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"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.
“Our families deserve to have a voice in major projects that will impact our community. What looked promising back in 1990 may not be what is best for our families today, and they must have their voices heard,” read a statement from Valladares.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger recommended that the board back the bipartisan bill by Assembly members Sharon Quirk-Silva and Suzette Martinez Valladares. The bill would amend the state's industry guidance to allow amusement and theme parks to open once a region is in the moderate or orange risk tier rather than the lower minimal or yellow tier.
“In the past week alone, I’ve heard from over 600 constituents about how PSPS events have had very serious effects on their lives,” said Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, R-Santa Clarita, during the public comment section of the meeting. “Not the past 50 days, but in the past five days.”
Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, R-Santa Clarita, agreed, adding, “Small businesses, restaurants, nail salons and barbershops are all desperate to open their doors, earn a living and serve our community, so today is a good day, and I encourage each and every one of us to support our local businesses.
“These are difficult times for all of us,” Valladares said. “I’m going to work hard and do everything I can to help make 2021 a better year for everyone.”