Wednesday, July 18 , 2018, 9:55 pm | Fair 66º

 
 
 
 

Das Williams Sworn In as State Assemblyman

Former Santa Barbara city councilman's first piece of legislation will encourage composting to reduce waste

Newly elected Assemblyman Das Williams was sworn into office Monday along with other newly elected legislators during a ceremony in the Senate and Assembly chambers at the state Capitol.

The new Legislature will convene for a special session to deal with the budget crisis called by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Williams also will introduce his first piece of legislation, Assembly Bill 34, which aims to continue the work he started as a member of the Santa Barbara City Council by encouraging composting as a way of decreasing the amount of organic materials sent to landfills. The bill also strives to increase green jobs in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and throughout the state.

“I’m very excited to start to address some of the many issues of concern to the people of the 35th Assembly District and Central Coast region,” Williams said. “I look forward to working with other representatives from the region to find the right solutions to the budget, which has an immediate shortfall of $6 billion, finding appropriate revenue sources to prevent further evisceration of vital public services; particularly public education.”

Williams is a Democrat representing the mostly coastal district that includes Santa Barbara, Ventura and part of Oxnard.

Before being elected to the Assembly on Nov. 2, Williams was in his seventh year serving on the Santa Barbara council.

— James Joyce III is a field representative for Assemblyman Das Williams.

 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through Stripe below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level
×

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >