Sacramento – Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) released the following statement on today’s vote by the Senate to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) with a bipartisan vote:
“Following the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, Sacramento was identified as the second most flood-prone community in the country, second only to New Orleans. For nearly 17 years as a Sacramento County Supervisor, I worked on a bipartisan basis to increase the level of flood protection for the people of Sacramento.
Today’s vote is promising news for the Sacramento area. The Natomas Levee Improvement Project will provide critical levee upgrades and relieve Natomas residents of undue risk to life and property. The WRDA is indispensable to completing the Project. Senator Boxer and Congresswoman Matsui have been strong leaders on this issue in Washington and I am confident they will do everything possible to ensure the bill succeeds. It is imperative that the bill passes through the House and is signed by the President.”