Rubio Statement on Veto of Senate Bill 805, “Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021”

October 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Susan Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, released a statement today on the veto of Senate Bill 805, “Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021”:

“I want to thank the SB 805 coalition of small theaters and artists who advocated tirelessly this year for the arts in our most underserved communities. We made significant gains in raising awareness about the need to protect these important community spaces from closing.

Because of their collaborative work, we were able to secure $50 million in immediate funding to help small, non-profit performing arts organizations and have significant money set aside to help lower administrative costs. I’m disappointed SB 805 was vetoed as it would have furthered the work we were doing. I will continue to work with the coalition on educating decision makers about the importance of arts in our minority and disadvantaged communities and explore viable options to support these organizations.”

Senator Susan Rubio represents the 22nd Senate District in Los Angeles County. The San Gabriel Valley District includes: Alhambra, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, El Monte, Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Rosemead, South El Monte, Temple City, West Covina; and the unincorporated communities of Avocado Heights, Charter Oak, Citrus, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, Mayflower Village, North El Monte, South Monrovia Island, South San Gabriel, South San Jose Hills, Valinda, Vincent and West Puente Valley.


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