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.