FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 22, 2015
CONTACT: Bill Bird @ 916-651-4029
California Water Agencies Salute Senator Huff
Senate Minority Leader Presented with Legislative Leadership Award
SACRAMENTO: Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) has been selected to receive the prestigious 2015 Legislative Leadership Award from the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA). Senator Huff was selected for the award for his role in helping to craft Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.
The measure passed with solid majorities in both the Senate and Assembly and was signed into law by Governor Brown during the previous legislative session. Proposition 1 later received overwhelming support from the California electorate, passing last November with more than 67 percent support.
Proposition 1 authorizes $7.12 billion in general obligation bonds for state water supply infrastructure projects, such as public water system improvements, surface and groundwater storage, drinking water protection, water recycling and advanced water treatment technology, water supply management and conveyance, wastewater treatment, drought relief, emergency water supplies, and ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration.
“I am both humbled and pleased to be recognized with the Legislative Leadership Award for the input that Senate Republicans had in crafting this water bond,” said Senator Huff. “This was a true bipartisan agreement and I think California voters realized how hard we worked together to craft a measure that was acceptable to all water interests.”
AQWA is the largest statewide coalition of public water agencies in the country. Its 430 public agency members collectively are responsible for 90 percent of the water delivered to cities, farms and businesses in California. Its mission is to assist its members in promoting the development, management and reasonable beneficial use of good quality water at the lowest practical cost in an environmentally balanced manner.
Senator Huff serves as the Senate Republican Leader and represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.