Interview with New HCD Chair Ed Chau

Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced on Tuesday, May 28, the appointment of Assembly Member Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) as chair of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Committee. Many bills of importance to California cities go through this committee.

Bill requires more disclosure from charter schools

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California charter schools would be subject to the same open meeting laws and disclosure requirements as school boards and local governments under a bill passed by the Assembly. Lawmakers passed AB913 by Democratic Assemblyman Ed Chau of Monterey Park on Thursday. The bill now moves to the Senate. Chau says it makes sense to hold the governing bodies of charter schools accountable to the same standards as other public schools because they are funded with taxpayer money. He says too often charter schools are found to have misappropriated funds.