Press Releases

August 13, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. – On August 13, 2021, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) presented checks to the City of Long Beach, Centro CHA Inc. and TCC Family Health totaling $14.5 million in funds dedicated to park rehabilitation, inclusive workforce development and health and wellness services in Central Long Beach. Funding for these projects was provided from state budget discretionary funds with support from Senator Gonzalez.

August 12, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. – On August 12, 2021 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) presented a $350,000 check to the City of Maywood for the renovation of Riverfront Park. Funding for the park was provided from state budget discretionary funds with support from Senator Gonzalez.

July 20, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. – On July 20th, 2021 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) joined Governor Newsom for the signing of the historic $6 billion broadband infrastructure investment legislation, Assembly Bill (AB) 156, which will provide much needed funds for the deployment of 21st century high-speed broadband infrastructure to help close the digital divide and meet the connectivity needs for more California businesses, individuals, and families.

July 15, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. – On July 15th, 2021 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) shared the following statements commending the passage of a major broadband budget bill, SB 156, which allocates $6 billion in funds for broadband infrastructure projects. The bill will provide much needed investments and compliment further legislation that seeks to increase access to high-speed, affordable broadband for Californians.  

July 14, 2021
SACRAMENTO – Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) released the following statement in response to the unprecedented 2021-22 state budget signed by Governor Newsom: 
 
July 13, 2021
Sacramento, Calif. – On July 13th, 2021 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) released the following statement in response to the newly announced agreement reached by Legislative Leaders on the broadband trailer bill, AB/SB 156, that will expand 21st century high-speed broadband infrastructure to help close the digital divide and meet connectivity needs for more California businesses, individuals and families. 
 
July 06, 2021

Funding for Senate District 33 open spaces, parks and recreation, health services, business and workforce development included in the California 2021-22 Budget headed to Governor’s desk

Sacramento, Calif. – On June 29th, 2021, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) announced major state budget allocations dedicated to district priorities that will have significant impact for residents of Long Beach and Southeast Los Angeles.

June 03, 2021
Sacramento, Calif. – Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) in collaboration with over forty environmental justice advocates and community members, fought hard over the last few months on a significant bill, Senate Bill (SB) 342. Unfortunately, on June 3rd, 2021 the bill was sent to the inactive file for this legislative year and made into a two year bill due to pressures from Big Oil.
 
June 02, 2021
Sacramento, Calif. – On June 2nd, 2021 the California Senate passed Senator Lena A. Gonzalez’s (D-Long Beach) Senate Bill 4, the Broadband for All Act, that will help close the digital divide by securing funding for a broadband deployment state grant program administered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The bill would also ensure that broadband infrastructure deployment projects focus on unserved and underserved areas throughout the state to bring reliable, high-speed internet access to communities that lack connectivity the most.
June 01, 2021
Sacramento, Calif. – On June 1st, 2021 the California Senate passed Senator Lena A. Gonzalez’s (D-Long Beach) Senate Bill (SB) 338 Protecting Port Truck Drivers. SB 338 helps protect essential supply-chain workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. SB 338 adds trucking companies to an existing Division of Labor Standards Enforcement “bad actor” list if those companies do not provide required health and safety protections and benefits to their workers or have outstanding serious health and safety violations.