Support AB 994

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is one of the largest preventive health agencies in the nation, serving the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach since 1955. In the past 60 years, BCHD’s campus has evolved into an integrated hub of vital community health services and providers – ranging from a variety of medical offices to cancer treatment facilities, pharmacies, and much more.

This 60-year old campus is in urgent need of upgrades and renovations. AB 994 would streamline construction costs by as much as $20 million and expedite the building process. These new upgrades will help ensure our community continues to receive the excellent care and services from Beach Cities Health District staff, social workers and volunteers.

Please tell the Governor you support BCHD’s drive to expand and continue its successes in the health improvements of our community.

The Honorable Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Governor, State of California
State Capitol, First Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Governor Brown:

I am writing to respectfully request your signature on AB 994 (Muratsuchi), which would allow, until 2023, the Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) to utilize the design-build procedure to construct and upgrade medical facilities in the district.

BCHD is one of the largest preventive health agencies in the nation, serving the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach since 1955. In the past 60 years, BCHD’s campus has evolved into an integrated hub of vital community health services and providers – ranging from a variety of medical offices to cancer treatment facilities, pharmacies, and much more.

However, the 60-year old campus is in urgent need of facility upgrades and renovations. Additionally, a 2016 community needs assessment survey showed significant unmet need in the Beach Cities for older adult housing, with wait lists of up to 3 years at existing facilities. This bill would allow BCHD to design and build facilities in a streamlined, cost-controlled, and expedient manner; in contrast to the traditional design-bid-build project delivery method. The resulting streamlined process is projected to cut construction costs by as much as 20 percent, saving the district up to $20 million.

This measure has received bipartisan support in the Assembly and Senate, has enjoyed support from state-wide labor organizations and businesses in the South Bay, and has received no registered opposition. Again, I respectfully request your signature on AB 994, thank you for your consideration of this request.

Sincerely,

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