MY WEEK -- June 13-19

June 20, 2016

 Here are some of the highlights from my week:

  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness presented me with its Legislator of the Year Award during a ceremony at its Santa Clara County office. It was a distinct honor and more so because NAMI and I have worked together on issues such as mental health parity and the improving behaviorial science training for peace officers.
  • In addition to attending Senate floor sessions and my assigned committee hearings, I met with constituents and representatives for organizations, including:

California Highway Patrol Capt. Richard Desmond; Gary Kremen, of the Santa Clara Valley Water District; Orange County Transportation Authority, Southern California Association of Governments; Riverside County Transportation Commission, and LA Metro.

  • I also spoke about prison reform at Diesel Books in Larkspur as part of a book launch discussion of “Bad: The Autobiography of James Carr.’’