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Counties are California’s odd ducks. Their functions and structure should be changed. A new constitutional amendment would be a start.

May 18, 2015

By Dan Walters

Counties are the odd ducks of California governance, acting both as suppliers of local services such as fire protection and garbage collection, and as managers of state health and welfare programs.

They are also geographic oddities, ranging from San Francisco’s densely populated 46.9 square miles to San Bernardino’s 20,105 square miles, much of it unpopulated desert.

Press Release

Requires Voter Bill of Rights to be Written in Plain Language

May 15, 2015

Sacramento - The State Senate this week approved SB 505 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a bipartisan vote. The bill will ensure that California’s Voter Bill of Rights and other election materials are provided to voters in plain, accessible and easily understandable language. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration

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Senator Mendoza Encourages Young People to Not Drink & Drive in PSA

May 15, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) releases “sober graduation” public service announcements to encourage young people to celebrate a safe and sober graduation 2015. 

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May 15, 2015

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May 15, 2015

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May 14, 2015

Sacramento - Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s revised 2015-16 state budget today:

“The governor’s revised budget proposal maintains a prudent and responsible approach to state spending. It includes increased funding for education, public safety and implementing healthcare reform while paying down the state’s debt and funding the rainy day fund.

In the News

May 14, 2015

California could see an increase in the number of elected supervisors in some of its larger counties.

Introduced this week by Senator Tony Mendoza, Senate Constitutional Amendment 8 is intended to help with the lack of representation in some of California’s largest counties.

In the News

May 14, 2015

A proposed state constitutional amendment is the latest in a long line of attempts to expand the five-member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and potentially add a second Latino seat.

Some observers are skeptical of the prospects for the bill offered by state Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). And one board incumbent, Don Knabe, accused the lawmaker of trying to carve a landing spot for himself when he’s termed out of state office.

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