CalChamber President Issues Statement on Governor Brown’s Infrastructure Announcement

SACRAMENTO, CA — California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg today released the following statement in response to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s announcement on bolstering dam safety and repairing transportation and water infrastructure:

“We are gratified that Governor Brown is committed to expanding investment in California’s infrastructure – in both the short and long term,” said CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg. “Damage caused by the recent storms underscores the need for better water storage, flood control, and delivery in the state but also highlights other areas where we are falling short.  California needs solid reforms that will improve the integrity of our roads, highways and bridges to improve transportation and goods movement and reduce traffic congestion.  Sound infrastructure is a key component of maintaining and improving California’s economy for everyone’s benefit.  We look forward to working with the administration and the legislature to address California’s short and long term infrastructure issues.”

The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California.  Membership represents one-quarter of the private sector jobs in California and includes firms of all sizes and companies from every industry within the state.  Leveraging our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations, we provide products and services to help businesses comply with both federal and state law.  CalChamber, a not-for-profit organization with roots dating to 1890, promotes international trade and investment in order to stimulate California’s economy and create jobs.  Please visit our website at www.calchamber.com

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