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.
SACRAMENTO – The Legislature today approved a bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would eliminate the confusion and delays caused by uninformed, out-of-state or multiple insurance adjusters during the 2017 North Bay wildfires.
Senate Bill 240 requires the California Department of Insurance to produce information on the most significant state insurance laws related to disasters and set training standards for agents handling catastrophic events. It also mandates that insurers provide a single point of contact for customers to make processing claims easier.
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.”
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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: