League of California Cities applauds signing of federal infrastructure bill – YubaNet

Sacramento – On November 15, President Biden enacted the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes billions in new federal infrastructure investments across the country, including more than $ 25 billion for California to repair roads, bridges and highways and over $ 600 million preparing transportation systems for extreme weather, drought and forest fires. League of California Cities Executive Director and CEO Carolyn Coleman issued the following statement in response:

“Cal Cities congratulates the President, Congress and all who are involved in this unique investment in the future of our country.

“This historic – and bipartisan – infrastructure legislation builds on investments already made at national and local levels to meet current and future needs to make our communities stronger and safer.

“With this funding, cities can make much-needed investments in repairing roads and bridges, building water infrastructure and improving access to broadband services.

“Californians statewide will benefit from safer roads, improved transportation options, cleaner drinking water, and improved connectivity for the millions of people with little or no internet access.

“We are grateful that the calls of local leaders for infrastructure investments are being heard. California cities are eager to use these investments to protect our communities and allow them to thrive. “

Founded in 1898, the League of California Cities is a state-wide, nonprofit association that advocates for cities before state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected officials and elected officials. .

Bernard P. Love