Jackson Releases Statement on the Passage of the Water Bond

August 13, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement on the passage of the water bond by the State Legislature this evening: 

“During this drought, we’ve become increasingly conscious of the preciousness of our water supply, and our need to manage it and care for it so clean and plentiful water is available for all Californians. The $7.5 billion fiscally responsible water package we just approved this evening, which I proudly co-authored, represents a bipartisan agreement that will provide important funding for improving our water quality, supply and infrastructure for years to come while protecting our environment. 

Importantly, this bond includes additional funding for ensuring that our drinking water is safe and clean, for capturing and reusing storm water, recycling and conserving water, for restoring our coastal wetlands and fisheries, and managing our groundwater, which is so critical in my district. Tonight’s vote represents an important step in ensuring that we have safe, clean water for generations of future Californians, and I’m pleased that in a state that is so regionally diverse and sometimes divided, we were able to come together on a bond that offers something for all. It is my hope that the people of California will agree and support this important, bipartisan measure in November.”

Jackson represents the 19th Senate District, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County.