An excerpt from KTLA
A bill that would seek to end the frustration of the 6,800 customers in Compton and Willowbrook complaining of murky water flowing from their taps is sitting on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, and the assemblyman who introduced it held a community forum Thursday to discuss the measure.
The bill that easily passed the state Assembly and Senate last month, AB 1577, would appoint a state administrator to assume control of the daily operations of their water provider, the Sativa Los Angeles County Water District. It would also dissolve Sativa’s existing board and appoint the state controller to conduct an audit of the district’s resources and finances.
“It is an emergency situation” currently affecting 17,000 people, Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, the bill’s author, said during the town hall. Because of that, the bill includes an “urgency clause” that would put it into effect immediately if Brown signs it.