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Friday, May 27, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Assembly Budget Committee approved the Assembly’s budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, setting the stage for final budget negotiations with the Senate and Governor Jerry Brown in the coming weeks leading up to the deadline to pass the state budget by June 15.

“This is a responsible budget for a stronger middle class,” said Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee.  “We have the largest reserves in over three decades along with targeted investments to fight poverty, improve early childhood care and education, expand access to higher education, and to build more affordable housing.”

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Appropriates $5 Million to Build the Museum    

(Sacramento, CA) Today, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks), Chair of Assembly Budget Subcommittee #4, appropriated $5 million within the Assembly’s Budget proposal to build an Armenian American Museum in Glendale, California.

“The Armenian journey to California—from genocide to prosperity—is a critical thread in the fabric of our State.  An Armenian museum recognizing our past would be an excellent addition to our State’s wealth of cultural and historical centers,” stated Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Assemblymember Nazarian Announces Budget Subcommittee #4’s Priorities, $650 for Affordable Housing, $20 million for Seismic Retrofit Loans, & $3 Million for Brace + Bolt

(Sacramento, CA) Today, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks), Chair of Assembly Budget Subcommittee #4, announced his budget priorities for 2016 - 2017 fiscal year.

“Our budget proposal strengthens the foundation of California’s middle class; creating jobs, protecting property & lives, and investing in our future,” stated Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian.  “We are making an unprecedented investment in affordable housing and providing incentives to seismically strengthen homes in the event of an earthquake.”

Monday, May 9, 2016

Earthquake Early Warning System, 30% Seismic Retrofit Tax Incentive, & Brace + Bolt Expansion will Protect Property, Save Lives, and Creates Jobs

(Sacramento, CA) Today, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks), Chair of Assembly Budget Subcommittee #4, announced his earthquake preparedness budget priorities for 2016 - 2017 fiscal year.

“It is not a question of if, but when an earthquake strikes.  We must take immediate steps to protect property and save lives,” stated Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian.  “We need to expand our residential Brace + Bolt program, incentive property owners to seismically retrofit their large apartment buildings, and this year fully fund a state-of-the-art earthquake early warning system.” 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The greater Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, came in 16th place last year. (Chicago, by the way, is a two-time national champion. Congrats).

California has a bedbug problem. And state Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian of the San Fernando Valley is on it.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

ABx2 11Modernzies California’s Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Program. 

(Sacramento, CA) Assembly Bill x2  11, Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Fee  was signed into law by Governor Brown.  “ABx2 11 modernizes California’s Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Program by updating the licensing fee imposed on retail locations, distributor and wholesaler.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Armenian Advocacy Day press conference on April 18

(Sacramento, CA) Assemblymembers Katcho Achadjian, Adrin Nazarian, and Scott Wilk are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s essay contest for the 2016 California Armenian Legislative Caucus’ commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Assemblymembers Katcho Achadjian, Adrin Nazarian, and Scott Wilk are holding an essay contest for the 2016 California Armenian Legislative Caucus’ commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th-12th grade are invited to participate in the essay contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its anniversary.

The winners will be awarded scholarships and acknowledged at the California Armenian Legislative Caucus’ annual Armenian Advocacy Day during a press conference on April 18, 2016 and receive special recognition from the Assemblymembers.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Californians living in the Sacramento area or the Central Valley likely think they’re safe from earthquakes.

But seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones with the U.S. Geological Survey says that’s not true, given a major earthquake’s potential economic effects.

Friday, February 26, 2016

LA Metro Board Members Call for a San Fernando Valley Customer Service Center

(Los Angeles, CA) On February 4th Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian hosted a forum with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to discuss current and future transit projects in the San Fernando Valley.

At the forum, residents expressed frustration with the lack of a customer service center in the San Fernando Valley. A Metro customer service center allows riders to apply in person for reduced fare applications for seniors, students, and the disabled community.