Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez has appointed Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, to serve on the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development. Yamada also will step down from the Assembly Veterans Committee, an assignment she has held for five years.
“My interest in addressing the issues of housing and homelessness now faced by many veterans — especially those from our most recent conflicts — intersects with this new assignment as well as my current role on the Assembly Select Committee on Homelessness,” Yamada said in a news release.
The Housing and Community Development Committee’s jurisdiction includes building standards, common interest developments, homelessness programs, housing discrimination, housing finance, natural disaster assistance and preparedness, redevelopment and land-use planning.
Before her election to the Assembly, Yamada chaired the Yolo County Housing Authority.
Pérez also appointed Yamada to serve on the newly established Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness, which will focus on coordination of local emergency resources. Yamada represented the Yolo County Board of Supervisors on the Sierra Sacramento Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency. She chaired that agency’s board in 2005-07.
Yamada will continue to chair the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, the Select Committee on State Hospital and Developmental Center Safety and the Select Committee on Sustainable and Organic Agriculture. She also will continue to serve as a member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture; Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife; the Select Committee on Homelessness and the Select Committee on Wine.
She represents California’s 4th Assembly District, including all or parts of Yolo, Solano, Colusa, Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties.