Press Releases

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Governor Brown signed Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) legislation that will provide law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Sacramento with a new tool to curb sex-trafficking on city streets and in neighborhoods. The measure, Assembly Bill 1206, will give law enforcement agencies the authority to conduct two-year studies in which they will be permitted to seize the vehicles of “johns” and pimps that are used during solicitation of prostitution.

Monday, October 2, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) which will provide more resources for planning assistance to the Pacoima and Tujunga Washes - key tributaries of the Los Angeles River (LA River).  Assembly Bill 466 will create a working group modeled after the “Lower LA River Working Group”, that was established in 2015, to coordinate funding opportunities for improvements along the washes. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Governor Brown signed a package of housing bills that will provide a combined $4 billion in funding for affordable housing from bond sales, document recording fees and to red tape during the development project approval process.

Included in the package is Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) Assembly Bill 678, a measure which will strengthen the Housing Accountability Act (HAA) to prevent local agencies from unlawfully blocking proposed housing developments.  

Thursday, September 14, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the State Assembly sent to the Governor legislation by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) that will provide vital financial assistance to more than 284,000 classified school employees in California who live paycheck to paycheck. Assemblymember Bocanegra introduced the legislation to bridge the financial burden that classified employees face during the summer months, which often forces them to rely on food banks, max out credit cards, or collect cans on the side of the road.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – The legislature has approved Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) legislation to curb prostitution on streets throughout the Cities of Los Angeles, Oakland, and Sacramento. AB 1206 would establish a 24-month pilot program to allow law enforcement agencies to seize vehicles of “johns” and pimps that are used during solicitation of prostitution. The bill is now headed to the Governor’s Desk for action.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) released the following statement after President Trump’s decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Today’s unfortunate decision by the President to end DACA program is both alarming and concerning. DACA came about because we wanted to make sure that children who know no country other than the United States and those who are as American as those born on our soil were allowed to remain productive members of our economy and our society, thus continuing the pursuit of the  the American Dream.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, California approved Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra's (D-Pacoima) ACR 23, officially naming a portion of Interstate 5 between State Route 170 and State Route 118 in the northeast San Fernando Valley after rock and roll icon Ritchie Valens. The "La Bamba" singer was raised in the northeast San Fernando Valley community of Pacoima before appearing on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.