News from Sacramento

Published: September 18, 2007

<span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span id="ms__id1761" style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">For Immediate Release<span style="mso-tab-count: 4">                                             </span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes">       <span class="899594516-18092007" id="ms__id1760">                                                                                                                                        </span>     </span>Contact:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Jeff Greene (951) 894-1232 or<p /></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><date year="2007" day="18" month="9"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">September 18, 2007</span></b></date><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"><span style="mso-tab-count: 5">                                                   </span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes">         <span class="899594516-18092007">                                                                                                                                        </span>       </span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1">        </span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes">   </span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Craig DeLuz (916) 319-2066<span style="mso-tab-count: 1">        </span></span></b><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><p /></span></b></p><h2 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-VARIANT: small-caps"><p> </p></span></h2><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt; LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">ASSEMBLY MEMBER JEFFRIES<i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"> </i>APPOINTED TO <p /></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt; LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">REPUBLICAN WORKING GROUP ON WATER STORAGE<p /></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><p> </p></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><city><place><span style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">SACRAMENTO</span></place></city><span style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> – Assembly Member Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore) today announced that he has been appointed by Assembly Republican Leader Mike Villines to serve on a newly-created Assembly Republican Working Group on Water Storage. Members of the working group will play an important role in shaping Republican water storage proposals in the upcoming special session of the Legislature.<p /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><p> </p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">“</span></b><span style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">I am very proud to have been selected as part of the Working Group on Water Storage,” said Assemblyman Jeffries.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>“I believe that as one of the few state legislators with experience as an elected water board member, I can bring some insight and expertise to the table on what is a very complicated issue.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>This shouldn’t be a partisan debate, and I’m hoping we can work together to do what is necessary for the state.”<p /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><p> </p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">In the wake of historically low rainfall totals last year, and recent court decisions that will further restrict flows of water to urban and rural users alike, Governor Schwarzenegger has called a special session of the Legislature to focus on water storage.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Assemblyman Jeffries and working group members will be sorting through dozens of different proposals, meeting with key stakeholders and interested parties to compile the most workable solutions for introduction as legislation during the special session.<p /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><p> </p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span id="ms__id1759" style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">“I applaud the Governor for calling this special session.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>The state legislature has ignored water storage issues for too long,” Jeffries stated.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>“It is time to provide a stable source of water for our growing population, and to finally find a solution to the problems of the Sacramento Delta, where fish are being protected at the expense of our families and farms. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>We cannot afford to continue to neglect our state’s infrastructure, whether it be roads, power, or water.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>This special session and our working group is a tremendous opportunity to really commit to improving our state’s water supply.” <p /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><p> </p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Assemblyman Jeffries was elected to serve the 66<sup>th</sup> Assembly District in November 2006, after having served nearly 16 years on local and regional water boards, including the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, and the Western Municipal Water District.<p /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: line; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><p> </p></span></p></span>


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