AD64 Budget Wins 2021

Asm. Gipson Brings Home $2.238 billion for AD 64

  • $3 million for Carriage Crest Park in the City of Carson for improvements on existing facilities and renovations of the recreational building.
  • $10 million for Center Avenue in the City of Compton to help improve stormwater management, increase recreational opportunities, and expand green space along Compton Creek.
  • $10 million for Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital to support critical treatment services focused on the aftermath of COVID-19, an increase in behavioral health counselors, and overall workforce development.
  • $15 million for the Student Success Coach Grant Program to support AmeriCorps partners, like City Year LA, in addressing the social-emotional and academic needs of low-income students. (AB 235 - Student Success Coaches)
  • $50 million for Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for infrastructure development.
  • $300 million commitment by the Governor to dedicate ongoing funding for public health, including Health Equity, beginning in 2022-2023. (AB 1038 - Health Equity Fund)
  • $350 million for the Teacher Residency Grant Program to recruit and retain new teachers, and to increase diversity in the workforce. (AB 520 - Diversifying the Teacher Workforce)
  • $1.5 billion for the new Educator Effectiveness Block Grant Program to support teacher and staff professional development, offering structured feedback and coaching systems around social-emotional learning, promoting teacher social awareness, and to create diverse learning environments. (AB 520 - Diversifying the Teacher Workforce)

Oversight Hearing Calls for Audit of UC Budget

(Sacramento) – Today, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC), under the chairmanship of Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Carson), conducted a joint oversight hearing with the Assembly Higher Education Committee regarding the University of California’s budget process. The hearing was in response to ongoing issues stemming from a 2011 State Audit of the UC budget system.

“The UC system is world-renowned among institutions of higher learning, and is something that all Californians are proud of and benefit from,” states Gipson. “However, when questions arise about inequity amongst our student population, and there arise concerns regarding a lack of accountability and transparency, it is the job of the Legislature to get answers.”

Union Rally

Members, their families, and friends came out in support of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union—numbering in the thousands—for a rally in San Pedro Thursday night.  KABC'S Tom Perumean (PER-roo-mee-in) was there. 

Gipson Takes Oath as Newest Assemblymember for 64th District

Education, public safety to be top Assembly priorities

(SACRAMENTO) -  Mike Gipson (D-Carson) was sworn in as the Assemblymember for the 64th Assembly District. The ceremony took place in the Assembly Chamber of the State Capitol.

“There is much work to be done,” said Gipson. “I am incredibly honored that my constituents have placed their trust in me to take action on their behalf.”

Immediately prior to his election to the Assembly, Gipson served as Vice-President of the Advisory Board for the State Public Utilities Commission and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Positive Imagery Foundation, Inc.

In addition to serving as an advocate for public school teachers with United Teachers Los Angeles, he is also the former Chairman of the California Contract Cities’ Legislative Committee.

District 64 includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor Gateway, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, South Los Angeles, Torrance, Watts/Willowbrook and Wilmington.

The oath of office was administered by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu.