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$2 million for Clear Lake water quality improvement included in state budget

The state’s new $125 billion budget contains a fresh glimmer of hope for restoration efforts at Clear Lake, which suffers from mercury contamination and algae growth that perennially afflicts Lake County’s primary tourist destination.

The budget, signed by the governor late last month, includes $2 million in a separate piece of legislation, which, if approved, would create a “blue ribbon” committee to bring together a coalition of scientists, elected officials, tribal members, environmentalists and others to study the ancient lake’s problems and map out solutions.

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry Secures Vital Budget Funding For Important District Projects

Sacramento, CA – This week Governor Brown signed the 2017-2018 California State Budget into law. Among the numerous provisions of the budget are two that Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) fought for fiercely as they are vitally important to Yolo, Napa, and Lake counties.

The first provision provides $800,000 in critical funding for the reconstruction of the County Road 40 low water bridge that connects Yolo, Napa, and Lake counties. This bridge is vital during the fire season to ensure that emergency services have quick and ready access to northern Yolo County and the eastern mountainous regions of Lake and Napa counties.

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry Champions Napa Farmworkers Housing Initiatives

Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) passed AB 317 out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee without any opposition. This happened on the same day that Governor Brown signed the 2017-18 budget, which includes $250,000 for Napa County to support the farmworker housing centers. Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry championed this budget request in combination with her bill to ensure that Napa County’s farmworkers can continue to have access to safe and reliable housing.

Money to repair Yolo County bridge approved

SACRAMENTO >> Money for the reconstruction of Yolo County’s low-water bridge in the Cache Creek Canyon was approved as part of the new state budget.

Bridge repair on County Road 40 was included in the budget by state Senator Bill Dodd and Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry. Some $800,000 was allocated.

Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry and Senator Dodd Secure Funds for Critical Yolo County Bridge Reconstruction

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Legislature passed the 2017-18 State Budget, which includes funding for reconstruction of the Yolo County Road 40 (CR 40) low water bridge. Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) secured $800,000 in the budget to fund critical repairs to the crumbling bridge infrastructure and bolster public safety in Yolo, Napa, and Lake Counties.

Assemblymembers Aguiar-Curry & Wood, Senators Dodd & McGuire To Washington, DC: “Hands Off California’s National Monuments”

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assembly Joint Resolution 15 cleared the last hurdle in the legislative process, passing the State Senate by a margin of 27-8.  Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D – Winters), joined by coauthors Assemblymember Jim Wood (D – Santa Rosa), and Senators Bill Dodd (D – Napa) and Mike McGuire (D – Healdsburg), introduced the measure after

Bill to promote renewable energy passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Solano, passed Assembly Bill 920 off of the Assembly Floor last week despite intense utility opposition.

AB 920 will maintain a place in the energy market for renewable resources such as geothermal, biomass, and biogas. These resources provide high-paying jobs across California — particularly in Colusa, Lake, Yolo and Sonoma counties in her 4th Assembly District — improve air quality, and help ensure our electricity supply is reliable.