Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Frazier (D – Oakley) issued the following statement after the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by renewing a series of two-year delivery contracts for agricultural customers located south of the Delta:
“After numerous lawsuits, the court’s decision validates what environmental and Delta advocates have been saying for years. This is a rare, yet sweet, victory for those of us calling for restrained pumping levels and a closer look into the detrimental effects to the Delta’s ecosystem.
Sacramento, CA – Last week, Governor Brown signed Assemblymember Frazier’s (D – Oakley) bill to remedy an inconsistency within the State Highway Operation and Protection (SHOPP) by stating that projects relating to operational improvements on state highways are eligible for inclusion in the program.
“I commend the Governor for signing AB 2289 into law. This bill adds another layer of transparency to ensure that these funds are used in the appropriate manner,” stated Frazier. “As we increasingly look to traffic operation improvements to provide greater efficiencies in the operation of the state highway system, AB 2289 makes it abundantly clear that these operational improvements are to be included in the SHOPP.”
Sacramento, CA –Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1813 by Assemblymember Frazier (D – Oakley), which adds two ex officio members – one from the Assembly and one from the Senate – to the High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors.
“I applaud the Governor for signing AB 1813, which will create consistent oversight regarding the development of high-speed rail and allow for more direct communication between the Authority and the Legislature,” stated Frazier. “The State of California and its voters have committed billions of dollars to this project and it’s the Legislature’s duty to provide oversight and ensure the effective use of public funds.”
Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) issued the following statement today after the California Supreme Court’s ruling on Delta-property issues was released:
“It’s unfortunate that the judicial system would trample over property rights to facilitate a project that will devastate the ecosystem of the Delta and the farming economy of Northern California. I’ll be watching this carefully to make sure that property rights will be protected against government takings.”
Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.
SACRAMENTO ─ Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, announced today that Assembly District 11’s 2016 Veteran of the Year is Stephen P. Todd, an Antioch resident whose advocacy and exemplary leadership has galvanized the East Contra Costa veterans community.
“Steve Todd truly leads by example and it’s an honor to recognize him today. After serving his country, he continues to be hands-on and support his community,” stated Frazier. “It’s a privilege to work side-by-side with Steve helping veterans in need. The world needs more people like Steve Todd and I’m extremely grateful that he is part of my community.”
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) will receive the Volunteer of the Year award from Special Olympics Northern California.
“I am honored to receive this award from such an inspiring organization. As a volunteer at the summer games, each year I witness the confidence, self-esteem and dignity instilled in the athletes who have the opportunity to shine and showcase their talents,” stated Frazier. “Knowing how much they look forward to this event and seeing the smiles on their faces is reward enough for me. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Special Olympics Northern California to expand possibilities for the athletes of the future.”
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) issued the following statement after the public was notified earlier this week that the first segment of high-speed rail will be delayed 17 months and cost an additional $63 million to complete:
“The latest news about construction delays and excess costs is yet another example of the plague that continues to infect our Nation's first high-speed rail train.
“It is paramount that the legislature take an increased role in ensuring our residents receive what they were promised. My bill, AB 1813, would add two members of the legislature to the Authority. This will strengthen overall confidence that the project will be built successfully, on-time, and within budget."
Sacramento, CA –Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) made the following statement regarding the Legislature’s approval of the 2016-17 Budget:
“I commend the Legislature and the Governor for working together to pass another balanced budget that reinforces the importance of fiscal responsibility. At the same time, I remain committed to investing in California’s transportation infrastructure needs.
SACRAMENTO ─ A family-owned, community-oriented flooring company with ties to Fairfield and Vacaville is the 2016 Assembly District 11 Small Business of the Year, Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, announced today.
Gillespie’s Abbey Carpet & Floor was honored this morning at the Capitol during California Small Business Day 2016 observances.