Press Releases

Assemblymember Rivas Urges the State’s Attention to the Impacts of COVID-19 on Agricultural Businesses and Farmworkers

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

(SALINAS, CA) – In a letter dated March 24, 2020, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) thanked Speaker Anthony Rendon for his leadership during the current COVID-19 crisis, and urged the State’s attention to the needs of agricultural businesses and farmworkers during this critical time.

Assemblymember Rivas and Senator Caballero Applaud $7.6 Million Park Grant to the City of Soledad

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) and Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) proudly acknowledge a $7.6 million award for the City of Soledad through the California State Park’s grant program. The City of Soledad plans to build a new Metz/Orchard Park. Assemblymember Rivas and Senator Caballero represent the City of Soledad in their respective districts.

Assemblymember Rivas Introduces Legislation to Speed Construction of Anderson Dam Project Bill Would Streamline Permitting Process and Court Review for Critical Earthquake Retrofit

Monday, March 9, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) has introduced Assembly Bill 3005, the Expedited Dam Safety for Silicon Valley Act, a bill that will expedite the reconstruction of Anderson Dam, located in Morgan Hill. This important legislation will facilitate the speedy and expert construction of the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project, protecting lives and property from dam failure, reducing flood risk for downstream communities, and restoring capacity of clean, safe drinking water for the region.

Assemblymember Robert Rivas Introduces Bill to Promote Healthy and Sustainable Transit from “There Ought to be a Law” Local Contest Winner

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) introduced AB 3153, an idea submitted by Zachary Hilton, a constituent from Gilroy. This bill provides a secure place for individuals and families to store their bicycles, while incentivizing active and sustainable transit like bike and car-share usage.