The Joint Legislative Audit Committee Approves Assemblymember Weber and San Diego Legislators’ Request to Audit San Diego County Sheriff’s Department In-Custody Deaths
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Akilah Weber (D-San Diego) is joined by Assemblymembers Tasha Boerner-Horvath, Brian Maienschein, Christopher Ward, Lorena Gonzalez, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and Senator Ben Hueso as members of the San Diego Delegation in requesting the California State Auditor provide independently developed and verified information related to the death of inmates in the custody of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The request was approved by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and the California State Auditor estimates a seven-month timeframe to complete the report.
Assemblymember Weber to Present Audit Request of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office This Wednesday
SACRAMENTO— TOMORROW at 1:30 PM: Assemblymember Akilah Weber, MD (D-San Diego) will present an audit request to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) on behalf of the Democratic members of the San Diego delegation to investigate San Diego County Sheriff’s Department's inmate deaths over the last 15 years. The proposal is co-authored by Assemblymembers Tasha Boerner-Horvath, Brian Maienschein, Christopher Ward, Lorena Gonzalez, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and Senator Ben Hueso.
Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber Issues Statement on Juneteenth National Holiday Observance
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D. (D-San Diego) releases the following statement regarding the significance of Juneteenth: “Juneteenth has been an important celebration for the Black community for over 150 years, and I am so happy that it will now be celebrated and discussed annually by all Americans. This celebration serves as an important reminder that there was a time in our nation when freedom was not granted to everyone, despite America winning its independence in 1776 and the Emancipation Proclamation becoming law in 1863. This Juneteenth, we embrace the new federal holiday, and we honor the resilience and strength of Black Americans who have enriched society through their sacrifices and struggles to achieve freedom. On June 19th, I encourage everyone to take some time to learn more about the history of slavery in America and pledge themselves to become a part of the solution to eliminating the many systemic obstacles and inequalities that still exist across many sectors today.”
Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber Issues Statement on the Passage of the 2021-2022 Budget Bill
SACRAMENTO -- The California State Legislature has voted to pass the State Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Assemblymember Akilah Weber, MD (D-San Diego) issues the following statement: “I am proud to have voted for a budget bill that contained so many common sense investments that will move our State towards an equitable recovery. From the inclusion of universal transitional kindergarten to substantial investments in aid to small businesses, this budget will provide much needed relief to the many San Diegans impacted by the pandemic.”
New District and Capitol Office Procedures
On Tuesday, June 15th, 2021, the State of California will take the first steps towards fully re-opening the State. While we are all very excited to resume our normal daily activities, our of