Those regions include Oakland, one of the top 10 urban areas in the country with the highest cost of living, according to Skinner's figures.
Among those speaking at the press conference were Olympic swimming gold medalist Dana Vollmer (shown in the attached video) and Oakland school board member Jody London, who noted that Piedmont Avenue School no longer has its own kitchen for free and low-cost meals served at the school.
Skinner (whose district includes Piedmont and parts of Oakland) has introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 31, which urges Congress to incorporate a regional cost of living index to qualify low-income families in the free or reduced- price meals program, as well as, to calculate reimbursements to school districts.
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