Press Releases

Monday, July 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Over the weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 998 by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) into law. This bill makes State Route 128 eligible to be designated as an official “Scenic Highway,” which will increase local economic activity in the North Bay region and bring newfound appreciation to the beauty of the route.

“I am ecstatic that the Governor recognizes the importance of this bill and what it means for the communities along Highway 128. This region has been impacted by natural disasters and wildfires, and they are working hard to rebuild and recover,” said Aguiar-Curry. “An official scenic highway designation will promote tourism to these areas and boost community pride.”

Thursday, July 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – This week, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bills 530 and 632 by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) to benefit Solano and Lake Counties.  AB 530 allows the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District to expand its services into Middle Green Valley in Solano County. AB 632 allows Lake County to consolidate the elected offices of the Auditor-Controller and the Treasurer-Tax Collector into one single elected office. Both bills received overwhelming bipartisan support by the Legislature

“I am incredibly proud that the Governor quickly signed these two important bills for my constituents in Assembly District 4,” said Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry. “These bills come as a result of months of work with local stakeholders. Both AB 530 and AB 632 will directly benefit people in Solano and Lake Counties, and that is why it was my priority to introduce and pass these bills early this year.”

Thursday, May 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 1036, by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), passed the Assembly Floor with a vote of 59-16. AB 1036 requires the Secretary of State to modernize outdated regulations governing county voter outreach programs and encourages the Secretary of State to provide additional support to counties with the lowest voter registration rates. This bill also establishes a High School Voter Education Pilot Program in Yolo County. The pilot allows county officials to conduct student government elections using voting machines and custom ballots in order to teach youth how to vote and encourage future voter participation.

Monday, April 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, AB 998 by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) passed the Assembly Floor with a bipartisan vote of 75-0. This bill makes State Route 128 eligible to be named as a “Scenic Highway,” which will increase local economic activity in the North Bay region and bring new appreciation to the beauty of the route.

“As a designated scenic highway, Highway 128 will promote tourism and enhance local pride in the region,” said Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry. “The communities along Highway 128 have been impacted by recent wildfires and other natural disasters. An official scenic highway designation will attract tourists and locals to these areas that have been working hard to rebuild and recover.”

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

ELDRIDGE, CA – Senators Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar Curry, D-Winters, announced today the tentative agreement on the Sonoma Development Center that will empower neighbors, the community and County of Sonoma to conduct a comprehensive community planning process focused on the potential future uses of the Sonoma Developmental Center, while also protecting the sacred open spaces of the undeveloped land.

The framework is the result of a three and a half year collaborative process between the Sonoma County Legislative Delegation, state agencies, and local stakeholders led by the County.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Aguiar-Curry Speaks at ACA 1 Press Conference

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D – Winters) and several of her Assembly colleagues held a press conference and rally yesterday in support of ACA 1, a constitutional amendment to boost local investment in infrastructure and affordable housing. Following the hearing, Aguiar-Curry presented the bill in the Assembly Local Government Committee, where it passed successfully on a 5-2, party-line vote.

ACA 1 would ask California Voters to approve a reduction of the vote threshold for the approval of bond and special tax measures for local affordable housing, supportive housing, and public infrastructure projects from a two-thirds vote to a 55 percent majority. This is the same vote threshold that currently applies to all local school construction bond 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.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

(Sacramento) – This morning, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D – Winters), held a press conference and rally in support of her bill, ACA 1. She was joined by coauthoring legislators and advocates for local governments, housing, labor, public safety, transportation, and conservation.  (ACA 1 will be heard in the Assembly Local Government Committee this afternoon at 1:30pm in room 447 of the State Capitol.)