Press Release

Hertzberg Praises Governor’s Call for Infrastructure Funding

SB 231 by Hertzberg would help local governments finance and build water projects

February 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, issued the following statement today regarding Gov. Jerry Brown’s new plan to bolster dam safety and repair transportation and water infrastructure:

“I thank Governor Brown for stepping up to take leadership on this important matter. The recent rains and flooding have highlighted California’s need to upgrade its aging infrastructure and prepare more thoughtfully for the future.

“As chairman of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water, I have closely followed the developments at Oroville Dam and the flooding that has occurred in other parts of the state. The Governor’s plan is a good first step, but there is much more we need to do to improve water management, strengthen the state’s infrastructure and plan for the weather changes we know climate change will bring.

“I have introduced legislation this year to help local governments more easily finance and build projects to manage flood and storm waters. I look forward to working with the administration on that bill and on how to meet California’s water infrastructure needs.”


Bob Hertzberg, chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, represents nearly 1 million San Fernando Valley residents of Senate District 18, which includes part of Burbank and the following communities in Los Angeles: Arleta, Granada Hills, Hansen Dam, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, part of Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, part of Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, the City of San Fernando and Universal City. See a district map at  After serving in the Assembly from 1996-2002, including two years as Speaker, Hertzberg invested in solar, wind and electric-car projects; and worked for structural changes in government through the Think Long Committee of California. Learn more at

Communications Director
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
Capitol Building, Room 4038
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4018

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