Press Releases

July 01, 2020

Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) issued the following statement on the 2020-21 state budget approved by the State Legislature: 

 

June 24, 2020

San José, Through the ongoing support and advocacy of Senator Beall and community leaders, the VTA Board has approved a $4.14 million Measure B grant award to the City of San Jose for the development of the Five Wounds Trail.

June 23, 2020

2020 Budget Act Results In a Victory for Transition Age Foster Youth

 

May 21, 2020

California Must Prepare for 21,000 Additional Deaths as Health Committee Neglects to Hear Life Saving Mental Health Legislation and May Revise Proposes to Cut Mental Health Programs

 

California is Poorly Equipped to Weather the Impending Mental Health Crisis

 

April 16, 2020

State Senator Jim Beall Advocates for Additional Relief for Public Transit Agencies

Alerts Special Legislative Committee Hearing on COVID-19 Fallout that California’s Public Transit Agencies Will Continue to Face Massive Revenue Reductions that would Permanently Disrupt Local Transit Services

 

April 07, 2020

California is in uncharted waters.  The COVID-19 virus and the accompanying public health crisis has created significant new challenges and uncertain fiscal impacts that will likely last for months if not years.  These unprecedented times call for urgent action to help protect the most vulnerable in our communities.  Keeping people in their homes and building more affordable housing must be at the top of our priority list.

April 07, 2020

State Senator Jim Beall Advocates for Budget to Provide More Affordable Housing in the midst of COVID-19

 

California is in unchartered waters. Together we are working to bend the curve and stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Newsom has continued to lead and prepare California for the unknown and the very worst.

These unprecedented times call for urgent action to help protect the most vulnerable in our communities.  Keeping people in their homes and building more affordable housing must be at the top of our priority list.

March 17, 2020

Dear Constituents,

 

We are facing challenges that have dramatically changed our lives and daily routines. While our knowledge of COVID-19 and how it is spreading is continually evolving, it is important that we take care of one another and stay responsive to recommendations that are in the best interest of our community/public health.

March 16, 2020

ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA DIRECTING ALL INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE COUNTY TO SHELTER AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY LEAVE TO PROVIDE OR RECEIVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND WORK FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES; EXEMPTING INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS FROM THE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER BUT URGING THEM TO FIND SHELTER AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO PROVIDE IT; DIRECTING ALL BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES TO CEASE NON-ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS AT PHYSICAL LOCATIONS IN THE COUNTY; PR