This week I was joined by the California Chiropractors Association to discuss their legislative priorities for this year. I was pleased that two of the participants in the meeting were from Shasta County‚ in the 1st Assembly District. Later‚ I met with Vita Inclinata Technologie‚ an advanced manufacturing company that creates intelligent lifting systems for the aerospace and industrial sectors. During the meeting‚ we discussed Vita’s innovative load stabilization technologies that are currently being used for military and civilian search and rescue operations‚ as well as the industrial and construction industries.
I also met with the CEO of the Redding Chamber of Commerce‚ Jake Mangas‚ to discuss workforce development. We talked about the intersection of industry and education and the Redding Chamber’s work in their community. Another meeting I had was with the Placer County Office of Education‚ where we discussed various education issues important to Placer County. We talked about cost-of-living adjustments (COLA)‚ increased funding for COE court schools‚ and excess property taxes.
I was joined by the Associated Builders and Contractors of California (ABC CA) on their legislative day‚ where we discussed how the statewide construction trade association represents men and women in the construction industry. I also participated in the League of California Cities’ legislative day‚ which included representatives from the 1st Assembly District.
I met with the California Assisted Living Association to discuss issues facing Assisted Living communities and the seniors they serve in our district. Representatives from the 1st Assembly District were present in Sacramento for this meeting. Finally‚ I met with California Community College Leaders on their 2023 Advocacy Day‚ to discuss the 116 colleges and the 1.8 million students they serve.
During this time of year‚ it is crucial to meet with industry leaders and local experts in various fields‚ as hundreds of bills are being heard in committees that can potentially impact our communities. I am grateful to all who took the time to share about the needs and successes in their respective fields. If you would like to view any of the legislation that is being run this year‚ you can do so here.
Assemblywoman Megan Dahle
|Siskiyou Family YMCA’s Annual Healthy Kids Day|
On April 13th‚ Team Dahle had the privilege of attending the Siskiyou Family YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day. Held in collaboration with the Siskiyou County Office of Education‚ this event was designed to promote healthy lifestyles for children and their families in the community. The activities offered at the event were not only fun but also aimed at encouraging healthy habits and physical activity.
The event was a remarkable success‚ with a significant number of families and children participating in the activities and learning about healthy living. As someone who prioritizes the well-being of students‚ I appreciate the efforts of the Siskiyou Family YMCA and the Siskiyou County Office of Education to prioritize the health of children in the community‚ especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event provided a safe space for children to gather‚ engage with their community‚ reduce screen time‚ and get physically active. As we all know‚ physical activity is crucial for academic success‚ mental health‚ and overall fitness.
Thank you to the Siskiyou Family YMCA and the Siskiyou County Office of Education for providing us with the opportunity to participate in Healthy Kids Day. Learn more about the work Siskiyou Family YMCA is doing here.
|Redding Restart: Addressing Homelessness|
On April 14th‚ my staff attended Redding Restart: Addressing Homelessness hosted by Good News Rescue Mission (GNRM). The event began with a powerful story from a formerly homeless mother who shared her journey to sobriety‚ finding housing‚ and setting goals for her family’s future. Justin Wandro‚ the Director of Community Engagement at GNRM‚ gave an exceptional presentation on the history of homelessness and the challenges we face today. He finished his presentation with a quote from his mentor‚ “It’s wonderful when people can pull themselves up by the bootstraps‚ but some people don’t even have boots.”
Following Wandro’s presentation‚ a panel of local housing experts from the City of Redding‚ Shasta County‚ and Faithworks answered questions from attendees about community housing resources. One of the big questions was‚ “where can we find our community’s housing resources and what are they?” The panelists provided in-depth answers‚ but for those who couldn’t attend‚ there’s a helpful video from Shasta County that explains various resources and organizations‚ how they work together‚ and where to find more information. A great resource if you are interested in learning more about local homelessness resources is to call 2-1-1 or visit 211norcal.org.
California is facing a homelessness crisis‚ and it’s crucial for everyone – federal‚ state‚ and local – to find innovative solutions for our communities. As your state representative‚ I am committed to working with you to address this issue. Learn more about Redding Restart here and how you can get involved in addressing homelessness in your area
|Alpine County Board of Supervisors Meeting|
Our Field Representative‚ Yolanda Cookson‚ recently attended the Alpine County Board of Supervisors meeting where she witnessed the county adopt two important resolutions. The first proclamation designates April 2023 as Child Abuse Prevention Month‚ emphasizing the county’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable members of our community.
The second proclamation recognizes the week of April 3rd-9th as Public Health Week‚ highlighting the county’s dedication to promoting public health and wellness. Despite being the smallest county in California‚ Alpine County remains as busy as ever with its ongoing efforts to create positive change. Learn more about the work being done in Alpine County here.
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