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Press Release

Thursday, August 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would allow Napa County to negotiate with the state to buy the 850-acre Skyline Wilderness Park was approved by the Legislature today.

Senate Bill 20 would ensure 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,” Sen. Dodd said. “We must preserve this land for the public and place it under local control so it remains parkland in perpetuity.”

Press Release

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa issued the following statement today before the fifth anniversary of the South Napa earthquake, which occurred on Aug. 24, 2014, killing one person, injuring hundreds more and causing up to $1 billion in damage:

Press Release

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Davis resident Sherrill Futrell is not afraid to share her opinion with her political representatives or ask tough questions. The retired high school civics teacher considers it her duty.

Press Release

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

DAVIS – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today he will host a public forum Aug. 22 in Davis to address important issues facing seniors and to give information about benefits and services.

Sen. Dodd will moderate a panel of experts including Yolo County officials and senior advocates as they discuss healthcare, fraud prevention and other topics affecting elder communities. After the presentations, Sen. Dodd will invite questions from the audience.

Press Release

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that addresses the growing problem of college student food insecurity by ensuring low-income students have reliable access to nutritious food through the Cal Fresh program was signed into law today by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Opinion/Editorials

Monday, July 15, 2019

By Sen. Bill Dodd and Sen. pro Tempore Toni Atkins (Vallejo Times-Herald)

As California enters peak fire season, we take stock of the horrific wildfire disasters that are less than a year old, and of the urgent actions Gov. Newsom and the Legislature have taken to ensure those disasters don’t happen again.

No one can predict the future, and wildfires will always be part of our natural landscape. At the same time, state leaders have taken aggressive steps to address the underlying causes of these fires even as we know we have much more work to do.

Press Release

Friday, July 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, made the following statement today on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of major wildfire prevention and safety legislation:

“Governing is about making the best available choices for our state. And that’s what this bill represents,” said Sen. Dodd. “Nobody is happy with the wildfire risk we face due to climate change and utility malfeasance. But that can’t stop us from making progress for victims and ratepayers. I thank the governor for being a good partner and leader on this issue. We’ve been working closely from day one. I look forward to passing additional wildfire prevention measures in the months ahead.”

Press Release

Thursday, July 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, made the following statement today after major wildfire prevention and safety legislation proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom and lawmakers was approved with overwhelming, bipartisan support of the Legislature:

In the News

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A pack of wildfire safety bills from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will help California prevent and respond to the growing wildfire threat cleared the final policy committees today.

“Getting a handle on the destructive fires we’ve seen across our state over the past few years is an absolute priority,” Sen. Dodd said. “We can’t sit back and let our state burn. These bills take an important step toward helping victims, preventing new fires and ensuring our state has the continued resources to respond. I thank my fellow legislators for their support.”

Press Release

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Legislature has approved a bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will address the growing problem of college student food insecurity by ensuring low-income students have reliable access to nutritious food through the Cal Fresh program.

“Students shouldn’t have to starve in order to get an education,” Sen. Dodd said. “My bill will ensure students of modest means don’t go hungry by making it easier for them to receive public assistance. Food insecurity is a serious problem on California college campuses today and this is an important step to addressing it.”