Anti-slumlord bill passes
Owners of substandard buildings to be held accountable
AB 2925, targeting owners of substandard properties by holding them accountable has passed the Assembly.
The bill’s author, Assemblyman Mike Davis (AD48), states that AB2925 will require an owner of a property that is uninhabitable or otherwise found to be in substandard condition, to provide their local enforcement agency with current contact information and a plan of correction.
“Shelter is one of the basic needs for survival and yet the inability to find safe and sanitary housing is a serious problem. The situation is particularly severe for low-cost families in urban areas of our state” stated Assemblyman Davis.
In addition to the blight and increased crime in the neighborhoods in which they are located, substandard properties also drain on municipal resources, requiring repeated inspections and extreme remedies like receivership to restore the buildings to productive use.
David Roberts remembers when the 9th District was dubbed the “Great 9th” by former Gilbert Lindsay, and he wants to bring it back to that greatness, where “citizens are empowered to create positive change.”
To bring back the vitality, Roberts says he will call on his 20-year history of working within the district and with the leadership of the businesses, institutions and organizations to bring in resources and investments.
The excitement and adrenaline rush that carried the Kamala Harris camp through a grueling and nail-biting election for attorney general was still very evident as California’s newly-elected top lawyer strode into the Millennium Biltmore Hotel to face supporters and the press Tuesday.
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MONTEREY PARK - Under a new state law, parents and guardians of Los Angeles Unified students convicted of gang-related crimes will have to attend parenting classes and meet with families who have been victimized by gang violence, the bill's author said today.
The Parental Accountability Act – Assembly Bill 1291 – was authored by Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Norwalk.
"The time has come to hold parents accountable and give them the resources they need to help their children,'' Mendoza said.
A “ghetto-themed” off-campus party allegedly held by U.C. San Diego students called “Compton Cookout” prompted Assemblyman Isadore Hall, the Assistant Speaker pro Tempore, to hold a press conference today at 11 a.m. in Sacramento condemning the event as racist and sexist.