Assemblymember introduces legislation to increase transparency of warehouse developments in I.E.

I recently introduced Assembly Bill AB) 485 to provide increased public transparency of warehouse development projects funded using taxpayer dollars. Warehouse developments have grown tremendously in the Inland Empire. As of 2018, Riverside and San Bernardino counties had more than 65,000 individuals working in warehouse jobs. While the building of warehouses can be seen as … Continue reading Assemblymember introduces legislation to increase transparency of warehouse developments in I.E.

Free community college is critical for Fontana and the Inland Empire

Community college students display a grit and tenacity you would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. I’ve met many -- both as former dean of the Chaffey College Fontana campus and now as vice president of student services -- who manage a full course load while raising families and working multiple jobs. We provide students … Continue reading Free community college is critical for Fontana and the Inland Empire

Letter to the Editor: Warehouse jobs are hurt by automation

Dear Editor: Why do so many of our city and county representatives still continue to okay warehouse development in our communities? The vast majority of residents, whom they are supposed to be representing, do not want them! Most of those warehouse jobs are only part-time, low-wage, with no union protections or benefits. And report after … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Warehouse jobs are hurt by automation

Letter to the Editor: Early childhood programs praised

Dear Editor: Gov. Gavin Newsom's bold proposal of $1.8 billion for early childhood programs is the focus we need to close the achievement and readiness gap in California. Research has shown that students who were not proficient in reading by the end of third grade were four times more likely to drop out of high … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Early childhood programs praised

Concern and confusion over West Valley Logistics Center should raise red flags

Narrow roads, diesel trucks, heavy construction, loud noise, and air pollution. The last few years have been difficult for Bloomington residents living near warehouses. Sadly, local leaders continue to prioritize this type of development over more housing and green zones that better serve constituents. Fontana’s own vision of transforming 291 acres of land into homes … Continue reading Concern and confusion over West Valley Logistics Center should raise red flags

Letter to the Editor: More warehouses should not be built

Dear Editor: On Dec. 18, award-winning chief economist for the Inland Empire, John Husing, stated that President Trump's policies on trade (tariffs) have had a severe negative impact on the logistics sector of Southern California, and especially here in the Inland Empire! Therefore, unless we want lots more empty warehouses, no Inland Empire cities should … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: More warehouses should not be built

Letter to the Editor: Zoning of neighborhoods must remain residential

Dear Editor: It’s clear that Fontana Planning Commissioners are conflicted about the West Valley Logistics Center. If that’s the case, why are they continuing to recommend rezoning land to build these seven warehouses? It’s easy to see that 3.5 million square feet of industrial development will only bring thousands of diesel trucks to a rural … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Zoning of neighborhoods must remain residential

2018 General Election Endorsements

US Senate - Kevin de LeonLt. Gov - Ed HernandezAttorney General - Xavier BecerraState Controller - Betty YeeSecretary of State - Alex PadillaState Superintendent - Tony ThurmondState Treasurer - Fiona MaInsurance Commissioner - Ricardo LaraUS Congress, 31 - Pete AguilarUS Congress, 35 - Norma TorresState Senate, 20 - Connie LeyvaAssembly District, 47 - Eloise Gomez- … Continue reading 2018 General Election Endorsements