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Addis, Chair of Central Coast Caucus, Applauds Climate Bond Act of 2024

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO– Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay), Chair of the California Central Coast Legislative Caucus, issued the following statement on Senate Bill 867, the Climate Bond Act of 2024, which was passed and signed today.

"After months of hard work and thorough discussions with the Administration, stakeholders, and communities, I am thrilled by the passage of the Climate Bond Act of 2024.

"Climate change is an ever-evolving issue that affects people worldwide. California has seen large increase in extreme weather events such as storms, heatwaves, and droughts leading to floods, wildfires, and landslides. The Central Coast was particularly impacted by last year’s winter storms and other natural disasters, which have forced thousands of residents to evacuate and caused many more homes and businesses to lose power.

"Given the need for improved, climate-resilient infrastructure, I applaud the California Legislature and the Administration for passing a strong and robust climate act that will support safe drinking water, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity, flood protection and wildfire resilience, coastal protection, and extreme heat and community resilience."

SB 867 (Allen), the Safe Drinking Water, Wildfire Prevention, Drought Preparedness, and Clean Air Bond Act of 2024, authorizes a $10 billion bond to be placed before the state’s voters for approval in November 2024.

Formed in 2023, the Central Coast Legislative Caucus includes representation from the following counties: Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. The caucus identifies and prioritizes issues important to the region for caucus advocacy before the state and federal government, including in the state budget process.

Dawn Addis was elected to the California State Assembly in 2022 to represent the coastal 30th Assembly District, which includes San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.

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