SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom ignores the obvious need to fund much needed water storage and conveyance in drought years. Governor Newsom signs a new executive order to direct the State Water Board to consider a ban on watering lawns at businesses. Central Valley’s Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Kern County) issued the following statement:
“California faces its third consecutive year of drought. The Governor has yet to fund above groundwater storage despite a multi-billion dollar surplus.
“Conditions are dire.
“Conservation is another band aid to a long term state crisis.
“The State has not planned adequately for drought years. The need for reliable and dependable water supply infrastructure and conveyance is paramount to public health, food production and economic viability.
“It is time to put our state on a better path with a stable and secure water supply by investing in more water infrastructure.”