Jan 05 2006
"I have been briefed on the Governor's proposed infrastructure investment plan and am very pleased to see that it sets up a 10-year investment program particularly in the areas of flood protection/water infrastructure and transportation -- two of California 's major needs.
In the next 20 years, California could grow to nearly 50 million people with a water and transportation infrastructure sufficient for half the population. This is clearly untenable and this 10-year program is a major step in remedying the situation. I will do all I can to work with the Governor and the State Legislature to see that this infrastructure plan is carried out. And when a federal match is required, I will fight for the federal dollars involved."