Thousands attend Virgin Galactic career fair in Long Beach

Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, chairs the California State Assembly’s Select Committee on Aerospace.

“To me this proves that California doesn’t wait for the future,” O’Donnell said. “It designs and builds it. The future of the California economy is based on innovation and creation, and today is a great example of that.”

We’re the home of aerospace,” O’Donnell said. “We want to stay the home of aerospace.”

Assemblymember O’Donnell Upbeat on Port Agreement

Sacramento – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), Chair of the Select Committee on Ports, issued the following statement regarding today’s deal made between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoreman Warehouse Union (ILWU):

“I am thrilled to hear that the ILWU and PMA negotiations have come to a successful close. This deal returns all 29 West Coast ports to full operation and ensures predictability for the thousands of workers, terminal operators, and port officials.

Assemblymember O’Donnell Introduces Bill to Support Efforts to Green California Ports

Sacramento – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) introduced legislation today to help make California ports greener and more energy efficient. Assembly Bill 678 creates the Energy Efficient Ports Program which would assist in funding energy efficiency upgrades and investments at California’s public ports.

“We currently provide financial assistance to other public entities to cut their energy usage.  Upgrading and investing in the energy infrastructure of our ports is long overdue and will ultimately make them more competitive ensuring a bright future.” said Assemblymember O’Donnell.

Assemblymember O’Donnell Named Chair of Ports Committee

Sacramento – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) was appointed yesterday as Chairman to the Select Committee on Ports. He issued the following statement:

“My district is home to the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach. These two ports are the nation’s busiest cargo hubs that together handle almost half of U.S. imports, and generate over one million regional jobs. The creation of a Select Committee on Ports has been a specific priority of mine and is a direct acknowledgement of their importance to not only my region, but California as a whole.

Long Beach Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell named chair of California ports committee

Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, has been appointed chairman of the Select Committee on Ports, his office announced today.

With the port of Los Angeles and Long Beach in his district the committee “is a direct acknowledgement of their importance to not only my region, but California as a whole,” O’Donnell said in a statement.

As chair, O’Donnell pledged to focus on all port-related activity, including waterfront development, goods movement, air quality and economic activity.

O'Donnell's First Bill In State Assembly Aims To Help Long Beach

Former Fourth District City Councilman Patrick O’Donnell’s first bill as a state Assemblyman goes directly to one of his interests when he was in Long Beach.

O’Donnell’s Assembly Bill 204 would allow local governments, including Long Beach and Signal Hill, to keep control over the use and sale of former Redevelopment Agency properties. Under current law, local oversight boards (typically city councils) would pass all control to one entity responsible for all of Los Angeles County..

Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell introduces first bill

LONG BEACH >> Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, has introduced his first bill.

Assembly Bill 204 would allow local governments to continue to control the sale of properties obtained under the former redevelopment law, according to the O’Donnell’s office.

Assemblymember O’Donnell’s First Bill – Looking Out for Locals and Cutting through Red Tape

Sacramento – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) introduced his first bill today, Assembly Bill 204, which allows local governments, like Long Beach and Signal Hill, to continue to control the dissolution and sale of long time properties obtained under the former redevelopment law.

Current law requires, by July 15, 2016, local oversight boards to no longer exist and instead have one single entity for all of Los Angeles County.  Given the large number of local boards in Los Angeles this presents a problem of having only one body review hundreds of transactions miles away from the community that is impacted.

O’Donnell Takes Oath of Office In Front of Standing Room Only Crowd

Talks importance of education, ports, job creation, service in laying out priorities


O'Donnell takes oath of office from Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (ret.) while wife Jennifer and daughters look on.
SAN PEDRO - Newly elected Asssemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) was joined by hundreds of community and business leaders, family, friends as well as state and local elected officials this past Saturday aboard the USS Iowa for ceremony celebrating his oath of office.

The ceremony featured an introduction by Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino and a tribute from Congressman Alan Lowenthal, who Assemlymember O’Donnell worked for as a Capitol Fellow when the Congressman was first elected to the California State Legislature in 1998. The event also included live music and traditional Irish dancers.