Press Release

Monday, July 3, 2017

Sacramento – Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) secured $4 million in the State Budget for the Friant-Kern Canal Pump-Back Facility Project, which will benefit valley residents and improve the state’s water infrastructure to deliver water throughout the system.

“Completion of this project will bring stability and flexibility to California’s water system at a critical time when our local municipalities and farmers are striving to meet the state’s groundwater management goals,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “The upgraded facility will further reduce water conveyance losses and improve the flexibility of operations within the Friant Division.” This funding will be used to install permanent pump-back facilities with higher capacities along the southern segment of the Friant-Kern Canal bringing more water to the Central Valley.  Currently, the Friant-Kern Canal has limited pump-back operational capacity, which is used occasionally to deliver water north from the Cross Valley Canal or water extracted from water banks on the Kern River. Getting these funds is the result of a multi-year effort by Assemblyman Salas and the South Valley Water Association to secure funding for conveyance projects in the Central Valley.  Listen to Assemblymember Salas in this Assembly Access video for more details.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Clinica Sierra Vista honored as 2017 Nonprofit of the Year

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

California Veterans recognized during 10th annual Veteran Recognition Luncheon

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Legislature passes $127.5 billion budget for 2017-18

SACRAMENTO – Today, the legislature approved the Budget Act of 2017.  The $127.5 billion proposal pays down debt and grows the state’s rainy day fund while making significant investments in education, water infrastructure, public safety, and health care.  

Monday, June 5, 2017

Asm. Salas honors Portuguese community at the State Capitol

Monday, June 5, 2017

Local businesses from across the state honored during Small Business Day

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) recognized Family Eye Care as the 32nd Assembly District’s 2017 Small Business of the Year.  Family Eye Care provides comprehensive eye care services in the Central Valley. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

AB 188 will replace older trucks with lower-emission vehicles