Working to resolve California's homelessness and affordable housing crisis is a top priority in Sacramento. Assemblymember Daly and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Orange County) have a measure, Assembly Bill 448, establishing the Orange County Housing Finance Trust. This will make it possible for cities, counties, local businesses and philanthropists to pool their resources and construct permanent supportive housing.
Assembly Bill 2162, authored Assemblymember Daly and Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco), would streamline housing developments that are affordable and include a certain percentage of supportive housing units and onsite services. This will help individuals retain housing, improve health, and maximize their ability to live and work in the community.
Santa Ana River Conservancy
Maximizing benefits from areas surrounding the Santa Ana River is vital. Unfortunately, the ongoing pressures for development and lack of resources have led to a number of adjacent communities lacking sufficient park space and recreational opportunities.
Assemblymember Daly, along with his Orange County colleagues, secured $5 million through the state budget for the Santa Ana River Conservancy Program. A regional road map will be created to achieve healthier communities and a healthier environment.
Reducing water use can save money and contribute to California's conservation efforts. An easy way to achieve this goal is through Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), which provides water customers with an up to date assessment of their water use and helps water providers reduce their operational costs and improve service reliability. Assemblymember Daly successfully advocated for $4 million in the state budget for Santa Ana to replace its existing water metering system with AMI.