Senator Bates Calls for Action to Prevent Future Fire Tragedies

February 18, 2015

Senator Bates addressed a legislative hearing in regards to the January 20th San Juan Capistrano fire that claimed the lives of Maricela Sanchez and her two young sons.

She called for action to help prevent future tragedies and thanked the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee Chair, Senator Jim Beall, for his consideration. She will continue to work on this issue in the months ahead as the state must ensure public safety, while also addressing the high cost of housing that has forced some to live in crowded conditions.