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Thursday, April 11 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 532, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), passed the Senate Government and Finance Committee. Senator Portantino introduced SB 532 at the request of the City of Glendale, to help free up $27 million dollars of dormant Redevelopment bonds for use to build affordable housing.  Mayor Ara Najarian and Director of Community Development Philip Lanzafame flew to Sacramento to offer testimony on behalf of the effort.  

Wednesday, April 10 2019

Sacramento, California–Today, SB 217, SB 428, SB 568, and SB 729 all passed the Senate Education Committee, the of the bills are authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge).  SB 217 is jointly authored with Senator Richard Roth and SB 428 is jointly authored with Senator Richard Pan.

 

Wednesday, April 10 2019

A bill known as SB-7 which would lay the foundation for the state to return surplus 710 freeway stubs back to local cities in the freeway corridor passed a state Senate committee Tuesday.

The bill, authored by Pasadena-area Senator Anthony Portantino, SB 7 additionally would forever officially prohibit the implementation of a freeway tunnel or surface freeway in the gap between Alhambra and Pasadena.

Wednesday, April 10 2019

A bill that would allow the sale of Caltrans-owned buildings located in the path of the defunct 710 Freeway extension to be sold at very affordable prices to the nonprofit organizations that occupy them was approved by a key legislative committee Tuesday.

Senate Bill 7, authored by state Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-Glendale, received a 7-0 vote and will be headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee in a few weeks, a committee chaired by Portantino.

Tuesday, April 9 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, the Senate Transportation Committee passed SB 7, the State Highway Route 710 bill, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge). The bill would allow the surplus of the non-profit properties to be purchased at their current use value. In addition, SB 7 would prohibit Caltrans from implementing a tunnel surface freeway or expressway for Route 710 between Route 10 and Route 210 and it lays the foundation for the state to return surplus freeway stubs back to local cities in the freeway corridor.