Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) issued the following statement in response to the retirement of the California Department of Motor Vehicles Director, Jean Shiomoto:
“Several months of fighting for long-term reforms at the DMV has finally begun to pay off with the retirement of Director Jean Shiomoto. As the DMV repeatedly failed to address its shortcomings, my legislative colleagues and I have been pushing for a meaningful shift in culture. From long waits to improper voter registrations, the status quo is completely unacceptable.
“Going forward, it is vital that the new leadership is willing to make necessary reforms to the operations and culture exhibited by the DMV. This is an opportunity for the DMV to raise its standards for constituent service and better adapt to legislative changes.”