Speaker Rendon Statement on the Legislature’s Commitment to Safe, Clean Drinking Water

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement on the Legislature’s ongoing commitment to safe and clean drinking water:

“The Assembly is committed to identifying a sustainable funding source to ensure safe drinking water for all Californians. That’s why we put Proposition 68 on the ballot, which included $540 million for water projects. In the budget this year, we also included over $25 million for emergency drinking water projects, lead testing and remediation, and other water projects.

“But much more needs to be done, and a piecemeal funding approach won’t work. Building on the hard work of Senator Bill Monning and others in this area, Assemblymembers Eduardo Garcia and Heath Flora have agreed to lead our house’s safe water efforts.

“Working together, the Legislature will ensure that all Californians have access to this fundamental human need.”

Website of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon: https://speaker.asmdc.org/