Monday, January 23, 2017

Kaiser Permanente Redwood City's project for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day of service was to clean up the gardens at Taft Elementary School in Redwood City. Two of the more distinguished gardeners helping Kaiser Permanente's 60 volunteers were Assemblymen Kevin Mullin, lef, and Marc Berman. Kaiser Permanente deems the MLK holiday a "day on, not off," working on service projects to improve our neighborhoods.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

After Gov. Jerry Brown warned of fiscal and political uncertainties in light of a new president and the state’s precarious budget leaning toward a nearly $1.6 billion deficit, San Mateo County lawmakers expressed caution while also urging momentum to address pertinent priorities like housing and transportation.

Brown unveiled his proposed $179.5 billion spending plan Tuesday, kicking off negotiations with legislators before the 2017-18 fiscal year budget is finalized in the coming months.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

California Assemblyman Marc Berman’s first month in office has been a mix of routine and adjustment to a new national political landscape.

Berman has been appointed to serve on the following committees: Elections and Redistricting; Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy; Legislative Ethics; Privacy and Consumer Protection; and Transportation.

Friday, January 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) today issued the following statement after President Trump issued several executive orders related to immigration:

“President Trump’s executive orders targeting immigrants and turning away refugees from war-torn countries is a violation of basic human rights and disregards the principles upon which our country was founded. I am committed to protecting all Californians from this gross federal overreach.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) says he is“heartened by what he heard” in Governor Brown’s State of the State Address, noting that he is “looking forward to working with the Governor” on policy such as transportation infrastructure. Berman also noted the need for further investment in housing, an issue critical to the 24th Assembly District, and education. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D – Palo Alto) released the following statement about Governor Brown’s State of the State Address.

Monday, January 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) has been appointed by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) to serve on the following Committees: Elections and Redistricting; Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy; Legislative Ethics; Privacy and Consumer Protection; and Transportation.  

Thursday, January 19, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today Assemblymember Marc Berman (Palo Alto) introduced legislation, AB 184, to permanently continue California’s Planning for Sea Level Rise Database and ensure California remains a leader in responding to climate change.

In 2014, AB 2516 was signed into law, which established the statewide online database that is updated biannually and is overseen by the California Natural Resources Agency. The database provides sea level rise planning information, which includes studies, modeling, mapping, cost-benefit analysis, vulnerability assessments, adaptation projects as well as statuses and updates of Local Coastal Programs. The database is a single, centrally located tool and is beneficial to the state, local governments, and the public by showing actions taken to address sea level rise, enabling a more effective and coordinated response. Existing law repeals the database on January 1, 2018.   

Friday, January 13, 2017

“Today, I voted to confirm Governor Brown’s appointment of U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra to be California’s Attorney General. I can’t think of anyone more qualified or prepared to serve in this vital role at a time when the progress we’ve made in California expanding civil rights and protecting our environment is threatened by the incoming presidential administration.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Top priorities include bridging achievement gap, rebuilding state’s infrastructure

(SACRAMENTO) – Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) was sworn in today as the Assemblymember for the 24th Assembly District.

“It’s a great honor to represent the region where I grew up in the State Assembly,” said Assemblymember Berman. “I’m excited to get to work bridging the achievement gap in our public schools and rebuilding our state’s infrastructure.”