Pat's Perspective

October 12, 2021
Dear Neighbor, Significant progress has been made towards containing and cleaning up the oil spill that originated off the coast of Orange County. Here are the facts: More than 1,600 people are conducting response operations; 5,544 gallons of crude oil have been recovered by vessel; Approximately...
October 6, 2021
Dear Neighbor, The oil spill off the coast of Orange County is of great concern to all of us. The spill has affected an area from Huntington Beach to Dana Point. The U.S. Coast Guard is doing everything possible to contain the spill, but more coastal areas may be affected in the days ahead. Crude...
October 1, 2021
A Message from Pat Dear Neighbor, The California Legislature ended the 2021 regular session on September 10 and will reconvene in January. The Governor has until October 10 to decide whether to sign or veto more than 700 bills on his desk. Some bills of significance did not make it to the Governor...
July 7, 2021
Dear Neighbor, The past several weeks have been especially busy in Sacramento, as the Legislature voted on several state budget bills and hundreds of other legislation. Most of these bills do not get much public attention, but I take seriously my responsibility to review each bill and weigh the...
May 28, 2021
A Message from Pat Dear Neighbor, On Memorial Day, we pay our respects to the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have died while serving our nation. While the holiday weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer vacation season, we must never lose sight of what the day actually means. Whether...
March 25, 2021
A Message from Pat Dear Neighbor, It has been a year since California imposed strict lockdown measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no sugarcoating the fact that the lockdown has imposed enormous economic and emotional costs on most Californians. Even more tragic is that more than 56,000...
December 22, 2020
A Message from Pat | Federal COVID-19 Relief Bill | Quick Updates | Resources for Workers and Families | Resources for Small Businesses | DMV Update
October 13, 2020
COVID-19 Update The Governor has issued revised guidance affecting activities in Orange and San Diego Counties. Visit the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy for the latest details on each business or activity in your county. Counties assigned to the red tier are still experiencing “substantial...
June 17, 2020
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | COVID-19 Update | San Onofre Update | Legislative Update | State Budget Update | Environmental Good News
April 17, 2020
Dear Neighbor, While progress has been at times slow and frustrating, we are starting to see some positive movement on various issues related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. I have included updates in this report. We all know that much more needs to be done. I will continue my efforts to...

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