Combating the wildfire issue in California needs to be more than just rhetoric. Californians need these efforts to be effective. In 2020 alone, 4,257,863 acres burned, over 10,000 structures were destroyed, and 33 people lost their lives. Wildfires are again devastating our state as we continue to await promised action, resources, and funding.  This session, I introduced AB 380, which would provide the CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection with the tools and Read More...
Today is Purple Heart Day. The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who were wounded or killed in service to our country by the actions of our enemies. It is a medal given, not for achievement, but in honor of sacrifice. The simple purple ribbon, trimmed with white, holding a bronze heart with the portrait of President Washington, denotes one of the highest respects we as a country bestow to our heroes. To this day, almost 2 million Purple Heart Medals Read More...
A recently signed state bill sets the stage for a trust that would pay for much-needed new homes in western Riverside County. Gov. Gavin Newsom on July 23 signed the bill to allow creation of the Western Riverside County Housing Trust. It’s the first bill from first-term Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto, R-Murrieta, to become law and sailed through the Assembly and state Senate with no opposition.
During the hearing in June, Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto pointed out that if California moves forward with a different policy than other states, it would come at a price. California-specific packaging could be expensive, exacerbating the Golden State’s already high cost of living. “That cost is borne especially by communities that are predominantly poor, and therefore don’t really have the resources to keep spending more and more and more on their food supplies,” the Read More...
I am proud to announce that the Governor has signed my first bill, AB 687, which authorizes the creation of the Western Riverside County Housing Trust.    The Western Riverside County Housing Trust will create the necessary tool to foster a partnership between local governments, community-based charities, and builders to address state mandates related to local homeless and housing needs in Riverside County. This legislation will directly assist local cities and Read More...
SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to announce that the Governor has signed AB 687, authorizing the creation of the Western Riverside County Housing Trust. This legislation is the first by Assemblymember Seyarto to be signed into law. The Western Riverside County Housing Trust will create the necessary tool to foster a partnership between local governments, community-based charities, and builders to address state mandates related to local Read More...
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 687 by Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) – Joint powers authorities: Riverside County Housing Finance Trust.
Officially the California State Budget needed to be passed by the Legislature no later than midnight, June 15th, to meet the constitutional deadline. While this technically happened, the initial bill pushed through, a record $262.6 billion spending plan, was a budget framework, a placeholder bill that lacked substance or details.   Since then, the budget has been put together in pieces through various “budget junior” and trailer bills. In fact, right before the Read More...
The newly installed gymnasium floor in the Francis Domenigoni Community Center at Winchester Park was dedicated to the Domenigoni family during a ceremony. The offices of State Senator Melissa Melendez, Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto and County Supervisor Chuck Washington recognized the Domenigoni family.
Hundreds of Menifee residents, young and old, joined dozens of Riverside County and City of Menifee officials Saturday for the Grand Opening of the new County library in Menifee. Distinguished guests included County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt; State Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto; county librarian Barbara Howison; County Economic Director Suzanne Holland, and four Menifee City Council members.