Yearly Archives: 2019

Senators: Include Legal Protections for Military Families in Privatized Housing in Defense Bill

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) today called on the Senate Armed Services Committee to include in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act portions of the Ensuring Safe Housing for our Military Act

McCarthy Introduces Legislation to Repurpose High-Speed Rail Funding to Water Infrastructure Projects

Congressman Kevin McCarthy introduced legislation today that would repurpose recovered Federal funding from the California High-Speed Rail project to critical water infrastructure projects in California and the West. McCarthy released the following statement on this legislation

Mayor London Breed Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Affordable Housing in the Mission

Mayor London N. Breed today joined community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of future affordable housing at 1950 Mission Street. Once completed, the project will offer 155 affordable apartments for families

Mayor London Breed and Community Leaders Celebrate the Groundbreaking of New Affordable Housing in...

Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Hillary Ronen and community leaders today celebrated the groundbreaking of Casa Adelante, a nine-story building located at 2060 Folsom Street

California Housing Finance Agency Accepting Applications for New Multifamily Mixed-Income Program

California's first program to incentivize affordable housing developments for Californians with moderate income levels, as well as low-income Californians, has been approved

Cárdenas, Lowenthal introduce NET METER ACT in support of green energy sources

This week, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) introduced the National Evaluation of Techniques for Making Energy Technologies More Effective and Resilient

Torres Introduces Bill to Support Sustainable Community Planning

U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) has introduced the Sustainable Communities Act of 2019 to support community development through U.S. Department of Transportation grants to provide

Phyllis Carmichael named 2018 REALTOR® of the Year

Phyllis Carmichael, a 40-year veteran of real estate, was named 2018 REALTOR® of the Year at the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® installation gala last week. The announcement by 2018 SILVAR president Bill Moody was met with loud applause and cheers.

AGUILAR ANNOUNCES NEW APPROPRIATIONS LEADERSHIP ROLE, SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he was selected by Members of the House Appropriations Committee to join the Committee’s leadership team as Vice Chair. In addition, he announced that he will serve on the Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense; Transportation, Housing & Urban Development; and Homeland Security.

REP LIEU INTRODUCES BOLD CLIMATE CHANGE BILL

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), introduced one of the boldest climate change bills in Congress. The Climate Solutions Act of 2019 encourages strong renewable energy standards by requiring that 100 percent of electricity sold in the United States be generated from renewable sources by 2035.

The Center for Biological Diversity and Food & Water Watch today filed a notice...

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today issued the following statement regarding his reappointment to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over

Mayor London Breed Delivers State of the City Address

Mayor Breed calls for San Francisco to rise to the challenges facing the City, announces ambitious ballot measure to streamline affordable and teacher housing, sets goal to create 4,000 new placements for homeless individuals, and names Dr. Grant Colfax as the new Director of the Department of Public Health

Mayor London Breed Announces Plan To Redevelop Fire Station 13 With Housing

Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Aaron Peskin today announced a public-private housing development opportunity in the Jackson Square neighborhood. The City will be offering developers the opportunity to build market-rate housing above a renewed and seismically enhanced Fire Station 13, located at 530 Sansome Street.

DeSaulnier Recognizes Credit Unions for Offering Interest-Free Loans to Furloughed Federal Workers and Hopes...

On the eve of over 800,000 federal workers missing their regularly scheduled paychecks due to the government shutdown, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) sent a letter to the Consumer Bankers Association, the Credit Union National Association, and the Mortgage Bankers Association recognizing credit unions for offering interest-free loans to federal workers.

Congressman DeSaulnier and Senator Feinstein Introduce Legislation to Upgrade Contra Costa’s Water Infrastructure

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced legislation to improve the safety and upkeep of important water supply infrastructure.

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Senators: Include Legal Protections for Military Families in Privatized Housing in...

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) today called on the Senate Armed Services Committee to include in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act portions of the Ensuring Safe Housing for our Military Act