Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) and a coalition of Senators and Assembly members, including Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco), have jointly introduced Assembly Bill 1659, urgency legislation that will direct immediate funding to address the unprecedented wave of wildfires that have been ravaging the state and establish a long-term plan to mitigate future wildfire and climate impacts.
“The bill includes short- and long-term plans that will be developed and overseen by the CPUC and the Natural Resources Agency. Both plans are focused on reducing fire risks on the ground and protecting communities,” Bloom said.
The short-term plan dedicates $500 million from the Surplus Money Investment Fund to jumpstart immediate workforce training needs and implement projects that address the current fire emergency and will help prevent future fires.
For information, visit asmdc.org/bloom.
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