Solano County, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) hosted a work day in Solano and Sacramento counties to support the Travis Air Force Base community, and to discuss California’s diverse natural resources. Garamendi started his day by participating in Travis Air Force Base’s Civic Leaders Breakfast with Travis Air Force Base leadership and Solano County community members. Garamendi, who served as Deputy Secretary of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, then met with California Secretary for Natural Resources, Wade Crowfoot, to discuss Governor Newsom’s recently introduced Water Resilience Portfolio.
“It was an honor to participate in the Civic Leaders Breakfast today. These gatherings are a critically important way to foster relationships between Travis Air Force Base and its community partners. I will always support efforts to maintain strong relationships between the Travis Airmen and the Solano community,” Garamendi said.
Meeting with Secretary Crowfoot:
“I met with Secretary Crowfoot today to express my appreciation for Governor Newsom’s inclusion of the Sites Reservoir Project, an off-stream reservoir, in his 2020 Water Resilience Portfolio. Building Sites Reservoir, an off-stream reservoir, would bring California closer to achieving a drought-resilient water system. Our state needs to make forward-looking investments to meet its future water supply needs, and Sites will benefit farmers, our communities, and the environment. That’s why I helped secure an additional $6 million in federal funding for this crucial project in 2019,” Garamendi said.
“I also spoke with Secretary Crowfoot about my opposition to the single tunnel proposal in the Governor’s water plan that could extract water from the Delta. I appreciated the Secretary’s willingness to discuss alternatives to the single tunnel proposal, and I look forward to working together to protect our state’s precious natural resources,” Garamendi concluded.