Apr 24, 2020
Assemblymember Robert Rivas represents the Salinas Valley, sometimes called the Salad Bowl of America. As someone who has grown up in farmworker housing, he understands the need to address the severe shortage of quality and affordable housing for farmworker families.
There will be plenty of time for Q&A — RSVP today to secure your spot, then read on to learn more about the specific bills Asm. Rivas has put forward in 2020:
- Assembly Bill 2915, part one of a five-part California Farmworker COVID-19 Relief Package, would expand paid sick leave for farmworkers, provide supplemental hazard pay, extend a tax credit to farmers who offer overtime work to their workers, fund an outreach campaign to educate workers on personal protection practices, and help expedite temporary housing to mitigate overcrowding and allow for social distancing.
- Assembly Bill 3153 would allow developers to replace a certain amount of required parking with bicycle & car-share spaces; it was submitted by constituent (and YIMBY) Zach Hilton of Gilroy through an “There Ought to Be a Law” contest.
- Assembly Bill 3155 would allow small lot subdivisions of multifamily parcels through a streamlined process & allow developments with under 10 dwelling units to use SB 35 streamlined approval even in jurisdictions up to date on their RHNA targets.