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Governor Brown Signs Bill Allocating $2.1 Million To Address Tijuana Sewage Spills

Rain-swollen Tijuana River was the conduit for a massive sewage spill that la...

Photo by Christopher Maue

Above: Rain-swollen Tijuana River was the conduit for a massive sewage spill that lasted two weeks, Feb. 27, 2017.

Governor Brown Signs Bill Allocating $2.1 Million To Address Tijuana Sewage Spills

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Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego

Transcript

On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to try to help restore the Tijuana River Valley, an area inundated by sewage spills over the last year. Senate Bill 507 authored by state Sen. Ben Hueso D-Chula Vista and co-authored by Assemblyman Todd Gloria D-San Diego, is one of several efforts being made to solve the problem, as South Bay communities and residents are increasingly losing patience.

“The contamination of the Tijuana River Valley has plagued this region for decades and it's negatively impacted the health and quality-of-life for Coronado and Imperial Beach residents,” Gloria said in a press release. “SB 507 starts us on a path toward a permanent solution. I remain committed to working with local and federal partners to ensure our beaches and waterways are clean and safe for all San Diegans.”

RELATED: Tijuana River Estuary Endures In Face Of Many Ecological Challenges

Gloria discussed how the $2.1 million dollars allocated under the bill will be used Tuesday on Midday Edition.

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