Mayor Swearengin Issues Statement Urging Legislature to Pass Comprehensive Water Package

Mayor Ashley Swearengin today issued the following statement urging the Legislature to pass a comprehensive water package:

"I applaud Gov. Schwarzenegger for rightly keeping attention focused on dealing with our water crisis. The Fresno area and the entire San Joaquin Valley have dealt firsthand with the devastating effects of this crisis, but this is an issue that truly has a significant impact on our entire state.

"We can no longer afford to put off taking action on this issue -- solving this crisis should be the top priority in Sacramento. The Legislature must come together and deliver a comprehensive water plan to the Governor, and they must do it now."