Though we can’t legislate rain, we can overcome federal and state policies that are exacerbating our historic water shortage. Even as El Nino storms provided much needed rain and snow, out-of-touch activists and regulators have idly let water flush out into the ocean instead of capturing it for our communities. By increasing pumping, investing in infrastructure, and making meaningful changes to our water management regulations we will be able to deliver our communities a reliable water supply. I remain committed towards enacting a comprehensive water plan to allow our local communities to continue to grow.