Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) commented on today’s passage of emergency drought legislation by the Legislature.
“These bills respond directly to one of the worst droughts in recent California history. This legislation focuses on immediate priorities. We must stretch our existing water supplies by increasing conservation efforts, upgrading local water systems, and making the statewide system more efficient,” said Levine. “This legislation also provides emergency food and water supplies to communities in crisis. Additionally, the drought legislation helps protect legal water usage with new enforcement tools. As water regulators look people in the eye and ask that they conserve drinking and bathing water in their homes, we cannot turn a blind eye on illegal water diversion for things like illegal marijuana cultivation.”
Assemblymember Levine chairs the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife and represents the 10th Assembly District, which includes Marin and Sonoma Counties.