Saving Sakura Gardens Intermediate Care Facility

I participated in a press conference, alongside @santiagoAD53 and Kevin de León, calling on Pacifica Companies, owner of several senior residential care facilities formerly owned by Keiro, a nonprofit primarily serving the Japanese American community, to not demolish Sakura Gardens Intermediate Care Facility.

This is why I introduced AB 279, which would protect seniors during the #covid19 pandemic by prohibiting licensed senior residential care facilities from terminating, transferring, or significantly altering the conditions of residential care services during the State of California’s COVID-19 state of emergency period.

We have a moral obligation to do everything we can to protect these seniors from eviction or transfer trauma. At the very least, we should allow these seniors and their loved ones the peace of mind knowing that their current homes will not be taken away from them during a pandemic.