Monday, January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr.Even now, a half century after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s contribution to developing a more equal society, one where all Americans have the opportunity to succeed remains unmatched.

I encourage you to give back to the community in Dr. King's honor. You can perform community service or stand up for an ideal you believe in, while working to make the world a better place. Fight to improve the lives of others, this is the legacy I believe Dr. King would want in his memory.

Below, please find a list of service events happening around our District.

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Hosted by Assemblymember Anna Caballero & Salinas City Councilman Steve McShane

Time:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Salinas City Hall Rotunda, 200 Lincoln Ave, Salinas

For decades Salinas has suffered some of the greatest housing challenges in the United States. Chronic homelessness has made the situation worse. Solutions such as industry funded housing projects and the recent addition of the Monterey Bay Housing Trust have helped. However, the situation worsens by the day and creative solutions working with the County and State are required. This event is a community meeting on the topic of “State & Local Creative Housing Solutions.” A expert panel has been assembled to share the state of housing and public housing incentives and programs. Guests will hear from various organizations & individuals that have made their careers on the topic. Reports will be followed by discussion and ultimately, question and answers from the public.


  • 5:45 PM – Event Admission
  • 6:00 PM – Welcome by Mayor Joe Gunter
  • 6:05 PM – Councilman Steve McShane: Event History/Event Overview
  • 6:10 PM – Assemblymember Anna Caballero: State Policy Role/Experience/Ideas
  • 6:20 PM – Megan Hunter, City of Salinas: City Report/Action & Policies
  • 6:40 PM – Hugh Walker, Thrust IV, Private Developer: Commentary/Recommendations
  • 6:50 PM – Dana Cleary, CHISPA, Non-Profit Developer: Commentary/Recommendations
  • 7:00 PM – Q&A/Discussion
  • 7:30 PM – Event Close

For more information please contact: Steve McShane, or (831) 970-4141

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Presented by the Assembly Committee on Agriculture and the Assembly Select Committee on Economic Development And Investment in Rural California

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hartnell College - Alisal Campus, Salinas


1. Welcome and Opening Comments :  Assembly Member Caballero and Members
2. The Start-Up Ecosystem: An Innovation Platform Sprouts in Salinas  

Mayor Joe Gunter, City of Salinas
Dennis Donohue, Western Growers Innovation and Tech Center
Mareese Keane, Platform Director, THRIVE Accelerator
Seana Day, Partner, The Mixing Bowl – Better Food Ventures

3. Readying Rural Students for Tech Innovations in Agriculture

Dr. Susan Pheasant, Director, Agricultural, Business and Technology Institute, Hartnell College
Maggie Melone-Echiburú, Program Director, DojoCoder and CSin3 Hartnell College
Terry Brase, Agricultural Science Instructor, Farm of the Future West Hills Community College
Nancy Gutierrez, Statewide Sector Navigator: Agriculture, Water and Environmental Technologies, California Community Colleges

4. Workforce Readiness: Opportunities and Challenges

Nathan Harkleroad, Education Program Manager, Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
Jacob Martinez, Founder and Executive Director, Digital NEST
Marco Lizarraga, Executive Director, La Cooperativa Campesina

5. Public Comments

6. Closing Remarks: Assembly Member Caballero and Committee Members

Monday, August 28, 2017

Finding Solutions to the Farmworker Housing Crisis

A large coalition of local organizations, businesses and agencies have joined together to find a solution to the farmworker housing crisis in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.

The California Institute for Rural Studies has been hired to conduct a survey of farmworkers in these two counties. They’re an independent research institute and will keep all information safe and confidential. One of their surveyors, a local community member, will be visiting selected employers to ask for a few volunteer workers to participate in their research.

Every participant will be able to choose where they would like to meet with the surveyor. All answers are voluntary. However, the more information you can share, the better we’ll be able to assess current housing conditions.

I want to encourage you to participate in this survey. Your information is confidential, your name or any other personal information, will NOT be made public. This work is important to our community; it is a vital step to helping us solve the problem of a lack of housing for farmworkers.

The study will be conducted June to September, 2017.

For more information, Please call my office at 831-759-8676 or visit:

Estudio Regional de Viviendas Para Campesinos
Buscando Soluciones a la Crisis de la Vivienda Para Campesinos

Una gran coalición de organizaciones locales, negocios y agencias se han unido para encontrar una solución a la crisis de viviendas de los campesinos en los condados de Monterey y Santa Cruz.

El Instituto de Estudios Rurales de California ha sido contratado para llevar a cabo una encuesta de trabajadores agrícolas en estos dos condados. Son un instituto de estudios independiente y mantendrán toda la información segura y confidencial. Uno de sus encuestadores, un miembro de la comunidad local, visitará a empleadores seleccionados para pedir a algunos trabajadores voluntarios que participen en su estudio.

Cada participante podrá elegir dónde desea reunirse con el encuestador. Todas las respuestas son voluntarias. Sin embargo, cuanto más información usted pueda compartir, mejor seremos capaces de evaluar las condiciones de vivienda actuales.

Quiero animarlos a participar en esta encuesta. Su información es confidencial, su nombre o cualquier otra información personal, NO se hará pública. Este trabajo es importante para nuestra comunidad; Es un paso vital para ayudarnos a resolver el problema de la falta de vivienda para los trabajadores agrícolas.

El estudio sera conducido de junio a septiembre, 2017.

Para más información, por favor llame a mi oficina al 831-759-8676 o visite la página de web:





Friday, August 25, 2017