DISTRICT ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE ALI MAZAREI MEETS WITH WESTERN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT’S LEGISLATIVE STAFF

DISTRICT ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE ALI MAZAREI MEETS WITH WESTERN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT’S LEGISLATIVE STAFF

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Discusses key issue: water is a necessity, not a luxury


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August 2, 2018                                                                                    

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RIVERSIDE, CA – Thursday, 61st District Assembly candidate, Ali Mazarei, met with the Western Municipal Water District’s Legislative Staff to gather more information on key issues involving water.

The gravity of water concerns was brought into focus immediately.

 

“I don’t think there’s anybody out there advocating for water,” Craig Miller, WMWD General Manager said. “I think there’s a huge opportunity there to be the advocate...without water, we go away, our businesses goes away.”

 

In 2014 a water bond, California Proposition 1, was passed, authorizing the allocation of over $7 billion in funds to various water projects.  By June 2016, nearly 80 percent of those funds had been appropriated, but not implemented. As of May 2018, eight proposed projects were deemed eligible to move forward to the next stage of approval.

During the November 2018 elections, a new water bond will be on the ballot requesting another $8 billion in funds.  

 

According to Mazarei, local government should create pressure to ensure the allocation of 2014 funds are put in motion before requesting more funds.

 

“We need to cut the bureaucracy,” Mazarei said. “We need to create pressure on the constituents to actually contact the legislatures and say this needs to change...we have to hold the legislators in Sacramento accountable.”

Mazarei is committed to partnering with WMWD to continue providing clean water to the community, improve treatment facilities and advance the allocation of funds to projects that will benefit Riverside, Perris and Moreno Valley.

 

“I know water issues are complicated and I want to make sure I can represent our district’s issues in the best way possible at the state legislature,” Mazarei said.

 

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Matti Johnson