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San Clemente Times: Additional Funding for Homelessness from HCD

November 27, 2019
Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has announced that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded more than $1 million in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) to Orange and San Diego counties to reduce homelessness.

Daily Pilot: Two O.C. lawmakers seek federal help with sober-living homes

November 26, 2019
State Sens. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) and Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) have asked the federal Housing and Urban Development Department for help in cracking down on what they say are unscrupulous sober-living facilities.

My News LA: OC Lawmakers Seek Federal Help with Rehab Homes

November 25, 2019
State Sens. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, and John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, have asked federal Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for help cracking down on what they say are some unscrupulous sober-living facilities.

Coast News: County receives nearly $2 million to reduce homelessness

November 21, 2019
Sen. Patricia Bates’ (R-Laguna Niguel) office recently announced that more than $1 million has been awarded to Orange and San Diego counties to help reduce homelessness in the region.

KUSI San Diego: SD County awarded $450,000 in funding for homelessness programs, services

November 18, 2019
Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced Monday that the California Department of Housing and Community Development awarded nearly $500,000 to San Diego County for programs that reduce homelessness.

Orange County Register: Legislative report card promotes truth to protect taxpayers: Jon Coupal

November 17, 2019
Politicians will try all the dance moves they know in an effort to get to the tax-and-spend end zone, but report cards like ours hold them accountable to the people who matter most: the taxpayers who elected them.

Orange County Register: San Clemente's forum on the 241 extension: Three takeaways

November 14, 2019
Officials from Orange County transportation agencies, San Clemente and the state on Wednesday, Nov. 13, updated dozens of the town’s residents on proposals for addressing south county’s traffic needs – including extending the 241 toll road to the 5 Freeway.

San Clemente Times: Caltrans Prepares to Launch Environmental Studies for Toll Road Extension Proposals

November 14, 2019
The city of San Clemente hosted a town hall forum on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to discuss traffic relief in South Orange County.

Orange County Register: The false premises and promises of the push for split roll: Carolyn Cavecche

November 2, 2019
This is just the first step in an effort to eliminate Prop. 13 completely.

Orange County Register: Costa Mesa hearing: Lawmakers talk up plans, need for overhauling addiction treatment industry

October 31, 2019
Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, has been working on the issue for years, pushing for criminal background checks and bans on false advertising. Lawmakers plan to offer a comprehensive overhaul of the rehab industry to the governor next year.

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