Update from Senator Dahle - 05.03.2024

Dear Neighbor,

I hope you’re enjoying the warm spring weather in beautiful Senate District One. Hundreds of legislative measures in both houses are making their way through the legislative process‚ and I’m working hard on policies that represent the priorities of the North State—you can read more about those here.

In a recent committee hearing‚ I discovered that fire stations in California are experiencing difficulty obtaining fire insurance. I’ve been an outspoken advocate on the homeowners’ insurance crisis and have been driving initiatives to protect communities from devastating wildfires. I’ve introduced several measures that would significantly help to mitigate disastrous wildfires‚ keep communities safer‚ and prevent the homeowners’ insurance market from imploding. Read more here.

With a looming state budget deficit‚ and the existing rural healthcare system moving toward bankruptcy‚ I introduced Senate Bill 1423 to save rural hospitals. I’m pleased to share that the California Hospital Association is a sponsor of this bill‚ and it recently passed the Health Committee. Read more here.

In a previous newsletter‚ I shared that an unfair income-based utility charge for ratepayers would be starting on July 1. Thankfully‚ the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recognized the ill-advised proposal and put it on hold. The CPUC’s fixed-rate proposal has a 20-day comment period and is eligible for a vote at the next CPUC public meeting on May 9‚ 2024. Click here for more information or to submit comments.

Another critical measure I authored‚ SB 1267‚ to protect victims’ rights continues to move forward. You can watch Rachel bravely share her story of her 2-year-old brother being killed in their home (she was 7 when that happened). This bill will help to protect victims of violent crimes across California. You can read more about it here.

In closing‚ I had the privilege of requesting the California State Senate Adjourn in the Memory of Lieutenant Commander Lou Conter‚ the last survivor of the USS Arizona attack in Pearl Harbor. He left a truly remarkable legacy‚ and was highly regarded as a true American hero. Our Team also attended his memorial in Grass Valley‚ rightfully with full military honors.

It’s an honor to serve as your State Senator.

Senator Brian Dahle


Help with Water Bills: Customers with remaining balances may still take advantage of Cal Water’s various interest- and penalty-free payment plans or extensions. Income-eligible customers may also enroll in Cal Water’s Customer Assistance Program‚ which provides qualifying lower-income customers a discount on their monthly service charge.

PG&E Expands Eligibility for Utility Bill Assistance: Click here for more information on how to apply and here for additional resources.

Attn. Glenn County Residents! The Glenn County Wellbeing Aging Coalition is having an upcoming event on June 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Glenn County Fairgrounds. The Senior Resource Expo will offer a variety of essential services and resources. Click here for more details.

At The Capitol

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 I was privileged to meet with members of the Association of Regional Center Agencies. The Legislature must safeguard California’s developmental disabilities service system.

I had the honor of meeting with members of the California Hospital Association to discuss my historic legislation‚ Senate Bill 1423.

Staff were delighted to meet with city leaders and members of the League of California Cities. Discussions focused on policies and emerging issues facing the communities they represent.

I had the pleasure of recognizing retired CAL FIRE Chief Deputy Director Chris Anthony for his many years of service. Mr. Anthony is an important partner and advocate for safe and sustainable communities.

Enjoyed meeting with members of the American Association of University Women California. We discussed their legislative priorities‚ and I very much appreciate their dedication and advocacy.

Great to meet with member companies of the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association. Notably‚ Fortera‚ a producer of low-carbon cement‚ recently had a groundbreaking for its new plant in Redding.

In the District

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Congratulations to Cinnamon Kern‚ Central Valley High School English teacher‚ for being honored as Citizen of the Year at the Shasta Lake Community Awards.

Team Dahle was proud to help the Redding Chamber of Commerce honor Mimi Moseley as its Citizen of the Year at the Legends and Leaders Annual Dinner.

Staff had the pleasure of attending the grand reopening of Green Paradise Café after they endured the devastating effects of the Camp Fire. Their resiliency is inspiring.

Team Dahle attended the Aero-Flite Inc. ribbon-cutting ceremony in Chico. The company is eager to create a future collaboration with CAL FIRE to support wildfire responsiveness in the state.

Congratulations to AMain Hobbies on its new location at 2860 Fair Street in Chico. They are known for their range of RC cars‚ parts‚ airplanes‚ boats‚ and drones.

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The Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) and Habitat for Humanity invited community partners and stakeholders to an informative briefing. Butte County Habitat for Humanity anticipates constructing eight to ten houses annually in Paradise moving forward‚ thanks to the support of esteemed organizations such as IBHS.

Congratulations to Mr. Rangel‚ the new owner of Izzy’s Bar & Grill in Magalia. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the delicious food and beverages.

The ‘Salute to Patriotism’ event held at Willows Veterans Hall was truly memorable. The event was a touching display of patriotism and community support.

Team Dahle had the privilege of attending the NC Nielsen (Chico Electric) Award Luncheon in Durham. This annual event commemorates the legacy of Cec Nielsen‚ the late father of Norm Nielsen and co-founder of Chico Electric. Gorrill Ranch was this year’s awardee.

Congratulations to CORE Butte Charter for being recognized as one of the two Charter Schools of the Year in California and receiving the prestigious Hart Vision Equity and Innovation Award.

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My District Director‚ Bruce Ross‚ had the honor of presenting a Memorial Resolution from the California Assembly and Senate to the widow of Fred Salanti‚ at his memorial service. Salanti bravely served his country as a young man in Vietnam. My sincere condolences to the Salanti family.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Fortera’s new low-carbon cement plant‚ CEO Ryan Gilliam‚ along with Cal Portland unveiled the state-of-the-art facility located in Shasta County.

Patricia Guerrero‚ Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court‚ delivered an inspiring speech during the dedication ceremony at the newly opened Shasta County Courthouse.

Staff participated in the groundbreaking for the rehabilitation of the city’s historic Carnegie Library in Yreka. Special thanks to Siskiyou County Economic Development Council for driving the project and bringing renewed vitality to a treasured community landmark.

Staff were honored to be in attendance at the Shasta County Veteran’s Affiliated Council’s banquet. My sincere appreciation to the VFW 9650 Honor Guard.

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Richfield Elementary School’s 66th Annual Ham Dinner in Corning was a success. It was great to see the community come together to support students.

There’s always fun to be had at the Siskiyou County Fire Chief Association’s Annual Dinner. I’m grateful to all the remarkable volunteer firefighters across Siskiyou County.

Glenn County Superior Court’s recent renovation will drastically improve the court’s capacity and functionality.

The groundbreaking at Bruce Road Reconstruction Project in Chico marks a significant milestone. The project will widen Bruce Road to two lanes each way with a landscaped median with walking paths and bike lanes on each side.

Helping our Neighbors

A constituent recently reached out to my office to see if we could assist with an issue she was having obtaining her driver’s license. She explained that she paid for her license renewal in early February‚ but never received her license from DMV. Her temporary license was about to expire and she certainly didn’t want to be driving without one. A staff member from my office reached out to DMV and provided a copy of the constituent’s receipt. I’m happy to share DMV responded the next day with a new temporary license and confirmed her new driver’s license was processed and in the mail. This is just one example of the many ways our offices can help with state-related issues.