Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-65) joined California Governor Edmund G. Brown at the Orange County Water District (OCWD) on October 28, 2014 to discuss statewide ballot measures, Proposition 1 – the California Water Bond.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva joined California Governor Edmund G. Brown at the Orange County Water District (OCWD) on October 28, 2014 to discuss the statewide ballot measure Proposition 1 – the California Water Bond.
“We thank Governor Brown for addressing the current drought and preparing for our financial future in Orange County. It is vital that we choose representatives who understand the challenges California faces. I was proud to work with Governor Brown and my colleagues in the legislature, both Democrats and Republicans, on a necessary solution. Meanwhile, my opponent has neglected to acknowledge that California is in the worst drought in 150 years,” stated Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
In a recent Orange County Register article (October 10, 2014), Young Kim, a candidate for the 65th State Assembly, was asked about her thoughts on propositions for the November ballot. Kim did not know that the Water Bond was on the ballot stating, “I haven’t taken a look at them.” The OC Register also reported, "Two hours later, Kim emailed to say she opposes Props. 1 and 47." Kim does not support legislation which would take action to alleviate one of the worst droughts in California history.
“Proposition 1 will create storage systems for water to protect our farms, our economy, and our future. When we are elected to represent the people, we are tasked to work together to provide solutions which move California forward. The effect that the drought has on our economy is clear, and we must act now to protect the well-being of our future generations,” stated Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
Proposition 1 is supported by both the California Republican Party as well as the California Democratic Party. Other supporters include: the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber), Association of California Cities - Orange County (ACC-OC), and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
Attendees at the Orange County Water District event included Congressman Dana Rohrabacher; Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León; Senator Lou Correa; Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins; Assemblymember Don Wagner; Assemblymember Diane Harkey; Shawn Dewane, President of the Orange County Water District; and Tom Beamish, Chair of the the Orange County Sanitation District.