Press Release

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago congratulates the 2019 SCANPH Advocate of the Year award recipient United Way of Greater Los Angeles Everyone in Campaign. United Way CEO, Elise Buik, is pictured receiving the award.

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago congratulates the 2019 SCANPH Advocate of the Year award recipient United Way of Greater Los Angeles Everyone in Campaign. United Way CEO, Elise Buik, is pictured receiving the award.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson said Monday that he will propose establishing the city’s first public banking institution.

Wesson said he’ll file a motion this week calling for the council to authorize a search for a “banking expert” to help the city get a public bank up and running. The move comes several days after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 857, which allows statewide establishment of public banks.

“I do believe that this is the way that government is supposed to work, where we partner with the people … together trying to affect change,” Wesson said. “Rarely do people have the chance to make history, and I just want to say to everyone standing beside me and behind me, that you folks have made history.”

Monday, October 7, 2019

LA’s Public Bank will be the second public banking system in the entire country

In a press conference celebrating the passage of AB 857 in front of the Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, along with Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), announced that the first public bank in California would be coming to Los Angeles.

“When we began there were people who thought we were outside our minds,” began City Council President Wesson. “Yet we still stand. You folk made history.”

 

Monday, October 7, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019

Proud to present Resurrection School with a $5,000 Barona Education Grant! Thank you Barona for investing in #AD531.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

“If we can do it for billionaires building big stadiums, then we can do it for people living on the street,” proclaimed State Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) in describing his bill to streamline homeless housing processes.

Santiago was addressing a crowd of about fifty gathered to celebrate the passage of A.B. 1197, which streamlines housing construction in the city of Los Angeles. Specifically, A.B. 1197 exempts emergency homeless shelters and supportive housing from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). A.B. 1197 applies only to Los Angeles. It is currently in effect, and will sunset in 2025.