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Josh Becker, Marc Berman see their key bills on housing and sustainability advance

Original post made on May 23, 2023

Dozens of bills penned by Bay Area legislators, including legislation targeting housing development, gun safety and renewable energy, overcame a key hurdle on May 18 when they advanced through the two appropriation committees.

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Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 23, 2023 at 11:22 am

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"Assembly member Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park, also saw numerous bills advance through the Assembly Appropriation Committee, including AB 1598, which requires the Department of Justice to provider more information about firearms hazards in its "firearms safety certificate" program and to develop a pamphlet about the benefits and risks of owning a firearm that would be provided to each firearm buyer."

Wow! A pamphlet! What a powerful way t reduce crime and mass shootings.
Hope he can leverage his talents to updating other warning labels like not removing mattress tags or dropping hair dryers into bath tubs.

Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 23, 2023 at 11:44 am

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The problem we have is the legislator group support - a gang - of certain agendas which at this time are not conducive to growing healthy cities. All cities - both urban and suburban are being gutted. No structure, no predictability when you buy a house - closing schools, horrible transportation, high taxes dedicated to fixing things that never get fixed. Certain legislators who are continuing to push bad policy. Of course people are fleeing the state.
We used to have such a beautiful state that produced great products - and where are we now?

Posted by Consider Your Options.
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 24, 2023 at 9:52 am

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Senator Becker and Assembly Member Berman, please give Caltrans a hard push to get El Camino Real repaving underway this year. The road is so poorly maintained, it has become hazardous to all users.

Posted by Joel
a resident of Barron Park
on May 24, 2023 at 12:32 pm

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I second, third and fourth "Consider Your Options" request to our representatives to fix the El Camino Real that has miles of ruts and detritus throughout Palo Alto and adjoining cities. I have been questioning this concern for over 3 years. The roadway has caused me to get new shocks and my windshield has 3 cracks from the dirt flying into it. It needs to be done now; not in the near future.

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