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Law enforcement organizations and those who opposed the bill agreed that the state needs a way of removing bad officers. But they objected that the bill by Democratic Sen. Steven Bradford is biased because it relies on a nine-member disciplinary board with just two police representatives and seven members with professional or personal backgrounds related to police accountability. "It is grossly unfair," said Republican Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto, one of those of both parties speaking in opposition. "None of the other 46 states have a similar composition. ... None of them are this lopsided."
SACRAMENTO – Today, a group of lawmakers announced that they will be hosting an informational forum on the barriers, challenges and solutions to preventing catastrophic wildfires. The announcement comes after the only scheduled legislative hearing on wildfires was cancelled. The forum agenda is available online here.
Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto, R-Murrieta, called SB 9 a “Band-Aid” that will steamroll complex developmental plans cities have been forced to abide by for decades. To increase housing supply, he said the state should be focused on cutting developmental fees and other red tape. “SB 9 can be called ‘community planning chaos’,” Seyarto said on the Assembly floor.
After a “soft” opening, The Canyon Lake Library has officially opened its doors to the public at its new location in the Canyon Lake Town Center. A ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday made it official. The ribbon cutting brought out several dignitaries, including State Senator Melissa Melendez, 67th District State Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto, Canyon Lake Mayor Kasey Castillo and 1st District Riverside County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries.
In celebration of California Small Business Day,  Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) announced the selection of longstanding Menifee small business, Menifee Bicycles, Inc. as the 2021 Small Business of the Year for the 67th Assembly District
The City of Menifee will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a Day of Remembrance Ceremony. The evening will include guest speakers, including 67th District Assemblymember and retired firefighter Kelly Seyarto, special presentations, and visual tributes.
Yesterday, a resolution was introduced in the California Assembly by Assemblymember Seyarto to recognize September as Service Dog Appreciation Month to honor service and working dogs, and declare “that Californians are grateful for the service and dedication these loyal companions provide for their owners and communities.”
Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR news contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Jessica Greenwell review some of the big Inland Empire news stories from the past week: 1. Inland Empire freshman assemblyman Kelly Seyarto has gained bipartisan support for a housing bill.
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 Republican from Murrieta said