Berman Releases Statement on Historic Transportation Package

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to the passage of Senate Bill 1, California’s landmark transportation package.

Tonight I voted yes on Senate Bill 1 to raise an additional $5.2 billion a year to repair California’s crumbling transportation infrastructure.

Local Leaders Make the Leap to the Legislature

On Dec. 5, 2016, the Capitol welcomed legislators who won their seats in the November 2016 elections. The Assembly swore in 22 new members, four of whom have previously served in the Legislature. In the Senate, three legislators with no former Capitol experience took their oath of office alongside six who had served in the Assembly.

Puente's Mancera honored by Assembly

Monday was a big day for Puente de la Sur Executive Director Rita Mancera. One of the South Coast’s most visible public servants, Mancera was honored as the Woman of the Year in the 24th Assembly District.  Assemblymember Matt Berman presented her with the recognition during ceremonies at the Assembly in Sacramento. "It is an honor to pay tribute to Rita's exceptional work in the 24th Assembly District,” Berman said in a prepared statement.

Palo Alto government representatives share perspectives

Oracle (TO): Are you looking to pass legislation regarding education? Marc Berman (MB): I’ve asked the Speaker of the Assembly to create a select committee on the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education. It is a document that was created 57 years ago that set out the goals and responsibilities for the University of California system, the California State University system, and our community colleges.

Palo Alto officials, Facebook COO condemn anti-Semitic bomb threats

A bomb threat to the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto on Monday, part of a rash of similar threats to Jewish centers nationwide, has shaken up the community. State Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, said in a statement Tuesday he was “saddened and deeply troubled” by the bomb threat, especially as police continue to investigate the vandalism of a dozen buildings and street signs with swastika symbols in Palo Alto and at Stanford University earlier this year.