Press Release

Friday, August 17, 2018

(Sacramento) - On the floor of the California State Assembly, Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) honored Ilan Zur for his work as part of the Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program. Founded in 1957, the program is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious legislative fellowship programs. Zur is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and served an 11-month tenure. Watch this Assembly Access video for more.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 1794, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), was signed into law by Governor Brown on Monday July 9th. The bill removes references to the Golden State Water Company on the Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency Board of Directors and replaces that position with a Resident Director Position chosen by the Board.

“AB 1794 ensures that the board of directors reflects the new configuration of water suppliers, and helps the new board function smoothly in its mission to preserve and protect the quantity and quality of groundwater in the Ojai Basin,” said Limón.

Friday, June 29, 2018

(Sacramento)- Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) made a statement following a major announcement on the Lead Paint Ballot Initiative. "The discussion on the lead paint ballot initiative has been a priority this legislative year,” Assemblymember Monique  Limón. “After months of conversation, I am proud to stand with my colleagues as we announce the withdrawal of a paint company-funded ballot initiative, which would have devastated 18 years’ worth of work and litigation, and shifted the responsibility to clean up toxic lead paint, from paint companies to the taxpayers. This outcome ensures California taxpayers will not be held responsible for paying $3.9 billion dollars in cleanup costs. This is a huge victory, and one that will greatly benefit California families. There is still much to do and I stand ready to continue working on this important issue." Watch more in this Assembly Access Video:


Friday, June 29, 2018

(Sacramento) - La asambleísta Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) hizo una declaración luego de un anuncio importante sobre la Iniciativa Electoral de la Pintura con Plomo. "La discusión sobre la iniciativa de pintura con plomo ha sido una prioridad este año legislativo," dijo la asambleísta Monique Limón. "Después de meses de conversación, me enorgullece apoyar a mis colegas cuando anunciamos la retirada de una iniciativa financiada por la compañía de pintura, que habría devastado 18 años de trabajo y litigio, y cambió la responsabilidad de limpiar la pintura tóxica de plomo de las compañías de pintura a los contribuyentes. Este resultado asegura que los contribuyentes de California no serán responsables de pagar $3.9 mil millones de dólares en costos de limpieza. Esta es una gran victoria que beneficiará enormemente a las familias de California. Todavía hay mucho por hacer y estoy lista para seguir trabajando en este tema tan importante." Vea este video de acceso de la Asamblea Estatal: 


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sacramento, CA – At 5pm today, the California Legislature, led by Assemblymember Limón secured a major victory for millions of California taxpayers, guaranteeing the withdrawal of a paint company-funded ballot initiativethat sought to hold California taxpayers accountable for billions in lead paint cleanup costs. 

This ballot initiative, sponsored and paid for by massive paint companies ConAgra and Sherwin-Williams, sought to absolve these companies of legal liability to clean up lead paint hazards they knowingly created. This initiative was pushed by these large corporations, after the People v. ConAgra Grocery Products (2017) court decision which ruled that paint companies knowingly sold toxic lead paint and were thus responsible for the harm their actions caused.