Assemblywoman Lori D. Wilson and Senator Bill Dodd Host Delta Caucus Public Comment Session on Delta Tunnel Draft EIR

For immediate release:

(HOOD, CA) – Earlier in this week, Assemblywoman Lori D. Wilson and Senator Bill Dodd, Co-Chairs of the Delta Legislative Caucus, hosted a public comment session on the delta tunnel draft environmental impact report (EIR) in Hood, California.

The meeting provided an opportunity for residents to offer feedback on the various impacts that the proposed tunnel project would have on our communities. A packed crowd gathered in the Willow Ballroom offering their upmost appreciation for the opportunity to have their voices heard. This was the only public meeting that offered in-person public comment as the rest of the public comment meetings held by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) were virtual.

“Thank you to Senator Dodd and the Delta Counties Coalition for partnering on this successful event,” said Assemblywoman Lori Wilson (D-Suisun City). “The Delta is crucial to my district and is a valuable ecological wonder of California being one of the largest estuaries in North America. It is crucial that any proposals which seek to radically alter this treasured resource are thoroughly vetted by the community which will be impacted the most.”

The community was able to provide recorded public testimony, which will be sent in time to meet DWR’s deadline for comment on the draft EIR. Community members were also able to write comment letters, which were already delivered to DWR on their behalf.

“Access is important for our constituents and we need to provide every opportunity to uplift their voices.”

The new 11th Assembly District, is comprised of the cities of Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville, Dixon, Rio Vista and Oakley. The District includes all of Solano County along with portions of Contra Costa and Sacramento counties.