ACWA Comments on Gov. Brown’s Final State of the State Address

  • by Heather Engel
  • Jan 25, 2018
  • News Releases

SACRAMENTO – Timothy Quinn, executive director of the statewide Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address:

“Through his four terms as governor, Gov. Jerry Brown has demonstrated the courage to deal with some of California’s toughest challenges, including water.

“Governor Brown led in the enactment of the 2014 Water Bond which became Proposition 1. We were pleased that Governor Brown mentioned the water bond as one of the Legislature’s major bipartisan accomplishments during his time as governor.

“ACWA supports a comprehensive approach to water solutions, and the Brown Administration’s California Water Action Plan is based on such an approach.

“One part of a comprehensive approach to water storage is having water available during dry periods. Proposition 1 included $2.7 billion for water storage. The governor acknowledged the importance of storage when he said the state will soon start spending funds for storage that we have needed for decades.”

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Contact: Heather Engel, Director of Communications, (916) 441-4545 or (760) 217-0627 (cell)

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