12 Facts About Anthony Portantino


Anthony Portantino was a member of the California State Assembly from 2006 to 2012, representing the 44th Assembly District.

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Anthony Portantino has a history of blocking efforts to increase housing production in California.

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Anthony Portantino served two terms on the La Canada Flintridge City Council, from 1999 until 2006.

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Anthony Portantino said that party crashing posed a threat to public safety.

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Anthony Portantino introduced legislation to remove tattoos from victims of forced prostitution.

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Anthony Portantino later contemplated a run against Senator Carol Liu in State Senate District 25 but opted against it, citing personal reasons.

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In 2013, Anthony Portantino began actively campaigning to fill the seat of Senator Liu, who was forced out of the District 25 position by term limits in 2016.

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In 2017, Anthony Portantino voted against SB 35, which streamlined the housing construction process in California.

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Proponents of the bill accused Anthony Portantino of abusing his powers to deny Senate Bill 50 a debate and a vote in the Senate.

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The Los Angeles Times wrote that Anthony Portantino's opposition to the bill was expected, but that it was a surprise that he would not allow the bill to advance out of committee.

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In 2021, Anthony Portantino killed a bill that would have put an end to minimum parking requirements for certain new housing construction near transit stations.

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In October 2021, Anthony Portantino criticized the construction of 98 townhouses on the location of a bowling center and recreation center in Burbank.

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