Press Release

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

AB 2149 Helps Restaurants Avoid Being Undercut by Delivery Apps

SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020) – New legislation announced today by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) will protect restaurants from being undercut by food delivery platforms, such as DoorDash, Grub Hub, Postmates and Uber Eats, that make it impossible to build strong customer relationships. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020) – California State Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) are calling for a $20 million budget allocation to help small community non-profit arts groups comply with Assembly Bill 5, the state's landmark worker rights law to stop misclassification and wage theft of more than a million Californians.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Monday, February 3, 2020

AB 2043 Protects and Empowers Low-Wage Workers Abused on the Job

Monday, January 27, 2020

Local and state officials have gone back and forth about which level of government must change regulations to allow electric-assisted pedicabs. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is moving forward with state-level changes aimed at bringing pedicab businesses back to San Ysidro.

By: Maya Srikrishnan

As city leaders have considered various regulations on pedicabs over the years, they’ve focused almost exclusively on the Gaslamp Quarter and other areas near downtown where people who’ve been drinking might want a ride to a nearby bar, club or restaurant. Rarely – if ever – have those discussions included San Ysidro, the community next to the border that is not much of a destination for bar-hopping.

Yet Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who represents San Ysidro in the state Legislature, is aiming to bring back what had been a burgeoning pedicab industry back to the community.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

AB 1987 Allows Restraining Order to Prohibit “Smart Tech” Control

Friday, January 17, 2020

Assembly Bill 1747, authored by state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), protects the privacy of California residents by prohibiting personal information stored in statewide databases from being used for immigration enforcement, except only in the cases where the information is related to the individual’s criminal history. Gonzalez authored the bill following recent news investigations that uncovered that I.C.E. can access state-run law enforcement databases that contain personal information about participants in the AB 60 driver’s license program.