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Assemblyman Ken Cooley Appointed as Chair of Select Committee on Foster Care

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Appointed as Chair of Select Committee on Foster Care

On Tuesday, March 11, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) was appointed Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care. In this role, Cooley will lead his colleagues in developing policy addressing the ever-changing needs of kids in California’s foster care system.

 

“California’s foster care system is not as effective as it can be, often placing burdens on families and relatives trying to help children without homes. These policies can also restrict access to key resources children need to help them succeed,” said Cooley. “I am honored to accept this appointment as Chair of the Select Committee on Foster Care, and am eager to work with colleagues and stakeholders to improve our system.”

 

Assemblyman Cooley Honors District Attorney Scully with 2014 Woman of the Year Award

Assemblyman Cooley Honors District Attorney Scully with 2014 Woman of the Year Award

On Monday, March 10, 2014, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) awarded Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully with the California State Assembly’s 2014 Woman of the Year Award. Earlier this year, Assemblyman Cooley nominated Scully for the award for her work as Sacramento’s chief criminal prosecutor and as a principal victim rights advocate in the region.

“20 years ago, in her first year as Sacramento County District Attorney, Jan was selected as “Woman of the Year” by the late Assemblywoman Barbara Alby. It is a great privilege to honor Jan as Woman of the Year on the Floor of the Assembly again as she closes out two decades of outstanding service to the people of Sacramento,” said Cooley.

Feb. 21 Rancho Cordova Luncheon Welcomes New Mayor

Feb. 21 Rancho Cordova Luncheon Welcomes New Mayor

This month we welcome our new mayor, Dan Skoglund, to the podium.  Join us to find out what the Mayor has in mind for the year ahead. 

Also hear updates:

  • Leadership Rancho Cordova's musical class project
  • Upcoming Cork and Fork event
  • Volunteer Award Winners
  • Chamber Happenings
  • And more!

Enjoy great food and plenty of wonderful company!

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The Rancho Cordova Luncheon         

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Friday, February 21

Rancho Cordova City Hall 

2729 Prospect Park Dr.

Assembly Passes Cooley’s Legislation to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Assembly Passes Cooley’s Legislation to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

On Wednesday, January 29, the Assembly passed on a bipartisan 76-0 vote, Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s legislation to prevent child sexual abuse. Assembly Bill 883 (AB 883) helps protect California’s children by creating a pilot program in up to three counties to specifically address child sexual abuse prevention. 

Although the state aggressively prosecutes child sexual predators and requires mandated reporting for suspected abuse, there is a lack of focus on preventing the abuse before it occurs.

“Childhood sexual abuse is devastating to the victims and the victims’ family,” said Cooley. “Often, children who are sexually abused have physical and mental health issues long into their adult lives. By putting resources at the local level into community collaboration and prevention, we have the chance to make a difference in the lives of California’s children before they become victims to sexual abuse.”

Assemblyman Cooley Highlights Governor Brown’s Fiscal Responsibility

Assemblyman Cooley Highlights Governor Brown’s Fiscal Responsibility

On Wednesday, January 22, following Governor Jerry Brown’s 2014 State of the State Address, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) commended Governor Brown’s fiscal responsibility in using our State’s budget surplus to pay down debt and allocate significant portions toward the Rainy Day Fund.

“I am very happy in the fiscal responsibility Governor Brown has shown in using our budget surplus to relieve our State’s debt while focusing funding towards build up programs that will do a better job to uplift our local communities and neighborhoods.”

“During my service as a councilmember and Mayor for the City of Rancho Cordova, my colleagues and I faced many financial constraints. During those times, we kept our focus on programs that made fiscal sense and made our city a great place to live. We kept our City’s debt low, focused on funding our most important projects first, and made the right choices for the long-term health of our community.”

Fire Chief Kurt Henke joins the November edition of the Rancho Cordova Luncheon

Fire Chief Kurt Henke joins the November edition of the Rancho Cordova Luncheon

Don't miss this opportunity to hear about what's new with Sac Metro Fire Department and get answers to all of your "burning" questions! Also find out how you can support widows and children of fallen firefighters by purchasing tickets to their Annual Dean Baker Memorial Firefighters Crab Feed

Hear updates on what's up around town, enjoy great food and plenty of wonderful company.

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Assembly Insurance Committee Holds Oversight Hearing in Wake of EDD System Failure

Assembly Insurance Committee Holds Oversight Hearing in Wake of EDD System Failure

On Wednesday, Assemblyman Ken Cooley participated in the Assembly Insurance Committee oversight hearing on the disrupted deployment of the California Employment Development Department’s new unemployment insurance system and delays to benefit disbursement. During the hearing, the Committee listened to EDD clients who have not received unemployment insurance benefits since the deployment of the new system in early September.

“This has been a calamity for the 148,000 people who are at a dire time in their lives and need this help,” said Assemblyman Ken Cooley. “To have this happen is a colossal problem. We need to find out what went wrong and what we can learn from it.”