Senator Borgeas Responds to Governor's Latest Drought Announcement

Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s drought announcement today:

“I was proud to help lead the bipartisan charge that pushed the Governor to issue emergency declarations in May for the Central Valley and throughout much of California,” said Senator Borgeas. “At this critical moment, however, given the magnitude of our crisis, we are well beyond the need for a statewide declaration or voluntary reductions in water usage. We need Governor Newsom to issue specific instructions to relevant State agencies, such as the Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board, that they must execute decisions that formally prioritize human welfare and food production until we can appropriately manage this crisis.”