New Assembly Member Joins Leading Democrats Supporting California Enterprise Zone Program


Democrat Luis Alejo, of the 28th Assembly District published a Soapbox article today on TheCalifornian.com. Alejo was chosen by voters as a new member of the California Assembly in the recent elections.
Democrat Assembly Speaker John Perez recently appointed Alejo as Vice Chairman of the Assembly Local Government Committee, a committee that, according to Alejo “will be in a key leadership role over all matters affecting local government.”  Alejo is also a member of the Assembly Budget Committee.
In his article, Alejo specifically mentions “Preserving our states Enterprise Zone program” as one of his leadership goals. “The Enterprise Zone program should be strengthened,” he says, “rather than eliminated” or significantly modified as some political and union actors have suggested.
Most notably, newly elected California Governor Jerry Brown is reported to have the Enterprise Zone program in his gun sights.  There have been no clear indications from Brown or his spokespeople as to how he would like to change the program.
Alejo joins other leading Democrats who share his supportive view of California’s Enterprise Zone program. Most notable among them is Assemblyman V. Manual Perez, Chairman of the Jobs, Economic Development, and Economy Committee.  Last year, the California Association of Enterprise Zones recognized Perez with the organization’s Legislator of the Year Award because of his highly visible support of the program.


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