KPBS: Governor Brown Signs Bill Allocating $2.1 Million To Address Tijuana Sewage Spills

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

As excerpted from KPBS:

On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to try to help restore the Tijuana River Valley, an area inundated by sewage spills over the last year. Senate Bill 507 authored by state Sen. Ben Hueso D-Chula Vista and co-authored by Assemblyman Todd Gloria D-San Diego, is one of several efforts being made to solve the problem, as South Bay communities and residents are increasingly losing patience.

“The contamination of the Tijuana River Valley has plagued this region for decades and it's negatively impacted the health and quality-of-life for Coronado and Imperial Beach residents,” Gloria said in a press release. “SB 507 starts us on a path toward a permanent solution. I remain committed to working with local and federal partners to ensure our beaches and waterways are clean and safe for all San Diegans.”