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 State of the State speech.
“Thanks to the Governor and the work of the Legislature our state is on the road to a strong recovery. However, failure to address California’s drought and ongoing water crisis threatens to undermine our hard-fought progress. We need to pass a water bond this year to fund the investments in water infrastructure that the Governor mentioned to alleviate the impact of the current drought, prepare better for the next drought, and spur shovel-ready job growth while protecting our state’s vital agribusiness and food production sector. The Assembly has convened the most transparent process in crafting a fiscally responsible and earmark-free water bond proposal that deserves to be considered by the state’s voters this year.”
For more information on the Assembly Water Bond process and proposal, visit http://awpw.assembly.ca.gov/waterbond