February 28, 2023
Inglewood transit system gets $407M from the state
A construction project to create a 1.6-mile automated transit system in Inglewood as received a $407 million funding boost from the California State Transportation Agency, Assemblymember Tina McKinnor announced this week. (Daily Breeze)
The Inglewood Transportation Connector will connect LA Metro’s Downtown Inglewood K Line Station to SoFi Stadium, the Kia Forum, Hollywood Park and the Los Angeles Clippers’ future Intuit Dome, which is set to open in 2024. The people mover is slated to break ground next year and is expected to be complete in 2028.
February 23, 2023
McKinnor Takes Step to Remove Microfibers from Waterways and Environment
Assemblymember Tina McKinnor (D – Inglewood) recently introduced Assembly Bill 1628, which will require a microfiber filter on all new washing machines sold in California by 2029. (LA Sentinel)
“Microfibers are a widespread pollutant around the globe, making their way into the air we breathe, the food we eat, and even our bodies. A single load of laundry can release hundreds of thousands of microfibers, but solutions do exist. Filters in washing machines are effective at capturing up to 90% of microfibers, so it’s a logical next step to build these directly into machines,” said Dr. Lisa Erdle, director of Science & Innovation, 5 Gyres Institute.
“We applaud Assemblymember McKinnor for her leadership on this issue by introducing AB 1628.”
February 8, 2023
SB 4: Streamlined faith-based and college housing
Proposed law could be a game-changer for new housing on 1,965 acres in Sacramento County (Sacramento Bee)
State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco and Assemblymember Tina McKinnor of Inglewood introduced Senate Bill 4, which streamlines the approval process for colleges and faith institutions wanting to build affordable housing on their own available land.
December 9, 2022
AB 1 – Details of the Legislative Staff Unionization Legislation
On December 5, 2022, Assembly Bill 1 was introduced by Assembly Members Tina McKinnor, Isaac Bryan, Matt Haney, Ash Kalra, Alex Lee, Kevin McCarty, and Eloise Reyes. (California Globe)
... it is the purpose of Chapter 12.5 to promote the improvement of personnel management and employer-employee relations within the Legislature by providing a uniform basis for recognizing the right of employees of the Legislature to join organizations of their own choosing and be represented by those organizations in their employment relations with the Legislature.
COVID has had a devastating impact on our community, especially frontline workers and people of color. I support the extension of COVID sick days and support for businesses that are struggling to recover. I will work to ensure that we have the resources to stay safe including access to vaccines and rapid testing. The stress of the pandemic has also created an unprecedented rise in the need for mental health care. I support insurance coverage for telehealth and copayment waivers to ensure LA County residents can get the help they need.
Health care costs continue to rise, and that can spell financial disaster for Los Angeles County residents. High costs can discourage people from seeking necessary medical care, turning manageable health issues into emergencies. I am an advocate for access to affordable, preventative healthcare. I support single-payer healthcare and will explore all opportunities to fund it while protecting every patient’s right to choose their healthcare providers.
Housing is a Human Right
The homelessness crisis in Los Angeles County is a moral failing and a crisis that requires an “all hands on deck” approach. We must address rising rents, short-term rentals, and the lack of affordable housing. I will oppose efforts to criminalize homelessness and will support more resources for mental health services and substance abuse support. I support the state incentivizing new home building, public and social housing, and rent control. I support stronger tenant protections including eviction protections.
and Clean Water
Los Angeles County has a history of pollution, which has a disproportionate impact on low-income and Black and Brown communities. I support investing in new infrastructure that ensures equitable and sustainable development, housing near transit, public green spaces, broadband access, and EV charging stations. I will fight for resources that will help transition land use away from oil fields and I will stand with communities against neighborhood oil drilling while protecting oil workers transitioning to new economies.
I support reforms for people who are currently incarcerated and services for the formerly incarcerated who are reentering society. I also support efforts to reduce the number of people who are incarcerated. I will work to provide funding for mental health treatment, employment services and access to education. I advocated for SB 2 because I believe in police accountability.
Equity in the
I supported Prop 64, which legalized cannabis statewide, but more can be done to increase the equity of the cannabis industry. Large corporations are making huge profits while communities of color are not able to access this new growing industry. I support efforts to close illegal marijuana shops and to increase social equity and minority ownership of licensed cannabis businesses.