SACRAMENTO – Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) was appointed today by Senate pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) to a new bipartisan Senate Special Committee on California’s Pandemic Emergency Response, Findings for Future Preparedness.
The Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response, a bipartisan committee of eleven senators, is tasked with reviewing the positives and negatives of the state’s response to the COVID-19 health crisis. The committee also will make findings and recommendations for the future preparatory efforts should the coronavirus return later in the year, or if the state faces a subsequent pandemic.
“We want to make sure that we properly evaluate lessons we are learning from this still evolving event as well as ensure the state of California is prepared for future pandemic emergencies,” said Senator Borgeas. “The Legislature took decisive action to ensure that California was well-equipped to flatten the COVID-19 curve. I am honored to represent the Central Valley, mountain and foothill communities as a member of this committee to ensure that we are dedicating resources to our most vulnerable areas.”
The special committee will be chaired by Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), and will include Senators Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Anna M. Caballero (D-Salinas), Bill Dodd (D-Yolo), Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana), and Scott D. Wiener (D-San Francisco), Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee), and Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno).