Do you have a student entering college soon? Join our webinar to learn about how they can receive financial aid and grants!
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
4 - 5:30 p.m.
During this webinar, presenters from the San José California Student Opportunity and Access Projects (Cal-SOAP) and the California Student Aid Commission will explain how to get started on FAFSA and Student Dream Act Applications. You'll see a step-by-step tutorial and can get all your questions answered.
To join, please register by clicking the RSVP button or contact my District Office at (408) 262-2501.
Celebrating the Signing of AB 2164
At San José's Disability Awareness Day, we celebrated the signing of AB 2164, which will help small businesses comply with ADA laws. Our district has cities with the most ADA lawsuits in the state, and it can be difficult for small business owners to become compliant. Having resources accessible to small businesses will hopefully help lift that burden, especially for these businesses that have already endured so much during the pandemic. Learn more
AB 2949 - Supporting our Veterans
AB 2949 was also signed into law to provide our disabled veterans relief by exempting them from paying bridge tolls. While there's never enough we can do to repay our veterans for what they've sacrificed for our country, this important measure will support our disabled veterans and their families, who will no longer be burdened by toll costs in order to seek necessary treatment.
AB 2949 will provide financial relief to veterans who display one of the following license plates:
- Disabled veteran
- Pearl Harbor survivor
- Former Prisoner of War
- Congressional Medal of Honor
- Purple Heart Recipient
- Army Medal of Honor, Navy Medal of Honor, Air Force Medal of Honor, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, or Air Force Cross
With the passage of these two bills, we have now passed 11 bills in total this year, with 10 of them becoming laws. Read more about them here.
Check Presentations to Cities
Another exciting part of this legislative session has been being able to secure funding for our different cities to get various projects across the finish line! This month, we presented symbolic checks to the Berryessa Union School District (in San José), the City of Fremont and the City of Santa Clara.
These $10 million will go toward building a new gym in Piedmont Middle School to replace its 60+ year old multipurpose room. This new gym will be constructed next year for students to enjoy.
For Santa Clara, this $800,000 check from the State gets the Magical Bridge project at Central Park across the finish line! Heralded as the nation's most innovative and inclusive playground, Magical Bridge was specifically designed to be socially inclusive and offer everyone access to a secure outdoor play area. The playground will begin construction next year. Learn more
Red Ribbon Week - Oct 23 to Oct 31
RED RIBBON WEEK is recognized annually from October 23 to 31 and is the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. The California legislature enacted House Resolution 62 (HR 62) to commemorate the importance of our firm commitment to living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Please take the opportunity to talk to your kids about drugs by taking the Parent or Caregiver Pledge, and your child can take their oath.
Get up to $3,000 Toward an Earthquake Retrofit
Finally, I wanted to let you know that from now through November 29, the Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program is accepting applications! The EBB program helps homeowners lessen the potential for damage during an earthquake. EBB offers a grant of up to $3,000 toward a seismic retrofit for qualifying older houses. Learn more.
Yours in Service,
Assemblymember, 25th District