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April 27, 2016

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Posted: 04/26/16, 6:14 PM PDT | Updated: 14 hrs ago
A state senator wants to add two members to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)’s board of directors, saying the board is too L.A.-centric and ignores requests for rail and bus projects in the southeast county.

April 18, 2016

Posted:   04/16/2016 12:00:00 PM PDT

There is a gaping loophole in California's laws that govern the conflict-of-interest conduct of public officials. The Legislature should eliminate it as soon as possible.

It's important to ensure that those we choose to be our political leaders, whether by election or appointment, have a clear set of standards that ensure they are not tempted to place the financial interests of their children or some other close relative ahead of those of the people who have entrusted them with the office.

April 18, 2016

By The Editorial Board, LA Daily News

Posted: 04/12/16, 4:17 PM PDT

Aren’t there people in your immediate family other than your spouse or partner whose financial well-being you have an extraordinary interest in?

April 7, 2016

By Patrick McGreevy

The state Senate voted Thursday to expand a law that requires public officials to disclose when they have a conflict of interest and to recuse themselves from voting on a government contract involving a relative.

The law currently identifies a conflict of interest as a situation in which a public official votes on a contract involving a spouse.

March 24, 2016

By Tammye McDuff

In May 2015, Mendoza announced the launch of the 32nd Senate District Young Senators Leadership Program [YSLP]. The program was an extension of his previous course, Young Legislators, building on the program that was created when he served in the State Assembly from 2006-12. Each month of May recruiting begins and the program runs from August of the senior year to graduation.

Mendoza was seeking applicants from local high school juniors and seniors who were interested in public service.

March 10, 2016

On March 4, 2016, Dr. Mary Sieu, Superintendent of the ABC Unified School District was honored as the 32nd Senate District 2016 Woman of the Year in the area of Education. State Senator Tony Mendoza recognized eight prominent women who made outstanding contributions in their fields and are community leaders in the 32nd Senate District. The other women recognized included Ani Samuelian, Vinita Vineet, Rebecca Cline, Carmen Miller, Sergeant Maria Ingram, Brenda Sandoval and Dr. Nina Smart. The keynote speaker for the event was Congresswoman Janice Hahn from District 44. Dr.

March 10, 2016

By Christian Brown

PARAMOUNT – In the hope of easing traffic congestion and spurring economic development, state legislators and local city officials last month called for renewed efforts to construct a 20-mile light-rail system from Artesia to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. 

Gathered inside a conference room in Paramount, state Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) reiterated his support for the light-rail Eco-Rapid Transit line, formerly known as the Orangeline. 

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March 1, 2016

By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff Writer

Even though there is no station in Bell Gardens currently proposed for a light rail project that would connect riders from Downtown Los Angeles to Artesia, Mayor Pro Tem Pedro Aceituno recognizes the impact access to regional transit would have for a community that has far too long been isolated from the rest of the county.

February 29, 2016

South Gate Councilwoman Maria Davila, left, and State Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, show the proposed route of the Eco-Rapid commuter rail line to State Sen. James Beall, of San Jose, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, at a legislative session on the plan at Eco-Rapid headquarters in Paramount Feb. 19. (Photo by Arnold Adler)