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Governor Signs Bill to Ban Invasive Caulerpa Algae That Threatens Coastal Ecosystems

  • Orange County Coastkeeper and California Coastkeeper Alliance worked with Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris to introduce Assembly Bill 655, which was signed into law by Governor Newsom on July 27.
  • AB 655 bans all sale and transportation of saltwater algae of the Caulerpa genus to reduce the chance of further invasions of our coastal environment.
  • Caulerpa prolifera was discovered in Newport Bay in 2021 and has yet to be fully eradicated.

Orange County Cities Briefed on Federal Funding Opportunities Related to Inflation Reduction Act

Orange County – Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine) co-hosted a briefing with U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s (D-Calif.) office for the Orange County delegation of Assembly Members, Senators, as well as local Mayors and City Managers on upcoming grant opportunities for transportation and infrastructure projects utilizing funding from the Inflation Reduction Act.

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris Advances Bill to Address Fentanyl Crisis

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine) has successfully advanced Assembly Bill 1027, a bill that will strengthen California’s efforts to combat illicit drug sales online by requiring greater transparency and accountability from social media platforms operating in California. The bill received unanimous, bipartisan support in the State Senate’s Judiciary Committee.

Trellis Honored as 2023 Nonprofit of the Year

SACRAMENTO  Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris recognized Trellis as the 2023 Nonprofit of the Year for the 73rd Assembly District as part of California Nonprofits Day held on June 7.