Assemblymember Jim Frazier Responds to Governor Brown's State of the State Address

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) released the following statement today in response to Governor Brown's State of the State address:

Governor Brown's State of the State address struck an important balance between acknowledging the fiscal challenges faced by our state while also maintaining a long-term focus on improving education and job creation in California. I applaud the Governor for addressing the need for responsible, prudent spending while also emphasizing the importance of continued investment to a solid rainy day fund.

While I have the utmost respect for my Governor, we do not see eye to eye on how to properly protect and restore the Delta region. Governor Brown's water strategy does not create any new water to benefit Californians on a statewide scale, nor does it recognize or protect the needs of the people who actually live, work, and play in the Delta. The proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) severely threatens the Delta's environmental health, agricultural vitality, economic sustainability, and communal livelihood; it is not a sound plan for the Delta, or California.

CONTACT: Amy Warshauer (916) 319-2011