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)

Mervyn M. Dymally bust unveiled

An excerpt from the Compton Herald

SACRAMENTO – The long-awaited bronze bust of the late Mervyn M. Dymally, a long-time California lawmaker and former lieutenant governor, was unveiled at the State Capitol on Aug. 12, 2019

Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, D-Carson, who unveiled the bust in a special ceremony, authored AB 2036, he said, “to ensure that this trailblazer’s legacy will always be with us.” The statue sits at the entrance of the lieutenant governor’s office in Sacramento.

Port of Long Beach will study automation’s impact on city

An excerpt from American Shipper

The Long Beach City Council has directed the city’s harbor department to conduct a study on the economic impact of port automation on the city.

The council voted 8-0 to order the study at its Aug. 20 meeting. It’s the latest in a series of studies and legislation proposals having to do with automation in the wake of a failed effort by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to prevent APM Terminals from installing robotic equipment at its terminal at Pier 400 in the neighboring Port of Los Angeles.

Youth Drop-In Centers among Key Programs in Budget

SACRAMENTO – A proposal by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) to establish a network of Youth Drop-In Centers was included in the 2019 State Budget signed by Governor Gavin Newsom.