Next Town Hall
SONOMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a virtual town hall June 30 on community policing, race and reform amid the recent high-profile deaths of African Americans and people of color at the hands of law enforcement.
Sen. Dodd will be joined in the town hall broadcast live on KSVY/Sonoma TV and streamed across multiple channels by a panel of community leaders and experts who will answer submitted questions and take calls from listeners.
SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today unanimously approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help expedite and improve emergency evacuations in disasters such as wildfires by authorizing municipalities across the state to use European-style “hi-lo” sirens in patrol vehicles.
NAPA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will co-host a tele-town hall June 18 with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on resources for small business and the community in an era of increasing wildfire risk and the coronavirus pandemic.
Sen. Dodd and Commissioner Lara will provide updates about the two challenges and the state’s response. Panelists will discuss state and federal resources, as well as wildfire prevention strategies as peak wildfire season approaches. Questions from listeners will be submitted via email.
VALLEJO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to a recent officer-involved shooting death by Vallejo police and the state Department of Justice’s announcement that it would review the Vallejo department’s policies and procedures on the use of lethal force:
“I appreciate the Attorney General coming in to review and help reform the Vallejo Police Department,” Sen. Dodd said. “From use of force, to elimination of bias and improving training, it’s critical that we have an outside review.”