Press Release

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Speaker Anthony Rendon has appointed Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) to fill a vacancy on the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Board (SMMC). Over the past three decades, the SMMC has helped to preserve, protect, and restore more than 72,000 acres of parkland in Southern California.

“I thank Speaker Anthony Rendon for appointing me to the Board, which does important work to preserve and protect parkland and open space in the Los Angeles-region,” said Assemblymember Bocanegra. “Their work to ensure that disadvantaged communities have access to venues for outdoor recreation and education provides a crucial public benefit, topics I’ve worked on for several years in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.”

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) –Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) legislation to improve safety at railroad crossings for pedestrians and motorists was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

Monday, July 17, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – This evening, the state legislature passed important legislation that will ensure that California continues to lead the nation in enacting sustainable and substantive climate change policy. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D- Pacoima) voted to support both Assembly Bill 398 (E. Garcia) and Assembly Bill 617 (C. Garcia) which will enable California to meet its greenhouse gas reductions targets by 2030 while making significant strides to reduce local air pollution.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

“We are seeing a growing number of good-paying, STEM-sector jobs in California that require advanced STEM degrees,” Bocanegra said in a news release. “Developing a rigorous, high-quality state-sponsored STEM school will give students, regardless of their background, the tools to succeed in STEM fields.”

Thursday, July 6, 2017

“The CalGRIP program has made an impact in the communities I represent by keeping our children safe at our schools and parks through various city programs,” said Bocanegra (D-Pacoima).  “This year, one of the police divisions in my district has reported zero homicides and a reduction in violent crime.  Providing our cities and public safety agencies the necessary resources to combat violent crime has produced positive results for my district.”

Monday, July 3, 2017

“Today, if an underage college student uses a fake ID to purchase a six-pack of beer, he or she can be charged with a misdemeanor,”  Bocanegra said in a statement. “However, if an immigrant is caught using that same fake ID, he or she is automatically charged with a felony and is subject to five years in prison."

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Legislation supported by Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and City Attorney Mike Feuer would allow municipalities to close streets where excessive illegal dumping occurs