SACRAMENTO–Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) was appointed to the Assembly’s Budget Committee this week by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu?ez. Krekorian will serve on the Budget Committee’s subcommittee that deals with California’s transportation and information technology needs.
"California has woefully neglected its transportation and information technology infrastructure for decades, and this neglect is sapping our economic vitality, degrading our environment and significantly harming our quality of life," Assemblymember Krekorian said. "I’m grateful that the Speaker has entrusted me with this important position, and I will fight to ensure that California responsibly invests in its future."
Krekorian’s assignment to the powerful Budget Committee significantly enhances Southern California’s ability to receive its fair share of state funding for mass transit, highways and local streets and to relieve traffic congestion and gridlock. In addition, Krekorian will have the opportunity to shape policy and budget priorities relating to telecommunications and other information technology infrastructure that is so vital to the knowledge-based industries of the 21st Century, including the entertainment industry.
At a time of tremendous state budget challenges, this appointment means Krekorian will be uniquely situated to work on solutions that are fiscally responsible and reflect the priorities and values of Californians. Krekorian is the only member of the Assembly serving on both the Budget Committee and the Appropriations Committee.
Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) represents the cities of Burbank and Glendale, and the Los Angeles communities of Atwater Village, Los Feliz, North Hollywood, Silver Lake, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village and Van Nuys.