Assemblymember Tasha BoernerThroughout May, many of you participated in National Bike Month. Some of you biked with your children to school, and others took part in Bike Everywhere Day, riding bikes throughout beautiful San Diego. Not only is biking a viable mode of transportation, but it is also relaxing to get on a bike and ride to the beach.

Many of us in San Diego are avid cyclists, especially our kids. They bike to their friends' houses and school. I introduced House Resolution (HR) 100 on Bike to School Day to encourage our children to participate in this fun and environmentally friendly activity.



Assemblymember Tasha Boerner
Assemblymember, 77th District

P.S. My office is available every day to talk with you about your concerns or help connect you with resources. You can reach us at (858) 481-7704 or Assemblymember.Boerner@assembly.ca.gov.


Sally Wong Avery

ad77 aapi heritage month Sally Wong Avery

My next Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month honoree is Sally Wong Avery! Sally has served our community as Executive Director of the Chinese Service Center of San Diego and Principal of the Chinese School of San Diego. She co-founded the Chinese Historical Society and was the first female President of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association.

She has been awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award by the Southern California Council of Chinese Schools, the Susan B. Anthony Leadership Award, and the Ellis Island Award. It is evident how proud Sally is of her roots. Congratulations on this recognition.


Mission Bay Montessori Academy

ad77 Mission Bay Montessori Academy

Mission Bay Montessori Academy students visited Sacramento last week. Students attended the Assembly Floor session and toured the Capitol!

Celebrating the 112th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts

ad77 Celebrating the 112th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts

Beyond their instantly recognizable cookies, of which Thin Mints are my favorite, Girl Scouts are also famous for their community impact and empowerment of girls worldwide. There are more than 500 million women who are girl scouts, including myself and my daughter, Maya!

This year marks the 112th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. Thank you to Girl Scouts Troop #1729 for joining us this week in the Assembly for this incredible commemoration! As the co-lead of Troop #1920, I especially want to thank all Girl Scout Troop Leaders who volunteer to lead our troops. #ACR159

Remembering San Diego Philanthropist Joan Jacobs

ad77 Remembering San Diego Philanthropist Joan Jacobs

I asked my Assembly colleagues to join me in adjourning in the memory of San Diego philanthropist Joan Jacobs. Since moving to San Diego in 1966, Joan and her husband Irvin M. Jacobs have worked to support various organizations to make the region home for everyone. They donated to organizations like the San Diego Symphony, UC San Diego, the La Jolla Playhouse, and many others. Joan's legacy of empowerment and philanthropy will live on in San Diego.

A Friendly Visit from San Diego Attorneys

ad77 A Friendly Visit from San Diego Attorneys

This week, we had some guests from San Diego visit the Capitol. Please join me in welcoming some of our local attorneys.

Presenting in Assembly Appropriations Committee

ad77 Presenting in Assembly Appropriations Committee

Ahead of tomorrow's suspense hearing, I presented AB 2234 & AB 2575 in Assembly Appropriations. AB 2234 will establish an opt-in pilot program on e-bike safety in San Diego County. AB 2575 will create the Office of Broadband & Digital Equity to expand broadband access in unserved and underserved areas.

Budget Subcommittee No.4

ad77 Budget Subcommittee No.4

Recently, I participated in Assembly Budget Subcommittee 4 on the Climate Crisis, Resources, Energy, and Transportation. I had the opportunity to question the California Public Utilities Commission on the progress of California's promise for broadband for all.

San Diego Navy Installation Commanders Visit Sacramento

ad77 San Diego Navy Installation Commanders Visit Sacramento

The Installation Commanders for Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base San Diego, and Naval Base Point Lomas visited me in my Sacramento office. I learned how sea level rise is affecting the military installations in our district and the issues they experienced in the January storms.

Brown Act Passes the Assembly Floor

ad77 Brown Act Passes the Assembly Floor

AB 2715 passed the Assembly Floor! Cyberattacks are on the rise, & local agencies must prepare for those risks. AB 2715 would allow local governments to discuss cybersecurity concerns in private to address and prevent cyberattacks effectively. Thank you to my Legislative Aide, Christian Filbrun, for his hard work on the bill!


EcoLiteracy Showcase

ad77 EcoLiteracy Showcase

May is Water Awareness Month, and for this year's EcoLiteracy Showcase, students were asked to focus their projects on water conservation. The Ecoliteracy Showcase allows youth in our community to come together, learn, and take action toward a more sustainable future.

#TeamTasha was happy to engage with students at the event. Thank you to the events partners for organizing this yearly event: Olivenhain Municipal Water District, Encinitas Union School District, and BCK Programs.

