This isn’t just a photo of another bill signing ceremony in Sacramento. This snap captures a historic moment marking a new era of bigger, faster, better-funded development throughout California. This moment was made possible by civically engaged Californians like you.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed his BizFed-backed infrastructure package into law this afternoon in Sacramento, flanked by key legislative allies and state infrastructure czar Antonio Villaraigosa. It takes a village! The infrastructure streamlining bills made it across the finish line following sustained business community advocacy.
- Executed properly, this plan will maximize $180 billion in infrastructure investments over the next decade – and create an estimated 400,000 good-paying jobs in construction and related fields.
- It helps California meet ambitious climate goals, repair and replace aging infrastructure, and expedite environmental planning.
- It also includes a “shot clock” limiting the duration of lawsuits filed under the oft-abused California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) targeting water, transportation, clean energy and other vital infrastructure projects.
Today’s signing means a brighter tomorrow for everyday Californians worried about access to safe drinking water, affordable clean energy, quality roads, and good jobs. Now let’s get to work building big things faster.
HOW YOU LEANED IN
We thank all BizFed members who stepped up to amplify our support with calls, letters, emails, live testimony, social campaigns, and in-person engagement with lawmakers. Every facet of our multiplatform advocacy efforts helped move the needle.
- BizFed leaders testified at every informational hearing this month.
- BizFed helped rally nearly 90 statewide business groups to sign a support letter that was delivered by the New California Coalition to all 120 state legislators.
- BizFed signed on to a homepage ad on the Capitol Weekly website.
- BizFed signed on to a bold newspaper ad that ran in Southern California News Group’s Sunday edition papers, which reach 1.2 million readers.