Assemblymember Rendon Statement on Passage of New State Water Bond

For immediate release:

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement after passage of a new water bond to be considered by the voters in November.

“The passage this evening of the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 reflects the culmination of more than a year of work by the Assembly on crafting a water bond for the people of California that involved a groundbreaking open and transparent process.

The Assembly convened 15 water bond hearings across the state, from Indio to Eureka, to listen and learn about the true needs of California’s residents. In response, we set out landmark Principles for developing a new water bond that to emphasized fairness, accountability and transparency in state investments for critical water infrastructure projects that will provide a sustainable and reliable source of water for communities throughout the state. Tonight, we passed that water bond. It is fair, transparent and accountable to the voters.

The Legislature delivered for California. The water bond invests in the state’s top priorities for California’s water future. Today, legislators on both sides of the aisle join with the Governor in seeking voter support for this water bond. It invests in clean and safe drinking water, groundwater cleanup, water storage, water recycling, water conservation, protection for California’s rivers and coast, and critical investment in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

By investing in our water future, California will be better able to prepare for the next serious drought, and ensure a clean, safe and reliable water supply for all of California.”

Below are links to audio of Assemblymember Rendon:

Assemblymember Rendon presents the water bond legislation to the State Assembly. (3:53)

Assemblymember Rendon says the water bond legislation provides short term and long term solutions to the state’s water woes. (:15)

Assemblymember Rendon says the overwhelming support from Democrats and Republicans shows how badly California needs this water bond. (:09)

Assemblymember Rendon says this water bond is not the final solution, just a beginning. (:06)

Assemblymember Rendon says he believes voters will approve the water bond when they go to the polls in November. (:17)