A Record of Delivering for the Valley
As your Assemblywoman, I’m proud of the progress we’ve made together for our district since I took office. In just one year, we’ve delivered big wins for the Valley, including keeping local hospitals open, providing needed recovery funding for communities affected by this year’s flooding, and millions to improve public safety.
- Created the historic $300 million Distressed Hospital Loan Program to provide emergency funding for hospitals facing closure. This important funding will ensure that places like Madera Community Hospital keep their doors open and residents have access to the healthcare they need.
Honoring Our Veterans
- Our veterans’ legacies are secured with AB 1350 establishing a fund for the upkeep of Capitol Park veterans memorials.
- Enhanced reporting from our County Veterans Services Officers to improve transparency and accountability of services
- Expanded the College Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents program making education more accessible to the families who have given so much to our nation.
- Responding to the unprecedented winter storm needs of Planada, we delivered $20 million for flood recovery, safeguarding our community against future crises.
- Empowering Merced with tools for economic development through the establishment of an Enhanced Infrastructure & Financing District.
- Delivered $4 million to the City of Merced for a new state-of-the-art Fire Station and Emergency Operations Center, enhancing our emergency readiness.
- Secured a $3 million investment for Kerman’s new Community Public Safety Center/Police Station.
- Spearheaded a $100 million investment in the Promise Housing Project, fostering collaboration between UC Merced and Merced College to enhance educational opportunities for students that could not otherwise afford housing.
Investing In Communities Across the Valley
- I ensured Lions Town and Country Park in Madera received $1.1 million, nurturing a space for recreation and community gatherings.
- Mendota has a new hub for connection and growth with an $8 million allocation for a new Community Center.
- We’re bringing green spaces closer to home with $3.5 million earmarked for a Public Park in the Franklin-Beachwood community.
- In Tranquillity, our streets are getting a much-needed $3 million facelift, ensuring our agricultural heartland remains strong and accessible.
- Passed AB 1752 to provide protections for our bee populations which are critical to the health of major crops across California.
- Substantially increased support for farmers impacted by climate change through the Climate Smart Agriculture programs.