Senator Holly J. Mitchell Unveils Senate Agenda at Community Swearing-In

(From left to right) Culver City Vice Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells; Senator Holly J. Mitchell; Culver City Councilmember Jim Clarke and Culver City Councilmember Michael O’Leary.

Culver City, CA (Jan. 13, 2014) — Holly J. Mitchell stood before hundreds of residents of the 26th Senate District in an open air ceremony held Saturday on the lot of Sony Studios during which she recited the oath of office as a new member of the state Senate and called for new legislative efforts to lift children out of poverty and to pursue environmental justice. Following administration of the oath by Attorney General Kamala Harris, Senator Mitchell declared that California’s projected $6.4 billion surplus for two fiscal years allows the state to pay down debt, add to reserves and help struggling families survive the state’s anemic economic recovery.

 

“Relieving the worst effects of family poverty begins the climb back up to the California we want to live in – the one our children deserve,” said Mitchell, the fourth African American woman elected to the state’s upper chamber. “I can’t think of more compelling work for my service in the Senate.”

 

In the Assembly, Mitchell chaired the Budget Subcommittee on Human Services when the first on-time state budget in a decade was passed. All twenty-two of the bills she navigated to the Governor’s desk were signed into law. She chaired the Assembly’s Select Committee on Foster Care and continues to chair the Legislative Black Caucus. She has been appointed to the Senate’s Budget, Public Safety and Insurance Committees.

 

During her acceptance speech, Mitchell outlined future legislative and budget initiatives, including re-introduction of a moratorium on fracking statewide.  Moreover, she called for the cessation of operations at the AllenCo facility in University Park until it has addressed the community’s complaints about toxic fume emissions.

 

California’s 26th Senatorial District includes, besides Culver City, Hollywood, Crenshaw and Silverlake. 

 

Remarks were given by Culver City Vice Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells, Reverend James Lawson, former pastor of Holman United Methodist Church, and Rabbi Zachary Shapiro of Temple Akiba. The audience was entertained by the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, Vox Femina Los Angeles Women’s Choir, the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Color Guard Team and Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy.

Views: 146

Comment

You need to be a member of Culver City Times to add comments!

Join Culver City Times

The Culver City Times is the news and social network for Culver City.  Stay informed.  Join now!

      • Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.

• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Got video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of your business or the school play? Upload them.

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

For daily updates

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Latest Activity

Profile IconKyle Grey Sisson, Steph Sciortino, roilnaoni and 4 more joined Culver City Times
8 hours ago
Ashley Rodgers posted events
20 hours ago
Larry Ebner's event was featured
Thumbnail

La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Society Annual Show & Sale at Culver City Veterans Audi8torium

May 6, 2017 at 12pm to May 7, 2017 at 5pm
23 hours ago
AllisonPark's event was featured

Get Safe Bullying Prevention at Culver City Julian Dixon Library

April 25, 2017 from 4pm to 5pm
23 hours ago
Miyuki Miyagi's blog post was featured
23 hours ago
Culver City Times promoted Scupine's blog post My CicLAvia, Summed Up in 7 Seconds
23 hours ago
Donald Shapiro posted a photo
Friday
Monette Borigsay posted an event

The Help Group Summer Day Camps, Culver City at The Help Group West

June 12, 2017 at 9am to August 18, 2017 at 2:30pm
Thursday

© 2017   Created by Culver City Times.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service