(Wolk) Appropriations: 4-2-1
(Wolk) Floor: 23-13-4
Cities and districts in California are currently able to provide services to communities outside of their jurisdiction before taking care of the poor communities they oversee, even if the outside communities already have reliable options. SB1318 would have required cities and districts to provide water and wastewater services to all poor areas under their care before extending services elsewhere. It would have also required a review every five years to assess the availability of water and wastewater services in California counties. Finally, it would have mandated improvements in any areas found to be lacking.