Rivas Introduces Legislation to Create Statewide Youth Advisory Body

State Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) has introduced the California Youth Empowerment Act to establish the first-ever statewide youth advisory body to the state government.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 8, Rivas said the duties of the Commission would include policy development, community engagement, and development of our youth to promote civic engagement, education, social equality, human and social services, workforce development, and public safety.

A Pacoima assemblywoman tries to give more young people a say in government

Pacoima, Arleta and San Fernando Assemblywoman Luz Rivas has introduced a bill in the state Legislature that she says would allow underserved young people across the state to have a say in policy decisions that affect them. 

Her California Youth Empowerment Act - Assembly Bill 1858 - would establish a youth advisory commission, with the goal of spurring underrepresented young people to get civically engaged. 

California Assemblywoman Proposes Plan To End Homeless Crisis

A California Assemblywoman has a plan to end the state’s homeless crisis. Assembly Member Luz Rivas introduced a bill to create the Governor’s Office to end homelessness. The office would be led by the Secretary on Housing Insecurity and Homelessness, which is appointed by the governor. It would be the lead state entity in combating homelessness and would work with federal, state and local departments that provide housing and services to the homeless.

Assemblywoman Wants to Create State Office to End Homelessness

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Homelessness is an issue that plagues many cities across California, and one Assemblymember has a plan to end that problem.

On Tuesday, Assembly Member Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) introduced AB 1845 to create the Governor’s Office to End Homelessness.  The office would be administered by the Secretary on Housing Insecurity and Homelessness, appointed by the Governor.