Assembly Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding Holds First Hearing

Monday, May 14, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Local government representatives and labor and building leaders joined Assemblymembers Marc Levine and Monique Limón for the first Assembly Select Committee Hearing on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding on Monday afternoon.

Two panels of experts discussed ongoing recovery efforts in Sonoma and Santa Barbara counties during an early afternoon hearing in the State Capitol. The select committee is co-chaired by Assemblymembers Marc Levine (D-Marin County) and Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara).

"Many of the systems that protect our communities from floods and fires were designed for a world that no longer exists. Moving forward, we hope to integrate and improve these systems to increase the safety of our communities,” said Michael Thompson, Assistant General Manager of the Maintenance Division at Sonoma County Water Authority.

“The rebuilding challenges facing our communities need to be heard here in Sacramento. I am thankful for the unique insight of our local representatives, and look forward to continuing to find opportunities to assist in the recovery and rebuilding process,” said Assemblymember Limón.

“The damage from last year’s wildfires is overwhelming communities across California,” said Assemblymember Levine. “Recovering from these devastating disasters is important and while progress is showing, we must also understand what challenges and obstacles are ahead and how we can best support our state during recovery.”

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Assemblymember Marc Levine represents the 10th Assembly District which includes Marin and Sonoma Counties.