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With spring now taking hold in California, CAL FIRE is already staffing up for fire season, while focusing the efforts of its crews on preventing large and damaging wildfires. Recent rains have been a welcome sight to drought parched California, but CAL FIRE firefighters are not letting their guard down, instead they are training for another potential busy fire season and working hard to prevent wildfires. Across the State, CAL FIRE has already hired a surge of over 400 additional seasonal firefighters, whose focus includes fire prevention, fuel reduction and defensible space programs.
Renewable energy allows American families and businesses to generate their own clean energy, and advances in energy storage will allow our nation to better harness this energy. However, one critical tax law may slow that process down
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement after California officials announced that the leaking natural gas well near Porter Ranch has been permanently sealed and taken out of service
Today, a press conference is being held in Boyle Heights to honor the community activism that contributed to Governor Jerry Brown’s recent proposal to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of residential properties, schools, daycare centers, and parks around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who represents Vernon and many of the surrounding communities, is issuing the following statement on the event
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who represents many of the communities around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon, as well as the site of the facility itself, issued the following statement today about Governor Jerry Brown's proposal of a $176.6 million spending plan to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of residential properties, schools, daycare centers, and parks around the former Exide facility
Mayor Lee Announces Affordable Housing Development Opportunities at Candlestick Point for Low Income &...
Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) from the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) for two affordable housing developments with 290 new, permanently affordable homes on key parcels located at the site of the former Candlestick stadium at Candlestick Point in the Bayview.
Target has pledged to put solar panels on a quarter of its stores, but the company could cut pollution dramatically and even save its customers money by putting panels on all of its nearly 2,000 rooftops in North America, advocacy group Environment California said today
Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement in response to the introduction of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s California water bill, the California Long-Term Provisions for Water Supply and Short-Term Provisions for Emergency Drought Relief Act
Rep. Grace F. Napolitano welcomed new federal funding for Los Angeles County El Niño flood control projects and improvements to our ports, announced in President Obama’s 2016 Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Work Plan
"As the world gets hotter and closer to irreversible climate change, these justices appear tone-deaf as they fiddle with procedural niceties. This arbitrary roadblock does incalculable damage and undermines America's climate leadership. But make no mistake, this won't stop California from continuing to do its part under the Clean Power Plan."
Six months after Mayor Rusty Bailey accepted the Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness from President Obama, Riverside has successfully housed 89 homeless veterans within the city who had been identified as needing housing
“This is a celebration of the people of San Francisco that make our City great,” said Mayor Lee. “With a strong, diverse economy as the foundation for San Francisco’s continuing progress, we will tackle longstanding challenges like affordable housing and homelessness while making historic investments in our schools, transportation system and public safety network. I have dedicated 26 years of service to our City to make sure everyone has a chance to succeed, and I am humbled to be sworn in as Mayor of the ‘greatest City in the world’ for a second term.”
Strategic Growth Council Approves $32.4 million through Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program
The California Strategic Growth Council today unanimously approved $32.4 million in competitive grants and loans to eight housing and transit-friendly infrastructure projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.
The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) – a state committee formed by the legislature to advance local community revitalization efforts – has awarded $15 million in new grants for affordable housing projects in L.A. The City has received $30 million total this year from the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program.
Without a working smoke detector, the risk of a tragic fire increases. The Community Development Department inspects over 4,000 homes annually through the Rental Housing Inspection Program. One item on the checklist is to locate working smoke detectors which is number one on the list of top 10 violations.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) is fighting for low-income and middle-class Americans to have the opportunity to own their own home, provide a safe haven for family, and build wealth.
Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today applauded the U.S. House passage of the FAST Act that included a provision that strikes the prohibition barring municipalities from using tax exempt bonds toward Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) projects. Last week, Rep. McNerney and Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) led their House colleagues in a bipartisan letter urging that this provision be included in the final highway-transportation bill language
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against two separate attempts to obstruct the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan would allow states, localities, and energy utility companies to set standards for reducing emissions and encourage investments in innovative, sustainable energy production
Pending home sales bounced back from the previous month at the statewide level in October, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today. Pending sales were also significantly higher on an annual basis, portending higher closed escrows in the next couple of months.
U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White on the SEC's actions related to risk-sharing by the GSEs during a House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled “Examining the SEC’s Agenda, Operations, and FY 2017 Budget Request."