Assembly Member Rendon Statement On Governor’s Budget

For immediate release:

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), chair of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s budget proposal.

“I’m pleased to see the Governor acknowledging the immediate need to address the state’s clean water supply problem. However, the needs of our state our much bigger than what is allocated in the budget. The voters have not passed a water bond since 2006 and much of the funding is about to run out. Unless we act this year, the voters will be presented with and likely to reject the flawed pork-laden late-night water bond deal that was passed by the Legislature in 2009. The Assembly has proposed a streamlined water bond proposal without earmarks that has gone through the most extensive public hearing process in history. I think the work that the Assembly has accomplished deserves an opportunity to be considered seriously and put forth to the state’s voters.”

For more information on the Assembly Water Bond process and proposal, visit http://awpw.assembly.ca.gov/waterbond

CONTACT: Bill Wong, Office (916) 319-3692, Cell (916) 708-2828, Bill.wong@asm.ca.gov