2022-2023 State Budget Highlights

$3.861 Billion in Direct Investments for District & Statewide:

$1 Million – for the Wilmington Boys & Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor to develop its "A Safer Wilmington" initiative that includes a three-component strategy – a new Wilmington Park Club, expanded programming and safety at the Wilmington Club sit, and safe transportation.

$1.5 Million – for the Watts Empowerment Center that will support the planning, design, and renovation of the 4-acre arts and culture campus and allow the center to expand services and accelerate existing efforts.

$3.5 Million – to the City of Compton to convert Roosevelt Middle School into a Pathways in Technology Early College High School, also known as a "P-Tech" education institution, which will provide students with the academic, technical, and professional skills and credentials they need for competitive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs.

$4 Million – for the Watts Tower Arts Center to begin renovations that will expand recreation and green space in the Watts community, more than doubling the area's current park acreage, which will increase recreational opportunities while bringing new arts and cultural opportunities to the community.

$6.7 Million – for the Battleship USS Iowa Museum to build and operate the Freedom of the Seas Park Pavilion for the benefit of the Los Angeles Harbor Region, particularly for underserved communities located in "park poor" areas who also have limited ocean and waterfront access.

$7 Million – for the City of Carson to begin projects that include City facilities, parks, and community infrastructure.

$7 Million – for the Broadway South corridor in Los Angeles to begin its first phase of construction on the transformative Broadway South project, a Green Street redesign of 2.8-miles of Manchester Avenue and Broadway Street that will create a state-of-the-art multimodal active transportation corridor.

$110 Million - for the nation's first Goods Movement Workforce Training Campus, to be located in the Los Angeles Harbor Region, which will ensure an adequate supply of trained workers across the goods movement industry.        

$10 Million – for peer-to-peer mental health services in K-12 schools. (AB 1969 – Peer-to-peer mental health)

$3.6 Billion – to the California Department of Education for instructional materials and professional development to improve school climate, which also includes training for de-escalation specialist and restorative justice best practices. (AB 2794 – De-escalation specialists)

Supported an Additional $272 Million in State Budget:

$12 Million – to repair the Artesia Bridge in the City of Compton.

$5 Million – to CSU Dominguez Hills for the California Black Women's Think Tank, the nation's first research institution aimed to provide solutions and remove barriers that Black women and girls face on a daily basis, to achieve racial and gender equity.

$250 Million – to reconstruct Lynwood High School.

$3 Million – to the 40 Acre Conservation League, an African American led conservation land trust to acquire lands for the empowerment of all, with an emphasis on people of color, under three pillars: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, and Recreational Justice.

$2 Million – for Summit of the Americas costs.

Union Rally

Members, their families, and friends came out in support of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union—numbering in the thousands—for a rally in San Pedro Thursday night.  KABC'S Tom Perumean (PER-roo-mee-in) was there. 

Gipson Takes Oath as Newest Assemblymember for 64th District

Education, public safety to be top Assembly priorities

(SACRAMENTO) -  Mike Gipson (D-Carson) was sworn in as the Assemblymember for the 64th Assembly District. The ceremony took place in the Assembly Chamber of the State Capitol.

“There is much work to be done,” said Gipson. “I am incredibly honored that my constituents have placed their trust in me to take action on their behalf.”

Immediately prior to his election to the Assembly, Gipson served as Vice-President of the Advisory Board for the State Public Utilities Commission and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Positive Imagery Foundation, Inc.

In addition to serving as an advocate for public school teachers with United Teachers Los Angeles, he is also the former Chairman of the California Contract Cities’ Legislative Committee.

District 64 includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor Gateway, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, South Los Angeles, Torrance, Watts/Willowbrook and Wilmington.

The oath of office was administered by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu.