Governor Brown to Meet with Legislative, Agricultural, Water, Environmental, Labor and Business Leaders on Water Bond Today in Sacramento


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will convene a meeting today in Sacramento with Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and more than a dozen agricultural, water, environmental, labor and business leaders who support the water bond proposal introduced yesterday in the Legislature.

When: Today, Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The final few minutes of the meeting will be open to coverage by credentialed media at approx. 12:00 p.m.
Where: California State Capitol, Governor’s Office, Sacramento, CA 95814

Governor Brown, Speaker Atkins and pro Tem Steinberg’s water bond proposal (here and here) provides for water use efficiency and recycling, effective groundwater management and $2.5 billion for additional storage. It invests in safe drinking water, particularly in disadvantaged communities, and provides for watershed restoration and increased flows in some of California’s most important rivers and streams.

Yesterday, Governor Brown signed legislation that extends the deadline to place a new water bond on the November ballot, allowing for additional time to work toward an agreement.