Friday, July 24, 2015

Si hay algo que le hace falta a las ciudades del sureste del condado de Los Ángeles son parques y espacios donde ir con la familia a dar una caminata, correr o andar en bicicleta.

Es por eso que el asambleísta demócrata de Lakewood, Anthony Rendón, se ha propuesto revitalizar el otro río Los Ángeles, al que pocos prestan atención porque atraviesa por las ciudades más densamente pobladas por hispanos, Maywood, Lynwood, Bell, Cudahy, Paramount, South Gate y la parte norte de Long Beach.

Friday, July 17, 2015

The chairman of the Assembly committee that oversees the California Public Utilities Commission has given the agency until the end of this month to secure and turn over certain emails and other documents from Southern California Edison.

Chairman Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, is asking Commission President Michael Picker to use his authority to demand that Edison provide internal and external emails about the failed San Onofre nuclear plant north of Oceanside. His letter this past week was his third since March.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

I have seen the peril of flawed oversight.

I represent the city of Bell, which once was considered ground zero for government corruption. City bureaucrats routinely exceeded their job mandates and misused public funds for personal gain. The City Council, meanwhile, fell asleep at the wheel by neglecting to conduct stringent oversight and sometimes even participating in the unseemly activities.

Voters have since replaced those corrupt officials with a new group of reform-minded public servants, but public mistrust of government lingers.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Change may be coming to millions of California cable TV and broadband users.

A looming $78.7 billion merger between Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications would affect California’s cable TV and broadband markets, with the new entity, called New Charter, serving nearly four of every 10 customers in the state.

“Speaking strictly from the standpoint of an Assembly member, I think it impacts my district and I am concerned about broadband service in low-income communities,” said Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, the chair of the Utilities and Commerce Committee.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, Wednesday honored Robert Earl’s BBQ, represented by owners Robert Earl and LaTonya Cox, as the 2015 Small Business of the Year for the 63rd Assembly District.

“In just a short time in business, Robert Earl’s BBQ has become a mainstay of our community and an anchor of the restaurant revolution in North Long Beach,” Rendon said in a statement. “The devotion Robert and LaTonya put into their work epitomizes the many contributions small business owners make in our everyday lives.”

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"California lawmakers approved bills yesterday dealing with hydraulic fracturing's effect on seismic activity and methane emissions.

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee passed A.B. 1490 and A.B. 1501, both by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D), who represents part of Los Angeles. The committee approved both bills 5-3.

A.B. 1490 would put a moratorium on nearby fracking after an earthquake of 2.0 or greater in magnitude, until the state Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources determines that fracking does not heighten the risk of seismic activity. The bill does not yet specify how far a well could be located from the epicenter of the earthquake and still continue operations.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, announced proposals Monday that would allow legal challenges to California Public Utilities Commission rulings to be heard in Superior Court. Current law requires plaintiffs to take their case to an appellate court, which may or may not take up the case.