Senator Portantino Hosts Successful Senior Seminar in Sierra Madre – Second Event Set for April in Sun Valley

Wednesday, March 13 2019

Sierra Madre, California – On March 11, 2019, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) hosted the first of two Senior Seminars with the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Office of State Controller Betty Yee, and the Office of Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang, at the Hart Park House Senior Center in Sierra Madre. The representatives from each office shared information on different programs and services offered and answered numerous clarifying questions. Over 40 seniors attended Monday’s senior seminar.

“I am glad that my office could bring this important information to the seniors of Sierra Madre.  We anticipate hosting these valuable events throughout the 25th Senate District. We are particularly grateful for the excellent support from the city of Sierra Madre, whose staff went above and beyond to make this event such a success,” said Senator Portantino.

Jaime Garza from the Department of Motor Vehicles gave a presentation on how to apply for the new Real ID, and answered questions and concerns addressed by the seniors. Maria Unzueta, Director of Public Affairs from the Office of State Controller Betty Yee, talked about the state’s property tax postponement program and assisted constituents in filing for unclaimed property, and Carol Quan, a special assistant from the Office of Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang, shared about special property assessment opportunities for seniors.

The second senior seminar is set for Tuesday, April 2nd, at Villa Scalabrini in Sun Valley.