SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember V. Manuel PÃ©rez announced that he has been appointed by Assembly Speaker John A. PÃ©rez (D-Los Angeles) to serve on the newly established Assembly Select Committee on Justice Reinvestment.
â€œPublic safety realignment and prison overcrowding are matters of great relevance to Coachella and Imperial Valley communities, and therefore Iâ€™m very pleased to be participating on this select committee,â€ said PÃ©rez. â€œOur task will be to develop policy approaches as we work with the Governor to find solutions to the stateâ€™s enduring criminal justice and prison challenges.â€
The Committee will hold its first hearings on Monday, October 21 in Sacramento.Â According to the Speakerâ€™s office, the first hearing will review the current challenges facing the stateâ€™s justice system, consider fiscal and other impacts, and discuss possible solutions.
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles) will Co-Chair the Committee.Â Other members appointed include: Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima); Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino); Assemblymember Rocky J. ChÃ¡vez (R-Oceanside); Assemblymember Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo); Assemblymember Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore); Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance); Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley); Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay); Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Escondido); and Assemblymember Shirley N. WeberÂ (D-San Diego).