SB 222 Veto Request (Coalition Letter)

  • Sep 6, 2022
  • Comment Letters

Veto Request

Subject: SB 222 (Dodd) ā€“ REQUEST FOR VETO

Letter excerpt:

The undersigned organizations from the public water agency and local government community (the Coalition) respectfully request a veto on SB 222. SB 222 would require the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to implement a Water Rate Assistance Program that would provide financial assistance for both drinking water and wastewater services to low income residential ratepayers. Such a program, if written to be efficient, would be beneficial and appropriate. However, SB 222 proposes an inefficient program because it would divert
funding from actual low-income household assistance to cover unnecessary administrative costs.

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