Press Release

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.


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 here on Palo Alto Online, the Half Moon Bay Review, or on

Monday, May 22, 2017

Federal transportation authorities announced Monday that Caltrain will get the $647 million it needs to electrify the commuter line, which runs from San Francisco to Gilroy. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will sign a deal disbursing the money over the next five years. The federal dollars will cover about a third of the $2 billion project. The state and local government agencies will have to drum up the rest of the money.

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.