SACRAMENTO–Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), along with other local, state and federal elected officials have been meeting with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to get answers about transmission capacity issues in southern Humboldt County and on November 1, PG&E made a presentation to the Humboldt Board of Supervisors to respond to that issue.
SACRAMENTO—On October 13, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) joined members of Governor Newsom’s administration, legislators, local community representatives and advocates to push the “on” switch to the first leg of an open-access middle-mile network that will allow service providers to provide internet connections to unserved or underserved Californians.
SACRAMENTO–Last Friday was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to sign or veto legislation considered during the 2022 legislative session.
Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) is pleased to announce that a majority of the bills he authored this year will become law.
SACRAMENTO–Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2752, legislation authored by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) that would require the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to map local level data regarding broadband access, including addresses.
SACRAMENTO–Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed legislation that creates the Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA), Assemblymember Jim Wood’s (D-Healdsburg) top priority health care legislation.
The budget bill, AB 184, contains language creating OHCA. A previous budget bill provided the funding needed for implementation.
“Today is a very dark day in America,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa). “A day when we should be celebrating our constitutional protections of privacy and a woman’s right to choose is clouded by a Supreme Court decision that eviscerates that federal protection and tragically opens up the possibility that other rights will be challenged in the future.
SACRAMENTO–Today, Governor Newsom signed AB 2176 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), expanding the timeframe for Native American families to register the birth of a child. The new law will expand the timeframe for birth registration from 10 days to 21 days, honoring and accommodating the period of sacred ceremonial blessing and naming of the newborn.
SACRAMENTO—Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) announced selecting Treasure House, in Santa Rosa, as the 2022 Nonprofit of the Year for Assembly District 2.
SACRAMENTO—Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) announced selecting Laura Perrott Mahan, early 20th century advocate for the preservation of redwood groves in Humboldt County and California, as 2022 Woman of the Year for Assembly District 2.
SACRAMENTO–Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) has introduced AB 2451, legislation creating a dedicated Drought Section within the Division of Water Rights responsible for improving drought planning, drought response and climate resiliency statewide, and directing the agency to conduct drought planning for North Coast watersheds.