At the June 22, 2017 Delta Stewardship Council hearing, my statement on the proposed amendments to the Delta Plan concerning "Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both" was read into the record. Here is my statement:
"At last month’s Delta Stewardship Council meeting, I expressed my continued opposition to the proposed Delta Plan Amendments for Conveyance, Storage Systems and the Operation of Both. Unfortunately, I cannot remove my opposition of the version of draft amendments being considered today.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) today honored 93-year-old Enrico E. “Rico” Cinquini of Oakley, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater and China during World War II, as Assembly District 11’s Veteran of the Year for 2017.
Cinquini was Frazier’s guest this afternoon at the Capitol for the California State Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee’s 10th Annual Veterans Recognition Luncheon.
SACRAMENTO– Gov. Jerry Brown’s push to expedite planning and construction of the disastrous Delta twin tunnels project violates key parts of the Delta Reform Act of 2009 and has the state Department of Water Resources abdicating its responsibilities by turning over management of the project to water agencies, the Legislative Delta Caucus charged today in a letter to the governor.
Today, The California Transportation Commission (Commission) began two days of workshops and meetings aimed at answering questions related to the implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act.
With the passage of the Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), California’s drivers are making a strong investment in the future of state and local roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure. To expedite the needed work, the Commission is actively working on guidelines for project allocations.
“It is clear that everyone in California is looking to us to lead the way. The Commission takes very seriously its charge to make thoughtful, effective, and efficient mobility investments” said Commission Chair Bob Alvarado.
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Discovery Bay) passed his remaining bills from the Assembly Floor leading up to today’s House of Origin deadline. Ten of his bills were brought up for a vote this week, passed and now head to the Senate.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D - Discovery Bay) joined several of his fellow lawmakers for a joint hearing of three Assembly committees investigating the Oroville Dam catastrophe. Assemblymember Frazier said after the hearing there are still many unanswered questions but he said it’s clear, “The Oroville Dam spillways were poorly maintained and water agencies who benefit failed in their responsibility to ensure the integrity of the dam.” Here’s more about what the committees discovered in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – The State Assembly has passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 64, authored by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay), declaring May 22, 2017 as Special Olympics Day. "It's beyond amazing that 96,000 Californians have the opportunity each year to participate in the sports they love while developing lifelong friendships and skills,” said Assembymember Frazier.
Sacramento, CA – On Monday, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D - Discovery Bay) passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 64 declaring May 22, 2017 as Special Olympics Day, and subsequently honored the Special Olympics of Northern California (SONC) and the Special Olympics of Southern California (SOSC) by presenting Assembly proclamations for their continued commitment to provide outstanding programs for Californians with and without disabilities.
For big game hunters, another bill, Assembly Bill 521 was passed by the Appropriations Committee. This bill would lower the cost of a resident elk tag.
Sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, it would lower the cost of a California resident elk tag from $450 to $100 and also add an allocation for youth tags to go to $20. Previously, youth hunters had to pay the full adult price for a tag. California’s elk tags are much higher than all of the western states.