Yesterday Governor Newsom took action to lift pandemic executive orders as the state moves Beyond…
Born and raised in the 19th Senate District, I am honored to represent Santa Barbara County and over half of Ventura County. Prior to serving as a California State Senator, I served as the Assemblymember for the 37th Assembly District, school board trustee for the Santa Barbara Unified School District, and a Commissioner for the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women.
My family and friends include small business owners and educators in the area. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Californians in many different ways, and I would like to reassure you that I am committed to providing the assistance I can as your state representative.
My office continues to serve as a resource for all constituents. We can serve as a voice and liaison as appropriate when working with any state agency. We can also provide information about COVID-19 state emergency grants, small business resources and connect you with community leaders to answer your questions. To request assistance, please reach out to my district office at (805) 965-0862.
On the legislative side, I continue to work with colleagues and the Governor to provide relief to small businesses and employers impacted by the pandemic. I was pleased to see that the proposed budget includes a $14 billion investment in economic recovery and aid for Californians in most need, who have lost their jobs, small businesses, or those facing eviction. I have urged the Governor to increase EDD staffing and support, reevaluate the closure of restaurants, and provide emergency grants for households in the most financial need.
My legislative work also includes working on consumer protections for Californians. I recently worked to advance the Department of Financial Protections and Innovation agency that provides safeguards for consumers in emergency financial situations. I remain committed to finding long-term solutions for small businesses and working towards the economic recovery of our state.
To learn about existing state and federal resources, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/business-and-employers/.