Issues

Fighting for Everyone to Have a Successful Future

Eric is running for Assembly to deliver for our neighborhoods and all of California — so that everyone has a chance to succeed. He will work on issues that matter most to our community, including:

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Ensuring that our children get a top-level education from pre-k through college and that college is affordable for all families

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Tackling the housing crisis by addressing housing affordability, including investments in permanent housing, rental assistance, and first-time homebuyer loans

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Helping our economy and workforce by supporting small and mid-size businesses — during and after the pandemic

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Working to improve transportation and infrastructure, including finding solutions to traffic and investing in public transportation

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Standing up for immigrants and undocumented individuals by creating educational and legal defense funds and working to roll back reprehensible Trump era laws that have hurt our communities

Eric Guerra: He Gets Results

Housing

 

  • As a City Councilmember, helped lead negotiations for the Aggie Square project  to fund $50 million in affordable housing along Stockton Boulevard

 

  • Helped St. John’s Program for Real Change expand its program to bring thousands of women and children off the streets and help them chart a better path

 

  • As former Chair of the Sacramento County Planning Commissioner, pushed for more affordable housing to be built in both the Sacramento City and other parts of the county

 

  • Will use his 18 years of experience working in the State Capitol to fight for state funding to help Sacramento and Elk Grove address homelessness on our streets

Workforce and the Economy

 

  • Helped champion the creation of the UC Davis Aggie Square project which is a $1.1 billion first-of-its-kind biotech innovation center for research and education that will create 3,500 to 5,000 permanent jobs. 

  • Helped negotiate an agreement that makes sure the Aggie Square project creates 5,000 union construction jobs right here in our backyard with a local hire requirement included in the plan

  • On the City Council, worked to reduce the impact fees to businesses in our commercial corridors by 40% and then fought to waive all impact fees for developments that would build workforce or affordable housing. 

  • Led the effort to streamline the city permitting process for businesses and helped alleviate illegal dumping so that businesses were not burdened by trash in front of their stores.

  • Current Chair of The Sacramento Employment & Training Agency (SETA)

COVID-19 Response

 

  • Pushed to get direct funding for one-on-one technical and language assistance for business owners who faced language barriers when applying for COVID relief grantsy (SETA)

Environment

 

  • Current Chair of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District Board

  • Delivered one of the most extensive air quality monitoring systems in the country to protect vulnerable residents around the county

  • Championed the creation of two of the nation’s largest electric school bus fleets in Elk Grove and Sacramento

  • Helped create the California Mobility Center, a zero emission research and development manufacturing facility

Cracking Down on Human Trafficking

 

  • Spent months writing complicated legislation to shut down illegitimate massage parlors that were engaging in human trafficking while protecting legitimate businesses. Also secured $1.2 million in state funds to help women break out of the endless cycle of exploitation.