SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today to increase conservation on California’s farms and ranches by offering incentives and technical assistance for adopting practices that protect wildlife and the environment.
“Rural landowners play a huge role in conservation and are critical to the economic vitality of our state,” Sen. Dodd said. “This bill would encourage farmers and ranchers to continue their stewardship, boosting the land’s resiliency and production. It’s an important step that will allow people and the environment to reap the benefits.”
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today to improve the safety and reliability of California utility companies.
“We must hold utilities accountable for operating safely and reliably by tying their compensation to achieving these goals,” Sen. Dodd said. “A performance-based model will discourage the type of reckless behavior responsible for devastating wildfires and power outages, while promoting responsible practices that have been sorely lacking. We need to be innovative to force accountability and achieve acceptable performance.”
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today to allow UC Davis to sell wine made by viticulture and enology students, which would otherwise go to waste. The proceeds would generate funds for the university.
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced wildfire-inspired legislation today to improve emergency evacuations and public safety. The bill would authorize municipalities across the state to use European-style “hi-lo” sirens in emergency vehicles to alert people of evacuations.