Press Release

Saturday, August 11, 2018

(Los Angeles) – Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) who chairs the Assembly Budget Committee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, held an Oversight Hearing on the Status of the Exide Residential Cleanup at the Resurrection Church in Los Angeles. “The Exide battery plant is the community’s Flint, Michigan. For decades, the owners of the plant and our government failed to protect members of the community,” said Assemblymember Bloom. Learn more about the contamination cleanup efforts in this Assembly Access video.

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Exide Residential Clean-Up Hearing and Tour
Exide Residential Clean-Up Hearing and Tour
Exide Residential Clean-Up Hearing and Tour
Exide Residential Clean-Up Hearing and Tour
Exide Residential Clean-Up Hearing and Tour
Exide Residential Clean-Up Hearing and Tour
Exide Residential Clean-Up Hearing and Tour
Exide Residential Clean-Up Hearing and Tour
Exide Residential Clean-Up Hearing and Tour
Friday, August 3, 2018

Santa Monica’s state representatives are drumming up public support for legislation that would restrict single-use plastics in order to curb ocean pollution.

Assembly Bill 1884, cosponsored by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, would make California the first state in the nation to require that restaurants offer plastic straws only upon request.

State Sen. Ben Allen’s Senate Bill 1335 would mandate that all take-out packaging for food served at state parks and beaches is recyclable or compostable.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Two state legislators were joined by environmentalists — and someone dressed as a sea turtle — at Palisades Park near the Santa Monica Pier on Monday to tout two state bills intended to reduce the the amount of plastics that end up on beaches and in the ocean.

Supporters of SB1335 and AB1884 at a press conference in Santa Monica for senate bill SB1335 and Assembly Bill AB1884 to help reduce the amount of plastic waste being dumped into the ocean. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) announced his intent to introduce, in the 2019 legislative session, a health impact fee on sugar sweetened beverages. The fee would be used to fund obesity and diabetes prevention programs. Bloom’s announcement followed a press release in which the California Medical Association and the California Dental Association announced their goal to introduce a similar ballot measure in 2020.

 

Monday, July 2, 2018

By Jorge Casuso

June 29, 2018 -- Three bills by Santa Monica Assemblymember Richard Bloom -- tackling fishing, toxic chemicals and affordable housing on the coast -- passed out of key committees this week, his office announced.

AB 2797 -- which passed the Senate Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday -- assures projects are not found to be inconsistent with the California Coastal Act merely because they receive a density increase under state law.

The bill addresses a recent court decision that undermined the application of density bonus law in the coastal zone, Bloom said.

The decision upheld the City of Los Angeles' denial of a project that contained two low-income units on the basis that the increased density made it visually incompatible with the surrounding neighborhood.