I'm fighting for small businesses struggling with rent debt accumulated during the pandemic. But my bill, AB 255, COVID Emergency Small Business Eviction Relief Act, was defeated on the Assembly floor by the powerful landlord lobby. Small businesses don’t have lobbyists with big PACs to lobby for their interests. But I will keep fighting for struggling small businesses.
Happy Pride Month!
I had the opportunity to meet Izzy Bacallao who’s idea to paint the Hermosa Beach lifeguard tower has transformed the South Bay. Thank you Izzy, PFLAG Manhattan Beach and to all the volunteers who helped spread acceptance and Pride.
Proud to coauthor SB 796 to return Bruce's Beach in Manhattan Beach to descendants of the Bruce family. It's time to right a wrong committed almost a hundred years ago when Willa and Charles Bruce and other Black property owners and residents were driven out of town. At the time, Bruce's Beach was one of only two beaches in the Los Angeles area where Black families were welcome for a day at the beach.
Thank you Kavon Ward of Manhattan Beach and others for organizing this event.