By Miriam Raftery
June 5, 2021 (La Mesa) – East County’s newly elected Assemblymember Akilah Weber, a medical doctor and former La Mesa Councilmember, this week introduced her first authored bill, Assembly Bill 1207. It would create a “Pathway Through Pandemic Task Force” to collect and analyze California’s COVID-19 data and develop a response plan for future pandemics.
“California’s response to the pandemic highlighted existing inequities for people of color and low-income neighborhoods. It’s important that we address the lessons learned from pandemic,” Dr. Weber posted on Facebook.
The bill by the Democratic legislator passed the Assembly unanimously with strong bipartisan support, including a yes vote from East County’s other Assembly member, Republican Randy Voepel.
Weber thanked Assemblymember Luz Rivas for partnering with her on the measure.”
Together, we are ensuring we do everything we can to invest in sustainable plans that value the life and health of all Californians during a pandemic. Now, on to the Senate!” she concluded.