Saturday, February 13, 2010

Assemblymember Jerry Hill to Give "State of the State" Report to Pacifica Democrats on Saturday Morning, February 20, 2010



Barbara Arietta
President - Pacifica Democrats
415-246- 0775

In response to a request by the Pacifica Democrats for an assessment of where the City of Pacifica stands and is headed, a "State of the City" report by Pacifica's new Mayor Sue Digre was given to the local political organization this past January. The Pacifica Democrats have now asked that an assessment,of where the State of California now stands and where it is headed, be given to them...In response to that specific request, on Saturday morning, February 20, 2010, 19th District Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) will come to Pacifica to give a "State of the State" report to the Pacifica Democrats at their monthly breakfast meeting. The 9:30 a.m. mid-morning meeting will be held in the rear banquet room of the Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant, Francisco and Sharp Park Blvds, in Pacifica.

Hill, who has represented the 19th Assembly District since his election in November 2008, has proven himself to be a whirlwind of a legislator, having already introduced numerous bills to the California State Legislature, in the year and two months that he has held office thus far. Most recently Hill introduced legislation making it more difficult for repeat DUI offenders to get their licenses back. In 2008, over 1,000 people were killed by drunk drivers in California and another 28,000 were injured.

Chairing the Health and Human Services Budget Subcommittee and the Select Committee on Biotechnology, Jerry has tackled some of the most pressing issues facing California including healthcare and economic development.

Hill is also a member of the Budget, Government Organization, Natural Resources, Public Safety and Joint Legislative Budget committees. In his first session as a member of the Assembly, 10 of his bills were passed by the legislature, including measures that address healthcare, highway safety and the environment. He was recently named to the Joint Select Committee on Reform.

He has fought to preserve thousands of acres of parks, open space and coastal areas in San Mateo County, while working to set tough limits on air pollution and global warming emissions.

Prior to his election to the Assembly, Hill served 17 years in local government, first as a member of the San Mateo City Council and for 10 years as a San Mateo County Supervisor. As a Supervisor, Hill led the effort to expand health insurance coverage to every child in San Mateo County without raising taxes. He helped foster a healthy local business climate and he helped deliver a balanced budget for San Mateo County with a fair approach of cuts, belt tightening and fee increases where appropriate.

He was a member of the California Air Resources Board and he has served on a number of regional boards including the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Transbay Terminal Joint Powers Authority, the Caltrain Joint Powers Authority, the San Mateo County Transit District and the San Mateo Medical Center.

Hill,a graduate of UC Berkeley, received his teaching credential from San Francisco State University, and is currently a business owner. Hill and his wife, Sky, reside in San Mateo.

The 19th Assembly District includes the cities of Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Daly City, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Millbrae, Pacifica, San Bruno, San Mateo, South San Francisco and parts of unincorporated San Mateo County.

All Pacifica Democrats meetings are open to the public. One does not need to be either a member of the club or a Democrat to attend. A full breakfast is $12; continental breakfast - $6; coffee only - $3. However, no purchase is required. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Seating is between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Meeting begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. For further information or to RSVP, please contact Barbara Arietta, President at 415-246-0775 or email:

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