1st Senate District Trivia
Which California County is home to the tallest bridge in California and the fourth tallest bridge in the United States?
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Helping our Neighbors
A constituent recently reached out to my office regarding some issues she was having with a vegetation management company. She mentioned the company is overstating their utility easement and not fulfilling promises they had made regarding her property. Additionally, they were not notifying her before entering her property. The constituent was experiencing frustration over the lack of communication and results, so she contacted my office. Thankfully, my staff were able to work with the agency and homeowner to create a favorable outcome for both parties.
This is just one example of the many ways my staff are available to assist constituents with state-related issues. My offices are ready to step in where we can! Please give us a call if you think we can help.
With the homeless crisis at a near breaking point, it’s time for the Legislature to provide compassionate and decisive action. I joined my legislative colleagues coauthoring SB 1427. This critical piece of legislation would provide grant funding for homeless courts, funds for expanded treatment options for criminal defendants in mental health court, and reentry planning for jail inmates at risk of becoming homeless upon release. These supportive components can promote rehabilitation and housing stability and give law enforcement and judges’ additional tools to reduce repeat crime committed by the homeless. Click here for more than a dozen solutions to the homelessness problem.
I also want to share some exciting news with you about measures moving forward in the Legislature. I authored Senate Bill 207 and it recently passed the California Senate nearing the last step to becoming law. The measure will allow Siskiyou County to continue to receive transportation funding while consolidating duties of an executive position.
Another great bill I’m proud to support is SB 837. This bill repeals a fee veterans currently pay to have the word "'Veteran" printed on their driver's license. SB 837 ensures veterans can proudly declare their veterans status on their ID.
California wildfires in recent years have destroyed homes, communities, and taken too many lives. I proudly co-authored SB 1062 "Fixing the Firefighter Shortage Act of 2022," which will increase CAL FIRE staffing and better prepare California for wildfires.
Did You Know?
Rebuilding Connections to Nature
California State Parks has awarded a grant totaling $447,395 to Plumas Charter School in partnership with several local non-profits and agencies. The focus is on rebuilding connections to nature after the Dixie Fire for residents near Indian Valley Academy/Taylorsville Learning Center. This program will include approximately 264 activity days in the community and provide the following trainings:
- Wilderness First Aid Training
- Basic 32 Wildland Fire Training
- Leave No Trace Certification
- Career Technical Education (CTE) Credits in Outdoor Recreation
- Career Technical Education (CTE) Credits in Natural Resources
Over the last two years, wildfires have devastated over 4 million acres in California. Preparing for the inevitable is a grim reality, but there are funding opportunities and information on how to make your community and home more fire-safe. My website is one place to start, as well as resources at CalFire.
*Trivia Answer: Placer County!
The 1st Senate District is made up of 11 counties (all of 9 counties, and 2 partial). In this edition, we take a look at the rich history and exciting experiences of Placer County.
Placer County is located directly northeast of Sacramento, CA and has a population of 416,326. Established in 1851, Placer County was formed from portions of Sutter and Yuba Counties with the city of Auburn acting as the seat of government for the County. From urban areas in Roseville to rural North Lake Tahoe, Placer County offers a wide variety of activities for residents and visitors alike. There are many outdoor adventures in Placer County such as hiking, rafting, skiing and snowboarding. One of the most popular hikes in Placer County is the Foresthill Bridge Loop Trail which leads directly under the famous Foresthill Bridge.
Placer County was at the center of the Gold Rush with the first discovery of gold in the county happening near present-day Auburn in May 1848. The Hidden Treasure mine is a gold mine near Iowa Hill in Placer County. Discovered in 1870, the mine produced between 4 and 5 million dollars’ worth of gold during its years of operation.
Visit Placer County to learn more about the interesting history of the Gold Rush or to experience the natural wonders found in this beautiful place.
In closing, as we head into the Summer months, I hope you are able to spend more quality time with the ones you love, and experience all the beauty and wonder California has to offer. Thank you for your support!