Assemblyman Ken Cooley Named Chair of the Select Committee on Community and Neighborhood Development

For immediate release:

Rancho Cordova- Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) was named by Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) today as the Chair of the Select Committee on Community and Neighborhood Development. 

“Strengthening and sustaining community quality of life for residents and to fortify local job creation efforts is critical to every California community” said Assemblyman Cooley.  “It sets the stage for communities to continually renew themselves and afford job opportunities to the people who grow up there and their families.”

The Select Committee is charged with:

  • Creating and promoting broad-based community partnerships;
  • Developing a toolkit for local governments on job creation and business growth;
  • Identifying resources to augment public safety resource management; and
  • Locating state and federal dollars that can be used for community and neighborhood development.

This committee will focus on identifying quality of life improvements needed in typical communities and neighborhoods and the barriers that impede progress towards accomplishing them. Further, the committee will partner with key stakeholders and neighborhood groups to identify strategies to best implement these ideas.

The Select Committee work will begin with a hearing inviting a statewide sampling of community leaders from urban, suburban and rural town locales to discuss the challenges faced when attempting quality of life improvements at the neighborhood level.  Subsequent hearings will focus on best practices for applying quality of life improvements to the various communities statewide.
Assemblyman Ken Cooley represents the 8th Assembly District which includes the communities of Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Rosemont, Wilton and other portions of unincorporated Sacramento County.   For more information, please visit

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