District Update

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Armona’s water treatment project will move forward

HANFORD - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) took immediate action when he learned that funding for Armona’s Water Treatment Project was in jeopardy by bringing together state and local parties.  Recently, Salas held a conference call with all parties and worked with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to ensure the project would meet the necessary requirements to obtain Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.

The Armona Water Treatment Project will help deliver clean water to residents, improve water quality, and support services to new consumers.  The Armona Community Services District applied for CDBG funding for the project, but their application was nearly denied after the HCD determined the submitted community income survey was insufficient.

Today, Kings County Board of Supervisors approved a plan developed with the state to ensure the project and funding will move forward.  The plan authorizes the Armona Community Services District to complete an income survey that demonstrates the project meets CDBG eligibility requirements.  The application will proceed and, under the proposed timeline, the new income survey will be submitted to HCD by April 2015.

“This is a great example of government coming together to help our community,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “The residents of Armona deserve this water treatment project and I am happy to help in any way possible to see it through.”

“When the topic of Armona’s water project came up, I knew we had to get Assemblyman Salas involved,” said Supervisor Richard Valle.

On Friday, January 30, 2015, Assemblymember Salas will host a town hall at the Armona Community Center located at 11115 C Street from 5:30-7:00pm to update residents about the status of the project and answer outstanding questions.  For more information contact his Hanford Office at (559) 585-7170.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

At Florin High School in urban south Sacramento, students raise chicks in a small shed at the back of the campus. Two 3-month-old turkeys stand watch over a fenced-in garden that borders the walkway between classrooms. Science labs are lined with tanks and cages holding fish, lizards, rats, snakes and hissing Madagascar cockroaches.

Seven miles to the south, dozens of Elk Grove High students converge after school on the 1-acre farm at the back of the school to clean out stalls and work with the animals. The farm has three barns, a hen house, a rabbitry and a greenhouse. There are 100 pigs, 25 lambs, nine market goats, 10 steers, 40 laying hens and too many rabbits to track.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

HANFORD — Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, has introduced a bill that would restore FFA funding cut from the preliminary 2014-15 state budget.

Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed state budget, announced last month, eliminates $4.1 million in state funding for vocational agriculture programs. Supporters of those programs say the move would endanger rural FFA chapters that lack adequate sources of local funding.

Salas said he expects to get multiple Republican sponsors for the bill as it moves through the Assembly. He cited the fact that 92 members of the Legislature signed on to a letter sent by Salas of Feb. 6 to Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, and Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento.


District Update

July 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

In this July issue:

Mobile District Office Hours

Mobile office hours provide an opportunity for constituents to meet with representatives from Assemblymember Salas’s district staff for assistance with variety of services and issues, including DMV, EDD, legislation, and other state services.


First Monday of Every Month
Arvin City Hall


Third Thursday of Every Month
Location: TBD (Call our Hanford office at 559-585-7170)