This Week at the Capitol

Good morning‚

As we step into March‚ my Capitol office has been busy engaging in crucial legislative meetings‚ listening to constituents’ concerns‚ and advocating for meaningful change. Here are some of the highlights from this week:

  • Main Street Advocacy Day: Viva Downtown Redding’s Blake Fisher and Redding Cultural District’s Gabe Newman joined forces with Main Street America and California Main Street Leadership for a day of advocacy at our State Capitol. They shared about the transformations in Downtown Redding‚ highlighting the positive impacts of state investments in transportation‚ housing‚ and arts and culture.
  • Meeting with Chief Probation Officers: Jennifer Branning‚ Chief Probation Officer of Lassen County‚ and Charles Henson‚ Chief Probation Officer of Sierra County‚ visited our office for their annual legislative lobby day. Discussions centered around AB 3223‚ regarding a formula change to Foster Youth local control funding and the importance of listening to and addressing the concerns of vulnerable communities.
  • California Disability Service Association (CDSA) Lobby Day: Advocating for over 110 community-based organizations serving more than 58‚000 Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities‚ CDSA’s legislative lobby day amplified the voices of individuals in need. I am proud to offer my support in this area by endorsing a letter urging the Governor to reconsider the delay in implementing crucial funding for essential services.
  • Engaging with Youth Advocates: Team Dahle met with students advocating for a more equitable funding model for aging schools. As Vice Chair of Education‚ I am an avid supporter of California’s educators and students. Witnessing young individuals exercise their legislative voice is a testament to the dedication of our educators and the importance of nurturing future leaders.
  • Camp Advocacy Day: Our team met with constituents from the district for Camp Advocacy Day‚ hosted by the California Collaboration for Youth (CCFY) and Western Association of Camps. These discussions underscored the significance of outdoor experiences in shaping the lives of our youth‚ something we value greatly in the 1st Assembly District.
  • Meeting with Harriet Salarno: Lastly‚ our team met with Harriet Salarno‚ Founder and Chair of Crime Victims United. Their dedication to justice and victim advocacy is commendable‚ and we are grateful for their efforts to serve our community.

We extend our gratitude to all who have visited our office and shared their valuable insights. If you wish to connect with our office‚ please don’t hesitate to reach out through my website.

Assemblywoman Megan Dahle

Principal for a Day 2024
Principal for a Day

Team Dahle had the privilege of participating in Shasta County Office of Education’s (SCOE) annual Principal for the Day event earlier this week‚ an opportunity that allows community members like us to step into the shoes of a local principal for a morning. It’s a chance to engage directly with students and staff‚ experiencing firsthand the unique culture and dedication present in our schools.

Shadowing Principal Gina Murphy at Happy Valley Primary School‚ my team experienced the nurturing environment she fosters at her school. From interactive activities to insightful conversations‚ we gained valuable insights into the daily operations of the school and the challenges and triumphs faced by educators and students alike.

As a representative who deeply values education in the California State Assembly‚ experiences like these further highlight the critical importance of supporting our schools and investing in the future of our children. I am grateful for opportunities such as Principal for a Day‚ which showcase the incredible work being done in our educational institutions.

I want to extend my gratitude to the Shasta County Office of Education for organizing this enriching event year after year. Their commitment to fostering community engagement and highlighting the significance of education is truly commendable. More information on this event can be found on SCOE’s Facebook page‚ here.


Congratulations‚ Dean Germano

Last week‚ Team Dahle gathered to honor Dean Germano’s distinguished career and retirement-a momentous occasion filled with genuine appreciation and warm wishes. Dean Germano has been a respected figure in our community‚ known for his quiet humility‚ dedication‚ and good humor. His work at the Shasta Community Health Center has made a significant impact on our community’s healthcare access.

Dean‚ your professionalism‚ insight‚ and dedication have been invaluable to our collaborative efforts in serving our local communities through my work in the state legislature. As you transition into retirement‚ I wish you fulfilling new experiences and treasured moments with your loving family. Your legacy of service and mentorship was a great benefit to the community.


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Assemblywoman Dahle is Honored to Serve
Alpine County‚ Amador County‚ El Dorado County‚ Lassen County‚ Modoc County‚ Nevada County‚ Placer County‚ Plumas County‚ Shasta County‚ Sierra County‚ & Siskiyou County.