Grayson’s Bill to Provide Mental Health Services to Public Safety Officers Vetoed by Governor

(SACRAMENTO) Yesterday, legislation authored by Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) to provide effective, accessible mental health services for public safety officers was vetoed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

“This decision displays an unfortunate disregard for the well-being of the brave women and men who put their lives on the line to protect Californians and sends a message to all public safety officers that their mental health is not a priority,” said Assemblymember Grayson, who has also served as the Concord Police Department’s Critical Response Chaplain for more than a decade. “It is disappointing that a bill that received the unanimous, bipartisan support of both houses of the legislature did not also have the support of our Governor.”

Grayson Bill to Reduce Wildfire Risk Signed Into Law by Governor

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed AB 2091, authored by Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord), into law.

California is incredibly fortunate to be the home of many world-class firefighters, however, it is incumbent on us in the Legislature to produce legislation that will reduce the need for these brave women and men to put themselves in danger fighting off flames,” said Assemblymember Grayson. “AB 2091 is a proactive measure to ensure that our communities are able to implement best practices to protect families and homes from wildfires before they are started.”

Editorial: California Assembly must pass bill to build housing near BART

The state of California in general and the Bay Area in particular have a housing crisis, but you wouldn’t know it from the journey AB2923 has had through the state Legislature.

This bill, which was introduced by Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and Tim Grayson, D-Concord, offers a simple way to add badly needed new housing where the Bay Area needs it most.