Press Releases

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Local environmental groups express support

SACRAMENTO–On Wednesday in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) will present AB 2267, a bill that temporarily streamlines environmental regulations for the City of Santa Rosa to amend its specific plan, allowing the city to pursue higher density downtown housing in the aftermath of the North Bay fires in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

Friday, June 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO–Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) cast his vote in support of California’s 2018-19 State Budget. “The budget continues to be a good news, bad news story,” said Wood.

“Here’s the good news. I appreciate the funding we are getting to help people recover from and rebuild after the devastating wildfires last year. We’re getting funding to help backfill property tax and issues related to clean-up and we’re getting money for schools to replace the millions lost when students and their families were displaced.”

Friday, June 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO–The budget deal agreed to by Democrat leaders and Governor Brown was announced today and will be voted on next week.

“The state budget is very complex and I remain focused on the many challenging issues facing the people in the 2nd Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa). “I’m pleased to see that some of those issues will receive funding and that we will continue to build our reserves to meet anticipated future economic downturns.”

Friday, May 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO–Governor Brown announced his May Revise State Budget today and he remains consistent in his prudent approach and belief that an eventual recession is on the horizon.

“I remain focused on the many challenging issues facing the people in the 2nd Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), “and although this May Revision of the State Budget addresses many of them, I still think we’re coming up short.”

Monday, May 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO–Today Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno), chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), chair of the Health Committee, and Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), chair of the Budget Committee, are pleased to announce a $1 billion investment to fund significant improvements in California’s health care system through the Assembly’s budget proposal.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Co-chairs Assemblymembers Jim Wood, DDS (D-Healdsburg), and Joaquin Arambula, MD (D-Fresno), announce the release of the committee’s  report, including recommendations, following a series of hearings of the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage that began last October.

Friday, February 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) joined a bipartisan group of legislators in forcefully condemning the Trump Administration’s proposal to permit oil and gas drilling off California’s coastline

Wood, who is a co-author of Assembly Joint Resolution 29, said, “I represent more coastline than any other Assembly District in California – 300 beautiful miles of it to be exact. Our coastline is rugged, majestic and pristine and it should stay that way.”