Press Releases

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

SONOMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a virtual town hall July 13 on schools, reopening and the role of innovation during the pandemic featuring California Superintendent Tony Thurmond and other distinguished panelists.

The town hall will be streamed live over multiple channels and broadcast on KSVY Sonoma. Panelists will take live and submitted questions.

Monday, July 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With wildfire season off to an early start, a pair of bills advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help local government deal with preemptive electric power shutoffs and create a new office to foster emergency equipment innovation.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO – As California’s drought deepens, threatening community and agricultural supplies, legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to streamline improvements to the state’s outdated central water delivery system.

“This legislation will speed the contracting process to keep supplies flowing to our communities and farmers,” Sen. Dodd said. “Water is the lifeblood of our state and the drought underscores the need to update our aging water infrastructure. I thank Assembly committee members for seeing the value in this commonsense measure.”

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

SACRAMENTO – As Californians recover from the pandemic shutdown, legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help hundreds of thousands of families who have fallen behind on their water bills and are at risk of being disconnected from water service.

“Ensuring everyone in the state remains connected to drinking water is an absolute necessity for a full economic recovery,” Sen. Dodd said. “My bill ensures families will be able to pay for water services needed to protect their health and safety.”

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With extreme heat and wildfires already straining California’s energy capacity, legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to help the state reduce its reliance on carbon-emitting generators during disaster-driven power outages by assisting the planning of micro-grids, with a priority on low-income communities.

Thursday, June 24, 2021


SACRAMENTO –Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) made the following statement today regarding the state of progress and investment in wildfire preparedness: 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


NAPA – For its significant contribution to fighting the coronavirus pandemic by deploying mobile vaccine clinics in Napa Valley, even as its main facility was recovering from wildfire damage, St. Helena Hospital Foundation has been named Nonprofit of the Year by Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help protect California from devastating wildfires through the expanded use of prescribed burning cleared the Assembly Judiciary committee today.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

NAPA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today on the inaugural observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day, which commemorates the notification on June 19, 1865 to enslaved African Americans that they had been freed:

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today regarding the vote in Congress to make Juneteenth, or June 19, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery:

“While we have come a long way since the end of slavery, there is still much work to be done to address police violence, voter suppression and mass incarceration,” Sen. Dodd said. “Designating Juneteenth at the federal level renews our commitment to ending systemic racism and ensuring equal justice for all.”