Press Release

Majority Leader Hertzberg Provides Statement on California Drought Conditions

April 21, 2021

SACRAMENTO – In response to today’s announcement by Governor Newsom and administration officials on drought conditions in California, Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) issued the following statement:

“It’s been barely five years since California exited the last historic drought, and here we find ourselves in the second year of drought conditions that threatens every facet of our lives,” says Senate Majority Leader Robert M. Hertzberg (D – Van Nuys). “Agricultural growers, urban water users, and our natural ecosystems will be hit hard. But we can’t leave behind our rural and disadvantaged communities who are at perilous risk of losing running water as our drought worsens.”

“California was ill-prepared for our last drought, but we are better equipped to handle drought this time around due to legislative efficiency and planning efforts passed in 2018. We must continue building on this progress, which is what my bill, SB 552, will do. Ensuring we have meaningful emergency planning and drought resiliency infrastructure will help us avert yet another humanitarian crisis.”

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Media Contact: Cindy Baker
Cindy.Baker@sen.ca.gov
Communications Director
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
Capitol Building, Room 313
(530)966-4143