Governor Action Report – Creating Change Newsletter
Year One Legislative Update
This past Sunday was the last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills. I’m proud to report the Governor signed all 7 of my bills!
Together, these bills represent significant steps forward to address quality of life issues here on the Peninsula as well as lead on climate change and economic opportunities for all. You can read a recap of my first year in the San Mateo Daily Journal here.
I’m so proud to have had the opportunity to advocate for so many important causes and look forward to getting even more done next year. Until then, you can read all of my bills, including the ones we will continue to work on next year, here.
There is a lot happening over at my Getting to Zero blog! Click here to learn more about my plans to advance climate policy in 2022, encouraging divestment from fossil fuel funds for the investment community, achieving zero-carbon electricity by 2045, and how I envision 24/7 clean energy here in California.
Additionally, I will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference UK 2021 (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland later this month with a small delegation of California state legislators. This conference comes at a critical moment in history. The changes necessary to address climate change are daunting--but not impossible. Read my piece in CalMatters on what’s at stake and two goals for California here.
I look forward to reporting back on what I’ve learned in a future edition of Creating Change!
COVID-19 Rental, Utilities Payment Assistance Available
The State of California is still accepting applications for housing and rental assistance. Please apply as soon as possible!
To find out if you are eligible and to apply, visit HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122. In-language assistance, as well as help with eligibility requirements or filling out an application, can be obtained by scheduling an appointment with a local organization near you by calling 833-687-0967.
On October 5th, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) held an interactive webinar for customers in San Mateo County regarding the utility’s new wildfire safety device settings in the community. For more information on these Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings, click here to view the webinar.
My district and Capitol offices are currently accepting applications for our 2022 internship cohort! This is a great way for young folks interested in learning more about public service, constituent services, and policy to get hands-on experience. We have a rolling application deadline. Please share this link with any interested young people you may know (ages 14+).
As always, we are here to assist you. Please contact me at Senator.Becker@senate.ca.gov or by calling my District Office at 650-212-3313 if you have any questions or concerns.