Press Releases

Assemblymember Nazarian’s Slow Streets Act Signed by Governor Newsom

AB 773, the Slow Streets Act, authored by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom today and will now permanently allow local jurisdictions to restrict traffic on selected streets. The legislation expands on Governor Newsom’s Emergency Executive Order, which granted local areas the ability to implement Slow Streets Programs as a response to COVID-19 public health guidelines. “Los Angeles’ Slow Streets program has offered children, families, and constituents throughout our city the opportunity to play, exercise, and socialize, safely, in their own neighborhoods throughout the pandemic and can now permanently be expanded throughout California,” said Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian.

Assemblymember Nazarian Announces $11 Million Secured For Armenian Arts and Educational Programs in LA County

Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) is thrilled to announce $11 million in state funding for three arts and educational institutions: $9 million to establish a TUMO Center for Creative Technologies in the Southeast San Fernando Valley; $1 million allocation to the University of Southern California Institute of Armenian Studies; $1 million to the Lark Musical Society, a nonprofit that delivers high-quality classical music education, curating performances of music, song, and dance.

Assemblymember Nazarian Applauds $2 Billion+ for California Child Saving Accounts

Assemblymember Nazarian Today Issued the Following Statement After Governor Gavin Newsom Proposed Historic Funding for Child Savings Accounts for Low-Income California Children:

 "I am thrilled that today, California is making history by investing $2 billion right now and $170 million every year moving forward in our children, their education, and their futures. Wealth inequality and the high cost of education have slammed the door shut on lower- and middle-income advancement across our state.

Assemblymember Nazarian Introduces Seismic Functional Recovery Act on 50th Anniversary of Sylmar Quake

California Must Build to a Seismic Functional Recovery Standard to Achieve Resilience
Sacramento, CA-- On February 9, the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Sylmar Earthquake (also known as the San Fernando Earthquake), Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D –Van Nuys) will introduce the Seismic Functional Recovery Act calling for California’s building codes to include standards to provide for timely recovery of housing and other community services following an earthquake.