Thursday, June 22 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the hiring of Gordon Walker as CEO of San Diego County’s Regional Task Force on the Homeless:

Thursday, June 8 2017

A Note from Toni

Small businesses, if you think about it, enrich our own personal quality of life and enhance our neighborhoods and communities – from my nail salon in Mission Hills, my massage therapist in Hillcrest, my auto mechanic in Normal Heights, my veterinarian in Kensington, and the wine bar in my own community of South Park / Golden Hill to the network of independently owned endeavors throughout my Senate district and the San Diego region.

South Park is a perfect case for how small businesses shape a community. Historically a quiet smaller neighborhood, South Park has recently become a more desirable destination in San Diego, and that’s thanks to its nearly 100 small businesses –clothing and gift boutiques, hair salons and tattoo parlors, restaurants and bars, ice cream shops and cafes, dog groomers and toy stores, gyms and yoga studios.

Wednesday, April 5 2017

Friday, March 24, was a good day for California. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan informed the president that he didn't have the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with something that would have been terrible for our state, and the bill was effectively dead.

For now.

That same day - as the Senate Health Committee (I'm privileged to be a member) held an informational hearing at San Diego State University on how the ACA has benefitted California and how Ryan's bill would impact our state - we called what happened in Washington, D.C., a "pause."