2019-2020 STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION YEAR ONE: COMING TO A CLOSE
On January 7, the 2019-2020 State Legislature convened for its two-year session, and a new Governor took office. We’ve seen many proposals relating to water issues, including the reappearance of a proposed water tax. As you may recall, this tax would have added a monthly fee to most customers’ bills to pay for repairing failing water systems in other parts of the state. Along with water agencies across California, we fought hard to defeat this unfair financial burden on our customers. And we’re happy to report that the efforts were successful: water taxes that were proposed in both the state budget and in legislation were defeated — get details of the compromise agreement here. More to report on this and other issues after the Legislature adjourns for the year this Friday, September 13, so check back soon.