Support the Sativa Water Quality Act Assembly Bill 1577

RE: SUPPORT for Assembly Bill 1577 (Gipson) – Overhaul of Sativa Water District

Dear Assemblymember Mike Gipson:

I am pleased to SUPPORT Assembly Bill 1577 concerning the appointment of a California Water Resources Control Board state administrator for the Sativa County Water District (Sativa).

I support AB 1577 because the measure addresses the needs of a community in Los Angeles County that unfortunately, is served by a failing water system and management. AB 1577 would hold Sativa accountable by empowering the Water Board to assume responsibility of Sativa, and require Sativa to accept full management and control from an administrator appointed by the Water Board to address its water quality problems and work towards a long-term solution that includes consolidation.

Passage of AB 1577 would assure that an orderly process is undertaken to find affordable management alternatives for safe and clear water supplies for the residents of Sativa. I thank Assemblymember Gipson for taking this brave step with AB 1577.

Thank you for your consideration.