Following the release of California's 2019-2020 state budget proposal, Gov. Gavin Newsom brought cabinet members to the San Joaquin Valley, where many communities are afflicted with unsafe drinking water. He took to Twitter to announce what he was there for:
"Took my Cabinet on a surprise trip to the Central Valley to hear directly from folks who lack access to affordable, clean water.
Our first stop: we met with residents who cannot drink or bathe with the water in their homes"
While in Monterey Park Tract in Ceres, a community with several contaminated wells, Newsom spoke with local media outlets and had this to say:
"It's only day five or six of the administration, but look: the issue of safe drinking water, affordable drinking water, is top of mind ... We cannot continue to under-deliver to communities like this and thousands of others across the state."
View the full video of Newsom in Monterey Park Tract below.
Video Source: The Modesto Bee
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