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Santa Clarita, CA – Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares (Santa Clarita) announced today a bill to make the recent Los Angeles City ordinance banning homeless camps within 500 feet of schools, daycare centers, parks, and libraries, a statewide law. The bill is modeled after Los Angeles City Ordinance 41.18, which was recently amended to prohibit camping within 500 feet of sensitive areas frequented by children. “Homelessness in California is at an inflection point,” said Valladares. “Parents are concerned about letting their kids walk to school on sidewalks littered with used needles…
SANTA CLARITA - Statement from Assemblywoman-Elect Suzette Valladares regarding the Governor's recent announcement of a secondary business and school lockdown. "Californians have done an amazing job responding to this pandemic and protecting its most vulnerable residents. The Governor and public health officials have repeatedly cited family gatherings as one of the main causes of the increase in COVID-19 cases. Despite these statements, the Governor continues to punish workers and small business owners without providing any real contact-tracing data that would…