With this year coming to a close, I’d like to thank you for the privilege of representing you in the California Senate. And I wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season.
PETALUMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and the Petaluma People Services Center will convene a panel of experts Dec. 11 in Petaluma to discuss topics of importance to seniors such as healthcare and fraud protection and the slate of public services available to them.
State and local government officials will speak along with senior advocates. A question-and-answer period will follow.
Who: Sen. Bill Dodd, Petaluma People Services Center and officials.
What: Senior Issues Forum
When: Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today his package of new laws taking effect Jan. 1 will help Californians in important ways including protecting them from wildfires and floods, extending disaster insurance coverage, improving schools and guaranteeing access to drinking water.
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today that would allow Napa County to negotiate with the state Department of General Services to buy the 850-acre Skyline Wilderness Park, ensuring the prime land with popular hiking trails and views of the Bay Area remains a public open space forever.
“This is such an important community asset, both from a recreational and environmental perspective,” said Sen. Dodd. “It needs to be preserved for the public and placed under local control so it remains parkland in perpetuity.”
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today that would help the state manage its water, protecting the precious resource for people and the environment.
“We’re faced with a constant cycle of droughts and flooding, and this bill is an important step toward managing our water for the long run,” Sen. Dodd said. “Stream gages provide important information. Unfortunately, gaps in the current system make it difficult to ensure water is going where it’s needed. You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”
NAPA – After receiving strong opposition to the project from a group of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta lawmakers, including Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, the federal government has rejected a request for a loan to pay for California WaterFix, a controversial twin-tunnels project that threatens the environmental and economic vitality of the state’s most important waterway.
As families prepare to give thanks this week, our thoughts turn to neighbors across the state who are suffering, as we have, from catastrophic wildfire.
NAPA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, responded today to the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks that killed 12 people, including Alaina Housley, 18, of Napa, who was attending college at nearby Pepperdine University.
“I join with the residents of Thousand Oaks and all Californians in grieving for the victims and their loved ones,” Sen. Dodd said. “This terrible tragedy strikes especially close to home in Napa because we lost one of our own. My thoughts and condolences are with Alaina’s family as they face this unspeakable nightmare.”
Sen. Dodd, state and local officials discussed regional transportation issues in a forum at American Canyon City Hall on Oct.15.
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