Statement attributed to Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability: Oct. 10, 2019
Never underestimate the strength of community residents, the power of partnerships and the demand for justice. Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability and residents across California sponsored and supported four bills during the recently completed legislative session. All four were signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
- SB 200 establishes the
Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, which will provide nearly $1.4 billion
over the next decade to ensure communities have access to safe, affordable drinking
- AB 600 affirms the importance of equitable and inclusive development by
preventing exclusion of some of California’s most marginalized unincorporated
communities from growth and investment.
- AB 508 makes it easier
for communities facing water contamination to overcome local resistance to
drinking water consolidation and extension of service.
- SB 351 makes
unincorporated communities eligible for funding from the Transformative Climate
We are proud to partner with residents and work alongside so
many dedicated environmental justice organizations.