Sacramento, California - Meat producers in California would be barred from routinely feeding antibiotics to healthy animals under legislation recently passed by state lawmakers that Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, is urging Governor Jerry Brown to sign. 

Sacramento, California - I spent an energizing afternoon at Parker Elementary School in Oakland this week, where students took full advantage of a presentation about how to handle, prepare and store food safely and help protect their families from food poisoning.

Sacramento, California - Assembly Bill 2 relating to redevelopment was signed by Governor Brown today. The bill was jointly authored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) which would allow specified "disadvantaged" areas throughout the state to create their own Community Revitalization Investment Authorities (CRIA). Each CRIA would allow property tax investments of consenting local agencies to, among other things, improve neighborhood conditions, increase employment opportunities, and reduce crime rates.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed two bills which will give local governments more economic development tools to help improve struggling communities. SB 107 and AB 2 will help cities and counties streamline efforts to enhance affordable housing in areas that need it the most.

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture is seeking members to fill vacancies on the newly created Market Enforcement Committee (MEC).  The MEC is an ad hoc committee that will meet and confer with the Market Enforcement Branch (MEB) on a variety of topics relative to the administration and enforcement functions of the branch.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.