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COVID-19

These resources have been compiled to support our community through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. From working with EDD to understanding the roadmap to recovery, my office is here to help you.

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California Wildfires

My office has compiled a list of wildfire resources that help you mitigate risk as well as find help when recovering from the aftermath of wildfire season.

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Broadband FAQ

My office hosted a virtual town hall to discuss broadband access, infrastructure & deployment, new state legislation, funding and broadband projects underway.

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Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry Issues Statement Following Tragic Shooting in Davis, CA

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) issued the following statement following the shooting of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona in the line of duty in Davis, CA on the evening of January 10, 2019:

“My heart broke last night upon hearing the news. Natalie Corona, was widely recognized to be a rising star among her fellow police officers in the Davis community.  Her service was so much more than a job.  She committed herself completely to protecting the Davis Community as an officer, and also committed her personal time to working for us all.

We will, without a doubt, miss her dedication and passion for public safety.  Yet, I know that nothing we are feeling could possibly compare to the grief of her family at this time.  I am grieving with the Davis community and with Natalie’s family. Our community is shaken, and we will struggle for a long time to process what happened.

Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Boost Local Investments in Infrastructure and Affordable Housing

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D – Winters) and several of her Assembly colleagues introduced ACA 1, a constitutional amendment which would give local governments improved options for funding critical infrastructure projects, including broadband expansion, local roads, and affordable housing projects. This bill is important, because it will empower local communities to address local priorities without needing to rely on state and federal funding initiatives.

ACA 1 would reduce the local vote threshold for approval of bond and special tax measures from a two-thirds vote to a 55 percent majority.  This is the same vote threshold that currently applies to all local school district measures. By making this change, ACA 1 puts housing and infrastructure projects on par with school proposals, so that cities, counties, and special districts have a practical financing tool to address community needs.

Legislation allows Napa wineries to better use social media

The wine industry scored a small win in Sacramento recently, bringing a handful of post-Prohibition laws up to date in the age of social media.

Signed by Gov. Brown in late September, Assembly Bill 2452, which takes effect in January, will let wineries freely use social media to promote certain events hosted by retailers that plan to feature their wines. The bill was the work of Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, state Sen. Bill Dodd and the Napa Valley Vintners trade group.

$5M sustainable farming incentive to benefit wildlife

SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry pushed, and Gov. Jerry Brown has now signed, AB 2348, which creates the California Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program.

Supported by $5 million in the 2018-19 Budget, this program will offset the cost of flooding rice fields in the winter, a practice that improves soil health after the growing season and provides critical wetland habitat for birds and other wildlife along California’s Pacific Flyway.

Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry Creates $5 Million Sustainable Farming Incentive to Benefit Wildlife

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) passed, and Governor Brown signed, AB 2348, which creates the California Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program. Supported by $5 million in the 2018-19 Budget, this program will offset the cost of flooding rice fields in the winter, a practice that improves soil health after the growing season and provides critical wetland habitat for birds and other wildlife along California’s Pacific Flyway.

“Researchers at UC Davis told me about the important environmental benefits winter-flooded rice provides,” said Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry. “Flooding rice fields in the winter helps decompose leftover rice straw and waste grain, which offsets open-burring, creates wetland habitat for birds, and can support nurseries for fish. Incentivizing winter-flooding is supported by environmentalists, hunters, and farmers alike.”

How Our Local Legislators Fared on Police and Criminal Justice Reform Issues

It was a banner year on police and criminal justice reform issues before the state legislature.  The ACLU of California just issued a legislative scorecard on issues they endorsed and showed how all of the legislators voted on them.  For our purposes we’re pulling out only the police and criminal justice reform measures to evaluate how Senator Bill Dodd and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry fared.

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Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry Bill to Keep California Families Financially Secure and Green Signed by Governor

Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 2063, by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), was signed by Governor Brown.  The bill will require a consumer’s ability to pay for home improvements to be determined prior to the signing of a financing agreement to fund those improvements, and before any construction work can start. The bill also makes other consumer protection improvements to the “property assessed clean energy” (PACE) program to ensure that the program can continue without putting homeowners at risk.

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