Assemblymember Marc Levine, chair of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, released the following statement today in response to recent local water officials’ assertions that the State Water Resources Control Board is misusing its authority to impose mandatory water conservation.
“Local water officials need to keep in mind that California is in the midst of a historic drought. Claims that the Water Board is misusing its authority are misguided,” said Assemblymember Marc Levine (D- San Rafael). “Ultimately, local agencies are questioning the Governor's authority to react in an emergency. These agencies must put more effort into exploring new ways to conserve water and less energy into legal posturing. All Californians need to get through this drought together.”
Assemblymember Levine represents the 10th Assembly District, which includes Marin and Sonoma Counties.