Assemblymember Berman Introduces First Bill to Combat Sea Level Rise

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) introduced legislation, Assembly Bill 184, to permanently continue California’s Planning for Sea Level Rise Database and ensure California remains a leader in responding to climate change.

Legislators react to prudent budget: County lawmakers cautious of uncertainty; urge focus on housing, transportation

After Gov. Jerry Brown warned of fiscal and political uncertainties in light of a new president and the state’s precarious budget leaning toward a nearly $1.6 billion deficit, San Mateo County lawmakers expressed caution while also urging momentum to address pertinent priorities like housing and transportation.

Brown unveiled his proposed $179.5 billion spending plan Tuesday, kicking off negotiations with legislators before the 2017-18 fiscal year budget is finalized in the coming months.