2022-2023 State Budget Highlights

$3.861 Billion in Direct Investments for Assembly District 64 & Statewide:

$1 Million – for the Wilmington Boys & Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor to develop its "A Safer Wilmington" initiative that includes a three-component strategy – a new Wilmington Park Club, expanded programming and safety at the Wilmington Club sit, and safe transportation.

$1.5 Million – for the Watts Empowerment Center that will support the planning, design, and renovation of the 4-acre arts and culture campus and allow the center to expand services and accelerate existing efforts.

$3.5 Million – to the City of Compton to convert Roosevelt Middle School into a Pathways in Technology Early College High School, also known as a "P-Tech" education institution, which will provide students with the academic, technical, and professional skills and credentials they need for competitive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs.

$4 Million – for the Watts Tower Arts Center to begin renovations that will expand recreation and green space in the Watts community, more than doubling the area's current park acreage, which will increase recreational opportunities while bringing new arts and cultural opportunities to the community.

$6.7 Million – for the Battleship USS Iowa Museum to build and operate the Freedom of the Seas Park Pavilion for the benefit of the Los Angeles Harbor Region, particularly for underserved communities located in "park poor" areas who also have limited ocean and waterfront access.

$7 Million – for the City of Carson to begin projects that include City facilities, parks, and community infrastructure.

$7 Million – for the Broadway South corridor in Los Angeles to begin its first phase of construction on the transformative Broadway South project, a Green Street redesign of 2.8-miles of Manchester Avenue and Broadway Street that will create a state-of-the-art multimodal active transportation corridor.

$110 Million - for the nation's first Goods Movement Workforce Training Campus, to be located in the Los Angeles Harbor Region, which will ensure an adequate supply of trained workers across the goods movement industry.        

$10 Million – for peer-to-peer mental health services in K-12 schools. (AB 1969 – Peer-to-peer mental health)

$3.6 Billion – to the California Department of Education for instructional materials and professional development to improve school climate, which also includes training for de-escalation specialist and restorative justice best practices. (AB 2794 – De-escalation specialists)

Supported an Additional $272 Million in State Budget:

$12 Million – to repair the Artesia Bridge in the City of Compton.

$5 Million – to CSU Dominguez Hills for the California Black Women's Think Tank, the nation's first research institution aimed to provide solutions and remove barriers that Black women and girls face on a daily basis, to achieve racial and gender equity.

$250 Million – to reconstruct Lynwood High School.

$3 Million – to the 40 Acre Conservation League, an African American led conservation land trust to acquire lands for the empowerment of all, with an emphasis on people of color, under three pillars: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, and Recreational Justice.

$2 Million – for Summit of the Americas costs.

Governor Newsom Signs Gipson Bill to Address Ghost Guns in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif (July 1, 2022) – Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1621, authored by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson), an urgency measure and among a package of critical gun related legislation, which is focused on banning ghost guns across California.