Speaker-Elect Rendon Statement on $176.6 Million Exide Cleanup Funding

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Rendon praises the additional funding for cleanup of the Exide battery plant.

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker-Elect Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) issued the following statement on Governor Brown’s proposed $176.6 million cleanup plan of the Exide battery plant in Vernon:

“This long-fought victory is a result of Assembly, Senate and local officials working together to raise the fierce urgency of this issue to the Governor.

“I especially want to acknowledge my colleagues Miguel Santiago and Cristina Garcia for their relentless devotion to restoring justice to East and Southeast L.A. residents victimized by the illegal behavior of Exide management.

“While some of the toxic damage has already taken a toll on our communities, this funding will go a long way to restoring the safety and quality of life for the residents we represent.”

Rendon is serving in his second term representing the 63rd Assembly District, which includes the cities and communities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, North Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, and South Gate.

Website of Speaker-Elect Anthony Rendon: www.asmdc.org/anthony-rendon

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