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“This bill protects the integrity of California’s elections and helps keep out foreign contributions that undermine our democratic process,” said Valladares in a prepared statement. “I thank my colleagues for recognizing that these illegal contributions cannot go unnoticed or unpunished.”
“This project has gone 30 years and our community has grown exponentially since we first rejected this mine,” said Valladares. “The people who will be most impacted by this should have a say. The voices of our families and businesses need to be heard, and the SCV and surrounding communities are now one step closer to getting that opportunity.
“Our community is particularly vulnerable to wildfires because we are so close to the Angeles National Forest and the Los Padres National Forest.,” Valladares said. “And because these forests are owned by the federal government, California needs to coordinate with them to improve our wildfire resistance.
“We have to be looking at policy from a perspective of making the cost of living and the affordability better for everyday Californians,” Valladares said.
"As the granddaughter of farmworkers, and the daughter of an auto mechanic and educator, the journey and American dream story of my family was ever-present in my mind. As we address the myriad problems the state faces, ever-present are the lessons my family has passed on to me — hard work, empathy, and community responsibility."
"SB 520, co-authored by Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, R-Santa Clarita, would provide the public an opportunity to weigh in on a large mining project before the Board makes a final determination on the application. The mining project’s water appropriation permit application was filed with the State Water Resources Control Board over 30 years ago."
“Businesses are fragile, and this bill will kill businesses and jobs,” Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares (R) said Monday, ahead of that chamber’s vote.
“As a small business owner, I understand the frustrations and difficulties of dealing with the anti-business climate policies coming out of Sacramento. There is a lack of respect for the business community and this is why I joined the Problem Solvers Caucus—a bipartisan group of Legislators who approach solutions in a nonpartisan way, in order to address issues like our business climate.”
“The bill is moving in the right direction, but still has flaws that are deeply problematic for our junior high and high school students,” Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, R-Santa Clarita, who had also criticized the legislation, said Monday.
“The measure is so overly restrictive of local control that if passed today, the bill would likely delay school re-openings for months and potentially prompt the closure of already reopened schools,” she said.