ASSEMBLYMAN BRIAN JONES TO HOST DROUGHT TOWN HALL AUG. 13

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Participants include Padre Dam Municipal Water District, Helix Water District, the San Diego County Water Authority, Building Industry Association of San Diego, and the Water Reliability Coalition

July 21, 2015 (El Cajon) -- On Thursday, August 13th, 2015 Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) will be hosting a Drought Town Hall to educate constituents about the ongoing California drought, legislative solutions, and efforts to provide relief to the community.

Jones states, “As the drought continues, I’ve been hearing more and more from constituents who are concerned about the impact of this drought and what state and local governments are doing to mitigate its effect. This event will give constituents an opportunity to hear firsthand from local agencies and stakeholders about how this drought is impacting our region.”

Participating partners include Padre Dam Municipal Water District, Helix Water District, the San Diego County Water Authority, Building Industry Association of San Diego, and the Water Reliability Coalition.

The event will be open to the public and guests will have an opportunity to ask questions of participants.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Just how bad is the drought in California?
  • What has the state done up to this point to help fight the drought?
  • What other solutions are possible?
  • How are local agencies handling the drought?
  • How can citizens help manage the drought?

The Drought Town Hall will be held Thursday, August 13th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, located at 195 East Douglas Avenue in El Cajon. To RSVP, call 619-441-2322 (or register online.)

Allen Carlisle – General Manager, Padre Dam Municipal Water District

“The drought is front-and-center for water managers across the state.  I look forward to opportunities like this forum will provide to engage the community in dialogue regarding California’s, and specifically our regions, response to water resource issues and challenges.”

Carlos Lugo – General Manager, Helix Water District

“It’s always good when representatives and constituents hear and discuss each other’s points of view. We appreciate Brian putting this meeting together.”

Lani Lutar – Water Reliability Coalition

"Sustainable, locally controlled water is critical to San Diego's quality of life.  The Water Reliability Coalition applauds Assemblymember Brian Jones for facilitating a town hall on water and this prolonged drought, and we look forward to being part of the dialogue."

Mike McSweeney – Sr. Public Policy Advisor, Building Industry Association of San Diego

“We will show how new home technology will allow a family to cut their typical water use in half.  New housing isn’t causing the water shortage, its part of the answer to achieving regional water savings.”

Assemblyman Brian Jones represents the 71st Assembly District, which includes the communities of eastern San Diego County, including Alpine, Borrego Springs, Casa de Oro - Mount Helix, El Cajon, Lakeside, Jamul, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Santee and Spring Valley; and southern Riverside County, including Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, Lake Riverside and Mountain Center.

 

 


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