This fall, Governor Brown signed AB 1794 (C.Garcia), impacting mutual water companies in the Central Basin Municipal Water District (“Cental Basin”). The bill expands Central Basin’s board to seven (7) members with the addition of three (3) purveyor members. The legislation also includes other reforms affecting the contracting and hiring practices of Central Basin. The new law will bring greater transparency to a district that, for years, has been plagued by corruption. Mutual water companies in Central Basin’s district will now have the opportunity to help elect a representative that will support small system priorities. 

AB 1794 does not impact mutual water companies statewide but does serve as an example of what can be accomplished through the combined efforts of our members. We appreciate Assemblymember Cristina Garcia’s continued support of mutual water companies and small systems. The success of AB 1794 would not have been possible without the support of our legislative committee, and members in, and around the Central Basin Municipal Water District. 

To review AB 1794 in greater detail, please click here.