State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement following the defeat of SB 927 in the Senate Natural Resources and Water committee:
“SB 927 received bipartisan support, demonstrating the need for a water bond that will create new water for California. Our current drought has highlighted the fact that we have already taken too long to get started on rebuilding our water system, and we must take action immediately.
“I look forward to working with my fellow legislators on passing a new bond for the November ballot that will increase storage, protect the Delta, and provide more clean drinking water. I am supporting other water bond proposals that meet the same goals of SB 927, including AB 2686 by Assemblyman Perea and SB 1250 by Senator Hueso.”
In January, Cannella joined with Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) to introduce SB 927, a $9.2 billion water bond that maintains $3 billion for water storage, $2.5 billion to protect the Delta water supply and $1 billion for clean drinking water, with a boost of $400 million for disadvantaged communities.