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)

Son of state assemblyman who authored gun law ID’d as victim in Gramercy Park shooting

An excerpt from KTLA News

The son of a California assemblyman from Carson was one of three victims who survived an apparent drive-by shooting that left a fourth victim dead in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles over the weekend, officials said Wednesday.

The intersection of 89th Street and Hobart Avenue in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles, as pictured in a Google Street View image.

Gipson Responds to Marathon Petroleum Facility Fire in Carson; Amends Current Bill

CARSON, Calif --- “Last night, Carson residents witnessed and heard a loud explosion that came from the Marathon Petroleum Facility site. While I am pleased that no injuries were reported, we must do everything we can to ensure wrap around safety for residents living in close proximities of refineries,” said Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson).

California Black Caucus Chair Introduces “Reparations” Bill

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – Assemblymember  Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, has introduced, a new bill, AB 3121. It calls for setting up a task force to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans.

“Existing law,” the language of the legislation reads, “requests the Regents of the University of California to assemble a colloquium of scholars to draft a research proposal to analyze the economic benefits of slavery that accrued to owners and the businesses, including insurance companies and their subsidiaries.”