On Monday‚ May 2nd‚ friends‚ family‚ and colleagues gathered to commemorate the life of First Assembly District resident Richard Bianchi Jr. Richard was a husband‚ father‚ and dedicated public servant who died in the line of duty nearly two years ago. After he passed‚ my office was contacted about a memorial effort to honor Richard’s life and service to his community and I was happy to oblige. My staff and I drafted ACR-42‚ which memorializes a portion of Route 36 in Richard’s honor‚ and will provide loved ones with a tangible reminder of him every time they drive past. (More photos here.)
On the same day‚ the Annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony was held at the Capitol for the first time since the pandemic. Hundreds were in attendance to honor fallen law enforcement officials who died in the line of duty. Our law enforcement and their families sacrifice a great deal to serve our communities. I cannot imagine how difficult your jobs are‚ but I am thankful for opportunities like this one to show you how deeply grateful we are for all you do. Although I was not in attendance this year‚ I am honored to have spent the day in my district celebrating the life of fallen officer Richard Bianchi Jr. alongside his family and friends.
To the law enforcement of the First Assembly District‚ thank you for your service.
Assemblywoman Megan Dahle
|Ed Bill – Rural Task Force|
I am pleased to share that AB 2364‚ the bill I authored to create a Rural Education task force‚ is scheduled to be heard in Assembly Appropriations on Wednesday‚ May 11th. This bill would ensure rural communities have better‚ more accurate representation when it comes to education. It would create opportunities to close funding gaps and subsequently create more equitable opportunities for students who attend school in rural communities. Learn more about this bill here.
|Cultural Districts Meeting|
Did you know that the 1st Assembly District is home to 3 of California’s 14 Cultural Districts?
The California Cultural District Program highlights the thriving cultural diversity and unique artistic identities within local communities across California. To achieve designation‚ cultural districts must be created as multi-sector partnerships between municipalities or units of government‚ business sectors and the creative sector. This provides a public-private infrastructure that can readily respond to a broader range of opportunities‚ matched funding and innovation‚ while engaging with a larger range of constituents and stakeholders. It was great to hear about the work being done by these groups and their goals for the future. To learn more about California’s Cultural Districts‚ click here.
Thank you to representatives from the following organizations for attending: Redding Cultural District‚ Shasta County Arts Council‚ Viva Downtown Redding‚ Nevada County Arts Council‚ the Town of Truckee‚ Truckee Chamber of Commerce‚ Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District and Truckee Cultural District via Truckee Arts Alliance.
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Assemblywoman Dahle is Honored to Serve
Butte County‚ Lassen County‚ Modoc County‚ Nevada County‚ Placer County‚ Plumas County‚ Shasta County‚ Sierra County‚ & Siskiyou County.