Today California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled an Infrastructure Proposal that prioritizes critical projects — including water initiatives.
His plan proposes expediting the environmental impact review process for Proposition 1 water storage projects, Delta Conveyance, canal repairs, recycled water projects, and desalination projects.
This proposal aims to accelerate much-needed improvements to California’s infrastructure and water systems, benefitting the entire state. Other projects covered by this proposal include clean energy projects, transportation, CEQA reform, and expedited permitting.
Read more about the proposal in this Los Angeles Times article or watch the video of the news conference on Facebook.
“I’m thrilled to see Governor Newsom prioritizing essential infrastructure projects, especially when it comes to water initiatives. This proposal to streamline the environmental impact review process for vital water projects such as Delta Conveyance, storage, water recycling and desalination is a game-changer that will help California address the brunt of climate change,” said Charley Wilson, Executive Director of the Southern California Water Coalition. “We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and work with the administration to make this happen!”
Established in 1984, the Southern California Water Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public education partnership dedicated to informing Southern Californians about our water needs and our state’s water resources. Spanning Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Imperial, Riverside, Ventura and Kern counties, the SCWC’s members include representatives from business, government, agriculture, water agencies, labor and the general public.