Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez appointed Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) to the “Water Working Group” that will be developing strategies to address California’s critical needs regarding water storage and conveyance.
Immediately upon adjournment of its regular legislative session on Tuesday, the State Legislature convened a Special Session devoted to water issues. California is facing an immediate water crisis due to a combination of factors including drought conditions, aging infrastructure and environmental concerns. The Water Working Group will take the lead in developing legislation to address this crisis that will then be presented to the full Assembly for its consideration.
The Water Working Group will work in concert with the Speaker on legislation to address both immediate and long-term needs of the state arising from growing deman’s on water supply and the inadequacy of California’s existing water infrastructure to meet them.
Krekorian joins Water Working Group chair, Assemblymember John Laird (D-Santa Cruz), as well as Assemblymembers Juan Arambula (D-Fresno), Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park), Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles), Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Mary Salas (D-Chula Vista), and Lois Wolk (D-Davis) on this assignment.
“I’m honored that the Speaker has entrusted me with this challenging responsibility to develop a consensus vision for meeting California’s water needs,” said Krekorian. “Water issues have always shaped our state’s history, and we now face a critical juncture in shaping our state’s future. I’m looking forward to working with the Speaker and my colleagues in addressing the critical need for more water supply and storage and improved conveyance while also always fighting to protect the state’s environment.”
Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) represents the cities of Burbank and Glendale, and the Los Angeles communities of Atwater Village, Los Feliz, North Hollywood, Silver Lake, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village and Van Nuys.