Pacific Beach Town Council's 14th Annual Graffiti Clean Up Day

ad77 Pacific Beach Town Council 14th Annual Graffiti Clean Up Day

#TeamTasha attended the Pacific Beach Town Council's 14th Annual Graffiti Cleanup Day. We had a great time joining Mayor Todd Gloria, Councilmember Joe LaCava, and other community members in maintaining the beauty of Pacific Beach.

Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve Field Station & Community Learning Center

ad77 Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve Field Station and Community Learning Center

#TeamTasha joined Senator Catherine Blakespear's team for the ribbon cutting of the Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve Field Station & Community Learning Center. The center will provide educational opportunities to help preserve our valuable wetlands and marshes well into the future. We look forward to celebrating this important place in our community with you! Many thanks to UC San Diego for hosting the event!


A Day at the Park - A Port Experiences Series

ad77 A Day at the Park A Port Experiences Series

The Port of San Diego invites our neighbors and visitors to join the first-ever "A Day at the Park: A Port Experiences Series" at Pepper Park. The event is family-friendly and free to the public. The festivities will occur on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from noon until 5 p.m. This event will be the first in a three-part series of multi-cultural events at Port parks along the San Diego Bay waterfront.

Pepper Park is at 3299 Tidelands Avenue, National City, CA 91950. A free shuttle service will be available for attendees from Olivewood Elementary School at 2505 F Avenue, National City, CA 91950. The shuttle will run from the library to the park from noon to 4:15 pm.

Guests will be able to enjoy performances from a variety of local artists, local food vendors, a kid's zone with activities, and so much more!

Free Document Shredding Event

ad77 Free Document Shredding Event

The City of Encinitas is hosting a free document-shredding event next month. Individuals can dispose of up to two banker boxes per household and drop off household batteries and electronic waste (no hazardous waste or appliances). The city requests individuals to bring their cans/bags, gloves, and shovels for mulch loading. For additional information on the event, you can call (760) 633-2777 or email recycling@encinitasca.gov.

Assembly District 77: Fall 2024 Internship Program

Assembly District 77: Internship Program

My office is accepting applications for our Fall 2024 Internship Program, located at my District Office in Solana Beach. The internship is open to all individuals with an interest in learning more about state government and public service while building professional skills.

Interns will work as unpaid volunteers with flexible part-time hours. This role requires a three-month commitment, with flexible part-time hours and flexible start/end dates.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to my Field Representative, Mariah Kallhoff, at Mariah.Kallhoff@asm.ca.gov with the subject line "AD77 Fall Internship Application: [Last Name]."

Applications will be accepted year-round. Please share this opportunity with anyone you think may make a good fit!

California State Parks Week

ad77 California State Parks Week

California State Parks Week is June 12-16! California State Parks will be hosting daily events at all state parks so you and your family can enjoy your time outdoors.


Mental Health Apps for Families

ad77 Mental Health Apps for Families

There are two free mental health apps available to all children, youth, young adults, and families in California. BrightLife Kids and Soluna are two free apps to help families raise happy, healthy young minds. BrightLife Kids is for families whose children are 0-12 years old, and Soluna is for teens and young adults between ages 13-25.


Tax Deadline Extended - June 17th

Assembly District 77: Internship Program

The tax deadline has been extended for individuals and small businesses affected by the January storms. For more information on the extension, please visit the California Office of Emergency Services website.

CA Tax Service Center

Free Tax Preparation

Free Tax Preparation

Home Start is providing free tax preparation for federal and state taxes if people make $64,000 or less. For more information on this service, or to make an appointment, please call (619) 229-3660.

Claim Your California Earned Income Tax Credit

Claim Your California Earned Income Tax Credit

The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) offers financial support for low-income, working Californians. It has boosted the incomes of hundreds of thousands of families since it began. If you were self-employed or have an Individual Tax ID Number, you can now qualify for the CalEITC.

To find out if you qualify for the CalEITC, Young Child Tax Credit, or Foster Youth Tax Credit, visit the Franchise Tax Board's website for more information.


Metrolink Discount for EBT Cardholders

Metrolink Discount for EBT Cardholders

NEW DISCOUNT: California EBT Cardholders qualify for 50% off any Metrolink ticket or pass. Travel to school, work and anywhere else you need to be for less when you #takethetrain.

MetroLink Discount

CA Department of Consumer Affairs Licensed Business Search Tool

CA Department of Consumer Affairs Licensed Business Search Tool

Look for the license! Don't jeopardize your safety, money, or peace of mind - use DCA's free online search tool to double-check.

DCA Search

Rebates Available for Water-Saving Upgrades

Rebates Available for Water-Saving Upgrades

California residents and business owners can do their part to help the state conserve water by switching to more water-efficient appliances, and there are many rebates available to help with these upgrades.

If you don't need to replace any appliances right now, you can help out by replacing turf and other retrofitting projects - click the link below to learn more about rebates and ways you can be more water wise.

Browse Rebates

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