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Friday, January 11, 2019

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.

Monday, January 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) was reappointed by Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) as Chair of the influential Assembly Local Government Committee. This committee oversees a wide array of policy areas, including General Plan development, land use, housing element, city and county organization and powers, special district governance and finance, government transparency and accountability measures, redevelopment, joint powers authorities, state mandates, county clerks/recorders, and civil grand juries.

Monday, December 3, 2018

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.

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry at the Wine Select Committee Hearing
Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry at the Wine Select Committee Hearing
Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry at the Wine Select Committee Hearing
Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry at the Wine Select Committee Hearing
Monday, October 15, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018

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.”

Monday, October 8, 2018

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.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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.

Monday, September 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Brown signed Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry’s Assembly Bill 2576 into law over the weekend. This proposal, part of Aguiar-Curry’s package of wildfire recovery legislation, is critical to ensure that communities continue to receive timely access to health care when disaster strikes. After finding critical barriers to clinics’ and other health providers’ ability to provide health care and receive reimbursement for health services clinics during and after the devastating 2017 wildfires, Aguiar-Curry introduced AB 2576 to streamline the system.

The roughly 1,300 community health centers in California provide high-quality comprehensive care to 6.5 million people – that’s 1 in 6 Californians.  Community clinics provide the full spectrum of care, from primary care, to dental and behavioral care, and a variety of additional wraparound services to everyone, regardless of ability to pay, immigration status, or individual circumstances. However, when a clinic burns down or is damaged, the current rules restrict health providers from being able to deliver health services in the field.