Campaigns can be stressful times times and it reveals a lot about the candidate.
Some candidates hurry to rub elbows with MAGA Republicans, thinking he might get some Republican support
My campaign is very different. I continue to work on the issues On a recent rainy Saturday, I attended the North County Women’s March, where I had the pleasure to see many of my friends and run into Congresswoman Jacobs, the featured speaker.
Mixed in with the campaign, I’ve participated in two policy meetings on Climate Change with County officials and attended policy meetings with The American Association of University women.
Meanwhile I’ve been meeting with voters around the district. Volunteers have begun door to door canvassing and making phone calls. Yard signs are popping up has been moving through out the district.
Here is the letter to the editor I sent to local newspapers:
Today is the 15th Anniversary of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Women in Assembly District 75 have the lived experience of pay that is unequal to their male counterparts.
The Biden Administration is taking steps to close the wage gap for federal employees by eliminating the use of salary history for new federal employees.
Relying on salary history assumes that prior salaries were fairly established in the first place.
As a result of the federal government’s pay equity practices the gender wage gap is already consistently lower in the federal government than in the private sector. But we need to do more.
Women working full-time still only earn 84 cents for every dollar paid to men in the United States—and the pay gap is even wider for Black women, Latinas, and Native women. These pay gaps add up to millions of dollars lost over the course of a lifetime.
This is why we still need the Paycheck Fairness Act, which will close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act, and enhance the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act protections.
Cracking Down on Air BnB’s Adds More Housing Supply
A recent article in Patch demonstrates how limiting Air BnB’s reduces home prices and adds more to the housing supply. Palm Springs recently limited short-term Rentals to no more than 20% in any neighborhood and permits are not transferrable to new owners. Fair market values of homes are dropping, forcing over-leveraged speculators to sell at reduced prices. This will make it easier for regular people to buy homes.
This Week My Climate Action Team Met with County Staff…
Our Climate Action Team held its regular monthly meeting this week. County staff who are working on the Climate Action Plan (CAP) gave us an update. The updated CAP has a net zero goal and no carbon offsets this time (which the court previously rejected). It has streamlined permitting for rooftop solar and other renewable energy sources like wind and geothermal. They are seeking grants for installing chargers in County facilities. There are plans to make the grid more reliable for equity and resiliency.
Questions were raised about priced parking for County facilities which is in the 2022 California Air Resources Board Scoping Plan. Meghan Kelly, County Land Use/Environmental Planner – Sustainability, responded that COVID changed the parking landscape. A large portion of County employees now work from home most of the time (4 days a week). The current parking structures are being reviewed for possible conversion to housing to alleviate the housing shortage in San Diego.
We discussed the issue of renters’ lack of access to rooftop solar and charging stations.
A subcommittee of FCAT volunteers (Fallbrook Climate Action Team) has been meeting about Cooling Centers since we heard from Dr. Wilma Wooten, County Public Health Officer, last year about extreme heat in the County. We’ve concluded that the County should fund staffing to open County libraries on Sundays during extreme heat events.
Posted on 01 Feb 2024, 18:51 - Category: News