One of the major joys in serving as an Assemblymember is assisting constituents in their dealings with state agencies. Now that the end of the year is approaching, it’s a good time to remember some of the ways my office has assisted residents of the 75th Assembly District over the past year. Sometimes, we have been able to help keep people in business; sometimes, we’ve helped keep them alive.
For example, one recent case involved overcoming red tape that was preventing a seriously ill patient from receiving a life-saving transplant through Medi-cal. Fortunately, we succeeded in cutting the red tape so the transplant could proceed.
With agriculture such an important part of our local economy, I was happy to help a North County ranch seeking an outside source of irrigation water after its wells ran dry. Another case involved a shipment of plants bound for a local nursery that was needlessly blocked at California’s port of entry, potentially costing the company thousands. In still another case, my office assisted local landowners who were attempting to resolve a vexing housing issue involving conflicting state and county regulations. I’m happy to report these issues have all been resolved.
Other cases handled over the past year have included DMV licensing, EDD benefit payments, state disability, incorrect bills from the Franchise Tax Board, licensing for nursing and other professions, and a case involving Department of Justice roadblocks preventing a legitimate firearms purchase.
Please keep my District Office in mind when you have concerns involving a state agency or department. My District Office can be reached by calling 760-480-7570 or by emailing me at Assemblymember.firstname.lastname@example.org
My office is truly here to help.