- Ben Cheever
- Communications Director
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua (D-Stockton) released the following statement today after Governor Newsom signed the five infrastructure budget bills to streamline the development of a climate resilient infrastructure network.
“The infrastructure budget deal signed into law today is a testimony to what can be accomplished when we all come together for a common goal,” said Assemblymember Villapudua. “We’ve seen the effects of a changing climate first hand for many years now. We need to act accordingly – with a strong sense of urgency and efficiency – to provide secure and stable resources to Californians for generations to come.
“I am proud of the final product that was shaped for this proposal after participating in the lengthy discussions between legislative leadership and the Administration. These bills will accelerate critical infrastructure projects to further develop a clean and reliable electric grid, provide clean drinking water, bolster our water supply, and modernize our transportation system.
“Strategically, these infrastructure bills go a long way to cut red tape where appropriate while continuing to protect our fragile Delta ecosystem. I’m grateful for all of the work that we put in over the past month to make sure the bills signed today did not include any streamlining of a dangerous Delta Tunnel proposal, and will continue to prioritize these protections throughout my time in office.”