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Leader Atkins Statement on SB 50 Returning to Senate Rules Committee

January 17, 2020

Press Release form Senator Atkins office – January 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on moving SB 50 from Appropriations Committee back to Rules Committee:

“I believe there is a good faith effort being made to enable California to reach SB 50’s goals of building more affordable homes that increase access to jobs, reduce the time people have to spend in their cars, and help meet California’s climate change targets. To help ensure these conversations continue, I asked the Senate Rules Committee to pull SB 50 back from the Appropriations Committee prior to the January fiscal vote deadline. While many communities still have clear concerns about SB 50, our affordable housing crisis demands we make every attempt to reach agreement on potential solutions. I hope the additional time afforded by this action contributes to the ongoing efforts being made by Senator Wiener, housing advocates, and community leaders.”

Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: www.senate.ca.gov/Atkins(more)

Comments and suggestions for actions: https://discoveryink.wordpress.com/sf-actions/a-better-plan/

The Rules Committee does NOT have a formal process to submit opposition by a position letter but you can still contact senators directly, send emails and letters and call The Rules Committee members are:

Senator Toni G. Atkins (Chair), State Capitol, Room 205, Sacramento, CA 95814, Phone: (916) 651-4039, Fax: (916) 651-4939; Email: Senator.Atkins; stephanie.park – she is a supporter of SB50
Senator Scott Wilk (Vice Chair), State Capitol, Room 3063,Sacramento, CA 95814, Phone: (916) 651-4021, Fax: (916) 651-4921; Email: Senator.wilk; junay.gardner .
Senator Bill Monning , State Capitol, Room 4040, Sacramento, CA 95814, Phone: (916) 651-4017, Fax: (916) 651-4917; Email: senator.monning; trevor.taylor
Senator Richard D. Roth (Recently Added Co-Author of SB 50); State Capitol, Room 2080,Sacramento, CA 95814,Phone: (916) 651-4031
Fax: (916) 651-4931 Email: Senator.roth; elise.gyore . Since General Roth is a co-author added by the amendments on January 6, he is presumaly a supporter
Senator Patricia C. Bates (no need to contact again as she also is on Appropriations and a no vote on SB50)

PLEASE REACH OUT ACROSS THE STATE TO YOUR OWN REPRESENTATIVES IN THE STATE SENATE AND STATE ASSEMBLY AND TO THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE TODAY, OVER THE WEEKEND AND ALL NEXT WEEK I have been told that Governor Newsom’s email for SB50 iis Ronda.Paschal . I will circulate more details when I have them.

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