Assemblymember O’Donnell ‘Disheartened’ by Sudden 120-Day Lease Termination for Community Hospital Long Beach


O’Donnell plans to work with City of Long Beach and other stakeholders to consider next steps


(Long Beach) – MemorialCare Health System filed a 120-day lease termination notice with the City of Long Beach on behalf of Community Hospital, thereby closing the facility on a shorter timeline than previously understood. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D -Long Beach) issued the following statement:

Assemblymember O’Donnell Introduces Bill Dedicating Funds for Local Oil Well Clean-up

New bill increases funding for removal of abandoned oil and gas facilities in Long Beach tidelands


(SACRAMENTO) –Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 2404 Wednesday to remove the limit on the amount of revenue deposited into the State’s Oil Trust Fund. This fund is solely used to clean up abandoned oil wells within the Long Beach tidelands that are no longer in use.

Assemblymember O’Donnell Calls for Shark Research, Beach Safety Funding

New legislation introduced in partnership with CSU Long Beach’s Shark Lab

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 2191 Monday to fund research of the increasing numbers of sharks along the California coast, as well as protection efforts for sharks and beachgoers.  

“As a parent, my priority is the safety of our kids,” Assemblymember O’Donnell said. “This bill is about learning why there are more sharks and how to deal with the increase so we can keep our kids safe at the beach.”

Assemblymember O’Donnell Applauds Proposal to Address Special Education Teacher Shortage

Governor Brown’s budget proposal includes funding to increase number of qualified special education teachers

 (SACRAMENTO) – The Governor’s proposed budget includes funding for increasing the number of special education teachers, consistent with Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell’s (D – Long Beach) Assembly Bill 169, which addresses the teacher shortage in critical key subjects.

Assemblymember O’Donnell Introduces Pathways to College Act

Chair of Assembly Education Committee joined by educators and students to support AB 1951

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach), joined by educators and students, introduced the Pathways to College Act (Assembly Bill 1951) Tuesday.

The bill works to open doors to higher education for parents and students by allowing school districts to offer college admissions tests like the SAT or ACT during the school day at no cost to students. 

Assemblymember O’Donnell Statement on Proposed 2018-19 Budget

Chair of Assembly Education Committee applauds fiscal responsibility, calls for more efforts to fund K-12 Career Technical Education programs

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement Wednesday regarding Governor Brown’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year: