Press Releases

Tuesday, July 2 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) states:

Monday, July 1 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 7, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge), passed the Assembly Transportation Committee. SB 7 will allow the purchase of surplus properties occupied by nonprofits at their current use value and prohibit Caltrans from implementing the tunnel or surface freeway options for the 710 gap closure. The bill is also a potential legislative fix for the state to return surplus freeway stubs back to local cities in the freeway corridor. 

Wednesday, June 26 2019

Sacramento, California–Yesterday, SB 61, SB 172 and SB 620 all authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee. SB 61 and SB 172 further establish Senator Portantino’s leadership as one of California’s strongest gun control advocate and enhances public safety across our state.

Wednesday, June 26 2019

Sacramento, California – Yesterday, SB 568, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee.  Glendale Community College’s Superintendent and President David Viar flew to Sacramento to offer testimony in support of the bill.  SB 568 would help the college offset revenue losses associated with closing on April 24. This date is important worldwide to the Armenian Community as it commemorates the Armenian Genocide.

Wednesday, June 19 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 532 authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the Assembly Housing Committee. Senator Portantino introduced SB 532 at the request from the City of Glendale. After the dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies (RDAs), Glendale was left with $27 million dollars in bond proceeds but precluded from using these funds for housing.  SB 532 will give Glendale the ability to use these bond funds exclusively for affordable housing.