Wilk announces his legislation creating a new water district in Santa Clarita passes Senate

Thursday, June 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, announced  Senate Bill 634 (SB 634), a measure which would create a new water district in the Santa Clarita Valley, has been given a unanimous thumbs-up by the Senate.

“The Senate’s vote reflects the value California puts on taking a ‘big picture’ approach to our most valuable resources. Creating a modern and transparent water district in the Santa Clarita Valley will not only result in cost savings for ratepayers, but will result in an environmentally sustainable system as well,” said Wilk.

Wilk  worked tirelessly with constituents, local elected officials, environmentalists, government agencies and water professionals to solicit their input on how best to establish the new organization.

Prior to the vote SB 634 was amended to address issues brought up by the Los Angeles Local Agency Formation Commission (LA-LAFCO).

"I have maintained an open door policy with the different community stakeholders so that we craft the best bill possible,” said Wilk. “I will continue in that vein as the bill moves through the Assembly. The Santa Clarita Valley is a wonderful community - where I raised my family and my children most likely will raise theirs. I am committed to getting this right.”

SB 634 will now go the Assembly Rules committee where it will be referred to a policy committee.