Press Releases

1,000 Turkeys Donated to KidWorks’ Families This Thanksgiving Season

Santa Ana, Calif. – Thanks to the generosity of Orange County businesses and organizations, approximately 1,000 frozen turkeys were distributed on Saturday, November 18 to families in need served by the nonprofit KidWorks of Santa Ana.

Assemblyman Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) spearheaded the activity, which was nicknamed Operation Turkey. Daly organized a coalition of sponsors and donated funds to purchase the turkeys from local Orange County sources.

Assemblyman Wants Worker’s Comp for Off-Duty CA Cops Hurt in Vegas Massacre

In response to Southern California police officers being denied injury benefits for wounds they sustained in the Las Vegas mass-shooting, an Anaheim state assemblyman is proposing legislation to require compensation for officers hurt off duty while responding to out-of-state crimes.

Assemblyman Tom Daly, D-Anaheim, plans to introduce legislation “to eliminate any ambiguity in the law” after Orange County rejected workers’ compensation claims last week from four of its deputies injured in the Las Vegas shooting.

Governor Signs Daly/Brough Bill to Help Address Homelessness- Bipartisan Legislation Will Give Cities More Flexibility in Spending Their Local Housing Funds

SACRAMENTO- Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has signed Assembly Bill 346, legislation jointly authored by Orange County Assemblymembers Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) and William Brough (R – Dana Point).

The two lawmakers introduced the bill to give cities more flexibility in how they use local housing funds to help the homeless.

Key Legislative Committees Back Daly/Brough Bill to Help Address Homelessness

SACRAMENTO - The Assembly Committee on Local Government voted unanimously today to approve AB 346, legislation by Assemblymembers Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) and William Brough (R – Dana Point). The bill would provide cities with greater flexibility in the use of housing funds to help the homeless.

Audit of California Workers Comp System Underway

California’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee will proceed with an audit to investigate possible fraud in the state’s workers compensation system and hopes to have the results in 2018, a spokesman for state Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, D-Torrance, told Business Insurance on Wednesday.

Assemblyman Muratsuchi, chairman of the audit committee, was named as the recipient of a March 3 letter to the committee from state Assemblyman Tom Daly, D-Anaheim, who in his letter was requesting the audit to prevent, detect and prosecute fraud.

$289 Million Approved for Affordable Housing and Transit Infrastructure

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The funds approved by the California Strategic Growth Council are designed to help Californians drive less and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.

Over  $12 million, for the Santa Ana Arts Collective, which will develop 58 affordable housing units.

Please see the detailed information about the project below:

Project Title:

Santa Ana Arts Collective

Project Location:

Santa Ana

Applicant Name:

Meta Housing Corporation

Project Type:

ICP

Disadvantaged Community:

86‐90 percent

MPO:

SCAG

Project Description:

Total Award:

$12,028,626

Located in a jobs‐ and transit‐rich area of Orange County, the proposed Santa Ana Arts Collective (SAAC) repurposes a 1968 commercial building into 58 units of affordable housing. It would also convert Bush Street, one block from SAAC, into a bike‐ and pedestrian‐enhanced street that provides a safer route to the Santa Ana Civic Center. The project caters to artists and families earning 30 percent to 60 percent of area median income.

 

For more information from the California Strategic Growth Council

Governor Signs Bill Keeping Orange County Fair & Event Center in Place

The Orange County Fair & Event Center is not going anywhere thanks to legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Monday.

“I thank the governor for his support for my bill, which deletes the provisions of state law exposing the property to a potential sale,” said Assemblyman Tom Daly (D-Anaheim). “The Fair & Event Center is a source of pride and enjoyment for people across Orange County, and this ensures it will remain the special place that it is.”

Governor signs bill to prevent sale of O.C. Fair & Event center property

Gov. Jerry Brown put pen to paper Monday and signed a bill that bars the sale of the Orange County Fair & Event Center property.

The bill, AB 1907, was introduced in February by state Assemblyman Tom Daly, D-Anaheim, and passed by wide margins in the Assembly and Senate, on June 1 and Aug. 17, respectively.