Spring 2019 Newsletter
Over the course of my first three months in office, my staff has been hard at work to set up our operations to best serve the constituents of the 38th Assembly District. I am thankful for the warm reception from our communities as my staff and I have traveled throughout the district to meet with various stakeholders who have voiced the issues they care about. I am honored to represent you and encourage you to reach out to my office with any questions, concerns, or issues that are important to you.
In this issue:
- The Assemblywoman Meets with Local Stakeholders
- District Office Open for Business
- Assemblywoman Smith Hosts Town Halls in Santa Clarita and Simi Valley
- Upcoming Coffee Talks with Christy
- Mobile Office Hours
- Assemblywoman Smith Authors and Introduces 14 Bills
- The Legislature Enters Budget Season
Assemblywoman, 38th District
Around the District
The Assemblywoman Meets with Local Stakeholders
My first order of business in office was meeting with local stakeholders from across the district to learn more about what they want to see from Sacramento. From our City Councils to law enforcement agencies, to firefighters and educators to small business owners, we are ready to work side by side with every member of the community.
District Office Open for Business
The District Office has officially opened its doors in Santa Clarita and will be open Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM. My staff is available to meet concerning issues constituents want to bring forward or to provide assistance in navigating state agencies. The address of my office is 27441 Tourney Rd., Suite 160, Santa Clarita. To schedule an appointment, ask questions, or voice opinions, please call my office at (661) 286-1408.
Assemblywoman Smith Hosts Town Halls in Santa Clarita and Simi Valley
I had the pleasure of hosting two town halls in my first few months in office. The Town Hall and Community Swearing-in Ceremony in Santa Clarita in February was a huge success as we were joined by hundreds of constituents and were able to answer questions regarding my legislative priorities and the Governor’s proposed budget. Additionally, I joined Congresswoman Katie Hill for a conversation in Simi Valley where we discussed the community’s priorities and how our offices can provide help in dealing with federal, state, and local agencies.
Upcoming Coffee Talks with Christy
I will be holding a series of community “Coffee Talks” across the 38th Assembly District. These are opportunities to sit down and talk with me and my team members about issues you care about. Be sure to visit our website at https://a38.asmdc.org/events to get more information on locations, times, and to RSVP. Upcoming dates include:
- April 6th in Simi Valley
- April 20th in Porter Ranch
- May 11th in Castaic
- May 25th in Santa Clarita
Mobile Office Hours
My office will be conducting mobile office hours for the communities of Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley to provide more localized access to our services and staff. These office hours are free, require no appointment, and are kid-friendly. Special accommodations are available upon request. Please allow 7 days ahead of the event. Dates and times can be found on our website and social media.
Office hours in Simi Valley are held at the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce at 40 E. Cochran St, Suite 100, Simi Valley, CA 93065.
San Fernando Valley office hours are to be held at 6150 Van Nuys Blvd, Suite 306, Van Nuys, CA 91401.
If planning to attend, please feel free to contact us at (661) 286-1565 with questions or the most up-to-date information on the office hours.
Around the Capitol
Assemblywoman Smith Authors and Introduces 14 Bills
February 22nd was the legislative submission deadline for 2019. My legislative package includes fourteen pieces of legislation, including tackling issues like education, human trafficking, and public safety. I have also co-authored a number of bills which I am excited to support and discuss with our communities over the next few months.
The Legislature Enters Budget Season
With the State Budget deadline approaching in June, the legislature has begun to work diligently on the 2019-2020 Budget. I am a firm believer that our State Budget is a statement of our values. That is why over the course of budget negotiations, we will be advocating for smart investments in education, public safety, infrastructure, and local projects for our communities, while also bolstering California’s small businesses by cutting the franchise tax and burdensome regulations.