Press Release

Monday, May 6, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

HALF MOON BAY, CA - From California State Senate: State Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblymembers Kevin Mullin and Marc Berman will hold a forum on "Keeping the Coastside Connected" from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday at Half Moon Bay High School.

The panel discussion was prompted by a string of utility outages in Coastside communities this year. They included a 20-hour disruption for internet users in January, an eight-hour power outage affecting more than 10,000 households and businesses in February, and a power outage in March that led to the closure of the Lantos tunnels for more than nine hours, creating confusion and gridlock for communities on both sides of the tunnels.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, a bill authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) to prevent covert for-profit colleges from evading state oversight passed out of the Assembly Higher Education Committee with bipartisan support.  This legislation is joint-authored by Assemblymembers Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, David Chiu, Susan Talamantes Eggman, Evan Low, and Kevin McCarty.

Monday, April 8, 2019

A bill that would require community colleges to grant overnight access to parking facilities for homeless students passed an Assembly committee last week and was referred to an appropriations committee.

Assembly Bill 302 directly addresses findings from a recent report that nearly 1 in 5 community college students experienced homelessness in the past year.

“The reality is that students are sleeping in their vehicles right now, and when we don’t provide a safe place for them to sleep, we force them into the shadows — into dark alleys and industrial parks — where they are most vulnerable,” said Assemblyman Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto). “We can no longer pretend that community college student homelessness isn’t a crisis — we have the data that clearly says it is. Shame on us if we turn our backs on these students and choose to ignore them.”