As families prepare to give thanks this week, our thoughts turn to neighbors across the state who have endured public safety power shutoffs to prevent wildfires. Our hearts go out to them as well as the first-responders who have risked everything to keep Californians safe.
Fall is here, marking the end of another busy legislative session. And early next month we’ll reflect on the resiliency and continuing needs of our community as we mark the two-year anniversary of the devastating 2017 wildfires.
One of California's most important waterways is right here in our district - the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. It spans 45,000 square miles and is a source for drinking water for two-thirds of the state.
It is also is home to 500,000 people and a vast array of fish, birds and wildlife. Farmers and businesses alike depend on it and it attracts more than 12 million visitors each year.
Students return to school this month as we in the Capitol make a final push on legislative proposals to protect you from wildfires, build more houses and improve educational opportunities, among other things. An update on key bills is included in this newsletter.