Press Releases

December 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today he has hired Andrew LaMar as his communications director. LaMar begins on Monday.

LaMar will take over for Ray Sotero, who becomes communications director for Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley.

Commission hearing to begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 in San Francisco

December 7, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, author of a recent law to improve court access, today released a letter to a special panel reviewing key elements of court procedures relating to traffic fines and court funding.

Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, authored Senate Bill 405, which eliminated the requirement that all fines and penalties be paid before a driver can get a court hearing on a traffic ticket.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg hearing to begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9

December 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Sen. Bob Hertzberg is convening an oversight hearing Wednesday to find out why millions of dollars in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts last year.

“This is unacceptable,” said Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance. “People expect their money to be spent for these important purposes and bureaucratic delays send absolutely the wrong message to those who made donations in good faith.”

Meeting to be held in Washington, D.C. Thursday, Dec. 3

December 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of groundbreaking efforts to help millions of working Californians fight skyrocketing fines for minor driving offenses, Sen. Bob Hertzberg has been invited to the White House Thursday to share his views regarding how justice systems often criminalize poverty.

Titled “White House Convening: A Cycle of Incarceration – Prison, Debt and Bail Practices,” the day-long event hosted by the White House and the U.S. Department of Justice includes leading members of President Obama’s Administration.

Southland leader is only California lawmaker to be cited

November 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group dedicated to recognizing “smart, pro-growth progressive solutions” by state and local leaders nationwide today named Sen. Bob Hertzberg one of six winning policymakers for his idea to fight climate change through creative energy sharing with other states.

SB 405 by Sen. Bob Hertzberg cited

October 30, 2015

LOS ANGELES – A recently enacted statewide traffic-ticket amnesty program spearheaded by Senate Democrats is bringing relief to thousands of low-income California drivers who have been dogged for years by outstanding traffic-ticket fines and “failure to appear” citations.

Progressive group recognizes innovative ideas

October 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg’s outside-the-box ideas for bills on taxes and energy have earned him a spot as one of 18 finalists in a nationwide search called the 2015 New Ideas Challenge.

October 27, 2015

Sen. Bob Hertzberg, author of the bill Gov. Brown signed into law last month to improve court access by eliminating the requirement that all fines and penalties be paid before a driver can get a court hearing on a traffic ticket, today released the following statement in response to today’s action by Attorney General Kamala Harris:

Meeting to be held Monday, Oct. 26

October 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO – San Fernando Valley residents are invited to discuss looming transportation needs on Monday, Oct. 26.

Titled Transportation Summit 2015 and sponsored by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, the Valley Economic Alliance and the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, the event will be held at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys.  The summit theme is “It’s Our Turn: The Valley’s Unmet Transportation Needs.”

Meeting to be held Thursday, Oct. 22

October 20, 2015

San Fernando Valley residents are invited to discuss community issues on Thursday, Oct. 22 at a “community briefing” sponsored by Sens. Bob Hertzberg and Fran Pavley.

The review of quality-of-life concerns will be held at the Tarzana Hospital Women’s Pavilion. Guest speakers will focus on key issues such as transportation, water and emergency preparedness.

The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and will last about two hours.


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