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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

BY HANNAH WILEY

 

A month after the California Assembly rejected a measure to provide temporary mortgage relief for homeowners affected by COVID-19, two Democrats have teamed up to nestle elements of the bill into an eviction moratorium that’s already halfway through the Legislature.

The previous effort, Assembly Bill 2501, failed on a 28-25 vote on June 15, ending Democratic Assemblywoman Monique Limón’s attempt to offset a financial burden for homeowners struggling during the pandemic.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Jobless Santa Barbarans who contacted Assemblymember Monique Limón expressed their fear and concern over the potential benefit loss: “We are hearing many stories from constituents that are struggling even with the additional $600 to meet their financial obligations,” Limón said. “They are afraid of losing their home, car, and not having access to health care. The additional dollars have become a much-needed lifeline for some families who want to go back to work but cannot for a number of reasons.” Her office has been hearing frequently from people in the last tiers of California businesses allowed to open, including hairstylists, barbers, performers and craftspeople in entertainment, and freelancers.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

By Alys Martinez, KEYT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - State Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) paid a visit to UC Santa Barbara's food pantry to highlight what the campus is doing to combat food insecurity. Limón authored AB 453 which was adopted into this year's state budget and went into effect in July. Over five years, 7.5 million dollars will be available to help feed students pursuing higher education at campuses across California.

"This is something we've seen as a big issue and not just in the state of California, but around the country," Limón said.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

By Lauren Sommer, for KQED Science
August 3, 2017

 

"California survived its historic drought, in large part by using groundwater. It was a lifeline in the Central Valley, where it was the only source of water for many farmers.

California regulators are charged with protecting that groundwater, but for years they failed to do so. Through a series of mistakes and miscommunication, they allowed oil companies to put wastewater into drinking water aquifers that were supposed to be safeguarded.

Now, a KQED investigation reveals that regulators still know little about the actual impact on the state’s groundwater reserves."

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Cap-and-trade shouldn't sacrifice clean air
Ventura County Star | Jim Hines, Special to The Star
7.29.2017

The cap-and-trade bill fight in Sacramento was about as confusing as any legislative battle ever gets.

On the one side, you had some very well-known environmental groups and the governor working to pass the legislation, Assembly Bill 398.

On the other, you had some very well-known environmental groups and nearly every environmental justice group in the state opposing the bill.

What gives?

A group I have devoted much of my time volunteering for, the Sierra Club, was one of the bill's opponents. Why did we diverge from the governor on this big bill addressing climate pollution?

Monday, April 17, 2017

The closure of Platform Holly is in line with the values of our district. It is a step away from fossil fuels and a step toward the future of a cleaner Santa Barbara Channel and California Coast.

Santa Barbara knows firsthand the destruction that offshore oil can cause. Residents, local businesses, and marine life will now have the assurance that control of Platform Holly and the Goleta Beach Oil Piers will be returned to the State of California, where offshore oil permits cannot be issued.

Venoco has a long history in Santa Barbara County, and the contributions made to the county over the years, through philanthropic programs and support of the local economy should not be dismissed, but the decommissioning of Platform Holly is an encouraging stride for the health and safety of our families, beaches, marine life, and planet.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Assemblywoman Monique Limón, D-Santa Barbara, has been appointed assistant majority whip of the California Assembly by Speaker Anthony Rendon.

Limón represents the 37th Assembly District, which in addition to Los Alamos, Buellton, Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley includes the cities of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Goleta, Carpinteria, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore and part of Oxnard.

The whip assists the speaker in mobilizing votes for major issues and facilitating the process of floor sessions, and traditionally a promising new Assembly member is appointed to the position, a spokeswoman for Limón’s office said.