SACRAMENTO – Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Vice Chair Frank Bigelow, R-O’Neals, issued the following statement Jan. 17 in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s drought declaration:
“Governor Brown today finally listened to the voices of millions of Californians who have been demanding that Sacramento take action on water. These extreme drought conditions have hurt farmers in my district who need water to grow their crops, small business owners who rely upon tourism dollars for their livelihood, and families who are suffering under mandatory water restrictions. Today’s declaration will hopefully result in the coordinated response and assistance that those who have been hit the hardest by this drought are seeking to get through this crisis.”
Earlier this week, Assemblyman Bigelow wrote a letter to Governor Brown urging him to issue a drought declaration.
Lifelong rancher Frank Bigelow proudly represents the 5th Assembly District, which encompasses Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Placer, and Tuolumne counties and includes Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park.