Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today Governor Brown signed a bill by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) to connect families to nutrition assistance programs. Assembly Bill 323 will allow counties to connect CalFresh applicants to emergency food providers through a referral to 2-1-1 services.

“Millions of Californians rely on CalFresh to meet their basic nutritional needs, so it is imperative that they have timely access to emergency food aid,” said Berman. “AB 323 takes a meaningful step towards curbing hunger by employing technology to immediately refer individuals and families to reliable food providers.”

Monday, July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – In response to the Legislature approving and sending to the Governor AB 398 (E. Garcia) and AB 617 (C. Garcia), Assemblymember Berman issued the following statement:

“As the Trump Administration abdicates its responsibility as a global leader in combating climate change, it is paramount that California reaffirms its commitment to protecting the environment. The benefits of AB 398, which extends California’s cap-and-trade program, and its companion bill to reduce air pollutants, AB 617, will be felt for years to come. Environmentalists and businesses alike recognize that reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air and water quality will boost California’s economic competitiveness, protect our precious resources, and increase people’s quality of life — now and in the future.

Friday, July 7, 2017

I recently served on a panel of speakers at a self-driving car event in Silicon Valley and met a fellow panelist, Assemblyman Marc Berman, known for his savvy awareness about self-driving cars. During the panel, Marc offered numerous insights that showcased his prowess in understanding the nature of where self-driving cars are today and where they are heading.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Assemblymember Marc Berman honors Philippe Rey of Adolescent Counseling Services in recognition of California Nonprofits Day. Read more on The Patch.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) is pleased to announce that Governor Brown signed the 2017-18 budget today, which allocates $4 million from the General Fund to the Butano Channel Restoration and Resiliency Project in coastal San Mateo County.

“This funding will directly impact constituents in the 24th Assembly District by addressing annual flooding that, due to decades of sediment build-up in the marsh, shuts down the main road into Pescadero after even the smallest rainfall,” said Berman.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Assemblymember Marc Berman discusses autonomous vehicle regulations. Read more here on the Silconeer or on Airtrends.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

STATE RECOGNITION ... Ada's Cafe was selected by state Assemblyman Marc Berman as the 24th Assembly District's Small Business of the Year. Representatives from the coffee shop went to Sacramento on Monday, June 5, where they received the award during a lunchtime ceremony attended by about 500 people. Berman recognized the business for its commitment to hire adults with developmental disabilities and its research in best practices to provide "meaningful employment" for them.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to passage of the 2017-18 state budget:

Monday, June 5, 2017

Assemblymember Marc Berman honors Kathleen Foley-Hughes of Ada's Café and Catering in recognition of California Small Business Day. Read more on Palo Alto Online.

Monday, May 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to the Federal Transit Administration’s approval of funding for the Caltrain Modernization Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project.