.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Legislation would provide nearly $500 million annually to address homelessness in California

 

Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced a bill today to create a permanent source of funding to address homelessness by eliminating the mortgage interest deduction (MID) on vacation homes and reforming the MID on primary homes. Assembly Bill 1905 would use the savings accumulated by reforming these tax policies to create the Housing and Homelessness Response Fund to finance homelessness policy solutions across the state.