Senators Atkins, Allen, Portantino and Stern Welcome Governor’s Climate Bond Proposal Alongside Senate Plan

January 10, 2020

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), Senator Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada-Flintridge) and Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s inclusion of a climate resiliency bond in his 2020-21 proposed budget: 

“We are pleased that the Governor shares our sense of urgency to invest in climate resilience through a statewide bond initiative. The Senate has proposed Senate Bill 45 – a comprehensive approach to protect our vital water resources, reduce risks from flooding and sea level rise, and strengthen our wildfire prevention efforts, among other priorities. We look forward to working with the Governor and our Assembly partners to shape this bond measure to save lives and money in our most vulnerable communities and ensure California’s infrastructure is built to last through the climate emergency.”


Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins:

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