(Sacramento) – After months of negotiations with the Governor, the Senate, Republicans and Democrats; the California State Legislature has finally hammered out and passed a comprehensive water bond to address the state’s pressing water crisis. Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) presented “The Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014” on the Assembly Floor. The water bond proposal was passed by the Assembly with almost no debate and promptly sent to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. The $7.545 billion water bond will now appear on the November 2014 ballot, and California’s voters will decide its fate.
“We conducted more than a dozen water hearings throughout California, and what we heard from residents was their deep concern for our current drought and our long-term water infrastructure needs,” said Assemblymember Rendon. "Today is our opportunity to tell Californians that we listened to them, that we heard them."
Watch this Assembly Access Video to learn more.