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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.  
Although the Assembly Public Safety Committee voted 6 to 2 in favor of SB 357, Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto (R- Murrieta) spoke passionately against the bill. Those that get arrested are cited and released, and given a chance to decide if they want to get away from their traffickers, he explained. We need to have more police involvement in preventing trafficking. “This is going in the exact opposite direction. This is making communities less safe,” Seyarto concluded. 
“This project has been five years in the making and is incredibly important to the overall ecosystem health of Lake Elsinore,” said Phil Williams, president of the EVMWD Board of Directors. “We deeply appreciate the tremendous support from Senator Melissa Melendez and Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto and their hard work in Sacramento.  This funding will cover the complete local cost share of the first phase of this valuable project.”
Animal Friends of the Valleys has been selected as the 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) for the 67th Assembly District. Each year, in honor of California Nonprofits Day, legislators from across the state highlight a nonprofit from their district that has provided exemplary service to their community.
During the PPIC panel, Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto, a 30-year firefighter who now represents the Lake Elsinore area, stressed that his profession has been imploring state lawmakers to fund mitigation for over 20 years. Seyarto said that while the new budget priorities are good, they’re arriving far too late. “We’re way behind on the prevention-mitigation, and we have to deal with what we have to deal with now,” he observed. “And, unfortunately, that means we have to continue to catch up.” 
Republican Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto said he favors anything that helps veterans, but “it has to be done in a clinical setting, it has to be done under the watchful eye of a physician” to make sure there are no ill effects. Under Wiener’s bill, he said, “this will be just like beer, you just go get the 21-year-old to give you the stuff.”
Animal Friends of the Valleys has been selected as a California Nonprofit of the Year 2021 by California Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto and California Association of Nonprofits. “Animal Friends of the Valley’s Board of Directors, Staff and Animal Control Officers are thrilled with this outstanding award, nominated by Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto of District 67," said Beth Soltysiak, Director of Development at AFV. 
The entire Menifee Police Department gathered at Fairfield Inn & Suites Monday for the department’s first annual awards and swearing-in ceremony. Attendees included Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt, members of the Murrieta Police Department, representatives of State Senator Melissa Melendez and Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto, and Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin.
“We can fund this program as much as we want. If this is that important, then let’s do it. But trying to tax at a 10% and 11% rate a certain group is going to...drive those people out,” said Kelly Seyarto, R-Murrieta The bill required a two-thirds majority vote in the 80-member Assembly because it would establish new excise taxes — 10% on handguns and 11% tax on long guns, rifles, precursor parts and ammunition.
Combating the Wildfire Issue in California needs to be more than just rhetoric. Californians need these efforts to be effective. Our lives and our future depend on it. As a retired Fire Battalion Chief and firefighter serving in the State of California for 35 years, I have experienced firsthand the dangerous, devastating and life-altering effects a fire can have on families and businesses in our communities.