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As a parent, I’m concerned about the impacts that indefinite distance learning and social isolation are having on our children. We must reopen schools as soon as it’s safe.

One of my priorities this legislative session is AB 10, my bill requiring schools to have a reopening plan and to implement it within two weeks of their county landing in the Yellow, Orange or Red tier (indicating lower rates of transmission). This policy is based on solid data confirming that educational settings are not super-spreaders of COVID-19.

As stricter Stay-At-Home orders are needed to address the surge in COVID-19 cases, California has increased support for small businesses through new hiring tax credits, automatic sales tax relief, and increased access to capital. 

"Main Street" Small Business Hiring Tax Credit - Apply Today!
Qualified small businesses adversely impacted by the pandemic may be eligible for a limited number of tax credits when they hire full-time employees.To qualify, employers must have:

I hope you were able to take some time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. As we reflect on what is most important in our lives and look forward to the new year, I am seeking your input on California’s legislative and budget priorities for 2021.

As a parent of kids in local public schools, I share concerns about the mental and social-emotional health of our students, public health safety for school personnel and students, and education gaps between public and private school students. If you share my concerns or have questions, join me: 

I want thank you for re-electing me to represent you in Sacramento. We’ve accomplished a lot since I first became your representative in 2012, and I’m honored you’ve entrusted me to serve a fifth term to continue making California a better place for everyone.

As soon as I’m sworn in next month, I’ll prioritize the state’s economic recovery, our children’s education, housing/homelessness, the environment and other pressing needs. I also want to protect safety net programs that support struggling families during COVID-19.

The November 2020 election is here. Due to COVID-19, all Californians registered to vote will automatically receive a mail-in ballot, which began arriving in our mailboxes over the last few days. Voting by mail is safe and secure.

If you are not registered to vote, please do so by clicking here before the October 19th deadline to ensure you receive a mail-in ballot on time. You can also use that same link to check your registration status.

Mail-In Ballots

The November 2020 election is here. Due to COVID-19, all Californians registered to vote will automatically receive a mail-in ballot, which began arriving in our mailboxes this week. Voting by mail is safe and secure.

If you are not registered to vote, please do so by clicking here before the October 19th deadline to ensure you receive a mail-in ballot on time. You can also use that same link to check your registration status.

Mail-In Ballots

The pandemic has affected the way many of us are doing our jobs. Legislating was no different. Our Stay-At-Home public health orders reduced the number of floor sessions and committee hearings we could hold, drastically limiting the proposals we could advance.

California receives more than $400 billion in federal funding annually. With COVID-19 straining state budgets, those resources will be increasingly important over the next several years to support vital services, such as education, public safety, transportation, healthcare and more.

But our share of federal funding to support these programs is at risk because fewer residents have filled out the 2020 Census compared to past years. For every person missed in the population count, California loses out on $10,000 from Washington D.C. over a decade.

It’s hard to believe Labor Day weekend is here. This year, it comes with an excessive heat warning from the National Weather Service, prompting a Flex Alert to be in effect starting Saturday through Monday.

That means from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm on each of those days, Californians are urged to conserve energy to prevent the need for rolling blackouts, even though it won’t get as hot in our district. Turning off unnecessary lights and major appliances will help ease the demand on the state’s electric grid.

As a father, I became increasingly concerned with the rising number of school shootings before COVID-19 struck. Tomorrow marks a milestone in my years-long push for stronger gun safety laws. After three attempts, California is finally expanding its red flag law under my bill, AB 61, which will make our classrooms and workplaces safer from gun violence.

We are experiencing a historic heat wave that is forecast to impact our area and the rest of the state through tomorrow. As a result, California's electricity grid operator may call for more rolling blackouts in both San Mateo and San Francisco Counties.

Here are several steps that each of us can take to stay as cool as possible and reduce our electricity use to help limit the need for rolling blackouts. Most of us do not have air conditioning, so to help keep your home cool:

If you are experiencing symptoms of possible COVID-19 infection or you are an essential worker, don’t hesitate to get tested. If you have health insurance, contact your primary care provider first to schedule a test. Additionally, pop-up testing is now available in the southern neighborhoods of San Francisco and in Daly City.

SAN FRANCISCO (serving the OMI, Crocker-Amazon and surrounding areas; no appointment needed):