California One Step Closer to Green Jobs and Green Projects in Climate-Ravaged Communities

April 27, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement Wednesday after his legislation, SB 989, passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee:

“Californians are already experiencing the devastating impacts of climate change – and communities across our state need resources now to protect people and build resiliency for the future. From extreme heat to wildfire smoke, daily life has been upended in every corner of California, especially in places like the San Fernando Valley, which I proudly represent.

“SB 989 will quickly deploy vital state funding to the communities on the front lines of the climate crisis through a new targeted grant program. Better yet, projects will prioritize hiring people from the same communities they benefit. This means green jobs and green projects in underserved neighborhoods all across California. That’s a formula for climate success.”