Senate and Assembly Water Committees Hear AB 49 in Joint Hearing on Comprehensive Solution to Water Crisis
September 3, 2009 (Sacramento) – Today Assembly Speaker Karen Bass announced the formation of a bicameral Select Committee on Reform to consider long-term governmental reform proposals. Assembly member Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) will serve as the Assembly Chair of the committee.
“We need to create the conditions for innovative, efficient government – government that reflects long-term thinking about Californians’ top priorities,” said Feuer. “We need to earn Californians’ faith in our capacity to lead, and we need to do it now. I look forward to taking a leading role in this reform effort, in as much of a bipartisan way as possible.”
The committee will deliberate on and vet reform proposals that will substantively improve how government works for Californians. It will prioritize the consideration of ideas where some consensus already exists, and will examine ways to create incentives for bipartisan collaboration. The committee may discuss a variety of possible solutions to address budget process problems, improve efficiency at the state and local government levels, and make state government more transparent and accessible to constituents.
The committee will be bipartisan and bicameral. Membership will consist of 10 Assembly members and 10 Senators, with co-chairs from each house guiding the discussions.
Assemblymember Feuer was elected in 2006 to the California State Assembly to represent the 42nd Assembly District, which includes all or part of the Los Angeles communities of Sherman Oaks, Studio City, North Hollywood, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Toluca Lake, Universal City, Griffith Park, Brentwood, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Beverly Glen, Westwood, Century City, Hollywood, Fairfax, Hancock Park, Los Feliz, as well as the Cities of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.
Assembly member Mike Feuer’s website: http://www.assembly.ca.gov/a42