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ACR-165 Alice Peña Bulos Memorial Highway.(2019-2020)



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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 165
CHAPTER 45

Relative to the Alice Peña Bulos Memorial Highway.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 14, 2020. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 165, Ting. Alice Peña Bulos Memorial Highway.
This measure would designate a specified portion of State Route 35 that runs through the City of Daly City in the County of San Mateo as the Alice Peña Bulos Memorial Highway. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.
Fiscal Committee: YES  

WHEREAS, Alice Peña Bulos served four decades empowering minorities and underrepresented groups of all ages from every background within her own community and throughout the world; and
WHEREAS, Alice Peña Bulos opened her South San Francisco home to anyone seeking counsel and assisted community members in gaining knowledge about political empowerment, domestic violence, health care, and the United States residency application process, to name a few; and
WHEREAS, Alice Peña Bulos received both her bachelors degree and masters degree in social and behavioral sciences from the University of Santo Tomas in the City of Manila, Philippines, and became a Professor of Sociology and later chairperson of the Department of Sociology at the University of Santo Tomas before moving to Sacramento, California, in 1977 to pursue a career as an employment counselor at the California Educational Theatre Association (CETA); and
WHEREAS, Alice Peña Bulos was inducted into the County of San Mateo’s Women’s Hall of Fame in 1988 and served on the County of San Mateo’s Commission on the Status of Women; and
WHEREAS, Alice Peña Bulos was appointed to the National Council on Aging by former President William Jefferson Clinton in 1993, acting as delegate to the White House Conference on Aging until 2000; and
WHEREAS, Alice Peña Bulos was the Chair of CORA Kumares, a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonpartisan team of volunteers formed in 2003 to engage individuals and groups to share resources toward educating the public about healthy relationships; in 2009, the team renamed itself ALLICE Kumares and Kumpares after its honorary chair Alice Peña Bulos; and
WHEREAS, Alice Peña Bulos played an integral role in our nation’s political arena as she served in numerous distinguished leadership roles, including State Chair, Filipino American Caucus, California Democratic Party; Board Member of the American Heart Association, San Mateo County Chapter; Board Member of the American Lung Association, San Mateo County Chapter; and Advisory Council to United States Representative Tom Lantos; and
WHEREAS, Alice Peña Bulos was honored as Woman Warrior of the Year by the Pacific Asian Women Bay Area Coalition, and received the Volunteerism in the Community Award by the Asian Foundation for Community Development, the Leadership and Service Award by the California Asian/Pacific Democratic Council, the Woman of Excellence from the Black Forum and Support, and the St. Louise de Marillac Award from Seton Medical Center; and
WHEREAS, In recognition of Alice Peña Bulos’ four decades of dedicated public service to residents of the City of Daly City and throughout the County of San Mateo and across the world, it is fitting to designate a portion of State Route 35 in her honor; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby designates the portion of State Route 35 that runs through the City of Daly City in the County of San Mateo from postmile 27.09 to postmile 31.061 as the Alice Peña Bulos Memorial Highway; and be it further
Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is requested to determine the cost of appropriate signs consistent with the signage requirements for the state highway system showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources sufficient to cover the cost, to erect those signs; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the Director of Transportation and to the author for appropriate distribution.