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(Sacramento) – Following a long meeting with Governor Jerry Brown, other legislative leaders and dozens of stakeholders, Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement about the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014:

"The Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 is a bond that will meet the state's needs, fit the state's budget, and pass muster with the state's voters. Among the things funded in this comprehensive bond are storage, conservation, recycling, groundwater management, and habitat improvements—all aspects that will help ensure clean, safe and reliable drinking water, both in drought years and in normal years. This bond is the culmination of a lot of hard work and serious negotiation, including Assembly hearings that were held around the state to ensure that the concerns of every region were considered. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Assembly, the State Senate, and the Governor to put this responsible, affordable bond before the people of California."

Website of Speaker Toni G. Atkins:

Below are links to audio of Speaker Atkins:

Remarks from Speaker Toni Atkins at today's water bond media avail. (1:42)

Speaker Atkins says the water bond proposal is a good compromise that voters might approve. (:12)

Speaker Atkins says she's hopeful the water bond will be approved by the legislature and the voters. (:18)

Speaker Atkins says it's time for state leaders and water bond supporters to rally others. (:11)