Press Releases

City of Grand Terrace Blue Mountain Trail Receives $212,552 from the state of California

Sacramento – Yesterday the California State Department of Parks and Recreation announced the approval of a grant of $212,552 for the City of Grand Terrace to build the Blue Mountain Trailhead which includes 5,000 linear feet of trail, a trailhead restroom, parking and interpretive signage. The grant funds will be administered by the California State Parks Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) through the State Habitat Conservation Fund program.

Assemblymember Reyes Honors Local Veterans With Legislation to Rename Freeway

Sacramento – Today, ACR 230 authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), passed the Assembly Transportation committee on a vote of 14 to 0. The resolution which would rename a portion of State Route 215 between the cities of San Bernardino and Grand Terrace, the “Medal of Honor Memorial Freeway” will honor military service members from the area who have been recognized by the military and the federal government and received the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Legislation to Open Occupational Pathways and Prevent Recidivism Clears Assembly Floor

Sacramento – AB 2293 by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) passed out of the Assembly and now moves on to the State Senate. The bill would reduce some of the barriers faced by formerly incarcerated individuals trying to attain Emergency Medical Technician licenses, to work as firefighters or in emergency services. In 2017, over 4,500 inmates served in the California Conservation Camp program and contributed over 10 million work hours to fighting forest fires and conservation efforts around the state.

Disadvantaged Community Land Use Proposal Passes Critical Step

Sacramento – Yesterday, the California State Assembly passed AB 2447 by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino). This legislation requires that notices be provided to residents of disadvantaged communities when an industrial project such as a warehouse is proposed. Specifically this bill ensures that residents already burdened with pollution can be fully engaged in the project review process.

Bill to Ensure Lead Testing in California Children Passes State Assembly

Sacramento – Yesterday, the State Assembly passed AB 2122 by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) with unanimous bi-partisan support. AB 2122 would ensure that the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) meets its state and federal mandates for blood lead testing in children.

Bill To Increase Higher Education Funding Opportunities Clears Assembly

Sacramento – Yesterday, AB 2015 authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), passed the Assembly floor with wide bi-partisan support. AB 2015 would require school districts to ensure that their students receive information on how to properly complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) at least once before entering the 12th grade.

Funding for San Bernardino Area Rail Project Approved by the California Transportation Agency

Sacramento – Yesterday the California State Transportation Agency (CSTA) announced the approval of a grant of $30,000,000 for the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) from the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP).  The grant was awarded for a pilot program to deploy a Zero Emission Multiple Unit commuter rail vehicles on the Redlands Passenger Rail Corridor in San Bernardino.  With this funding SBCTA and the region will be national leaders in the deployment and testing of near zero and zero emission commuter rail trains.  This announcement co

Legislation to Protect Disadvantaged Communities from Unhealthy Development Passes First Committee

Sacramento –Yesterday, the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources passed AB 2447(Reyes - San Bernardino), a bill that ensures that residents of disadvantaged communities can provide input on expanded land uses in their neighborhoods that impact health and housing opportunity.  AB 2447 puts in place noticing and public outreach requirements for the development of non-residential projects likely to create negative environmental or health impacts in disadvantaged communities.

Stone and Reyes Introduce Measure to Extend Tax Credit to More Poor Working Households

SACRAMENTO -- Assemblymembers Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) and Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) have jointly introduced Assembly Bill 2066 to reduce poverty amongst working Californians and to boost local economies.  The measure extends the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) to families and individuals currently ineligible for the credit, including low-income youth, seniors, and immigrants without Social Security Numbers.