My mission is simple. I am steadfastly committed to being your
VOICE FOR THE VALLEY.
While it is true that no politician or human being can make it rain, we need leaders who are committed to working towards real solutions to take advantage of the instances when it does rain. For decades, elected officials, at both the state and federal levels, have implemented policies that have only exacerbated our current water shortage.
Many of these rules and regulations have been justified under the banners of environmentalism and Climate Change. Nearly 80% of our Valley’s water supply is flushed into the ocean, to save species of fish that are already extinct or, in some cases, not even native to the area. Now, as our Valley farmers stare down one of the most severe droughts in California’s history, many of our elected officials continue to ignore or downplay the fact that two of the last four years have been some of the wettest on record. Had the need for new above ground water storage - dams, reservoirs, or pipelines – been addressed prior to this drought, much of that record rainfall could have been preserved for use today.
At a time when our farmers are being forced to fallow acres of their fields and lay off workers, Jim Costa remains preoccupied with fighting for $32 billion more in federal funding for his Bullet Train instead of fighting for new above-ground water storage. If that were not bad enough, Jim Costa is working in partnership with Nancy Pelosi to pass the Canal Convenience Restoration Act While titled great, this will would bar any federal funds from being used to construct new water storage facilities and raise existing reservoirs.
Rather than recognizing how these policies have worsened our water supply shortage and put our farmers and food supply at risk, out-of-touch and agenda driven politicians like Jim Costa refuse to change course. As your congressman, David Giglio promises to listen to our farmers and work tirelessly to fight for the rolling back of regulations so that we can finally invest in new water storage, increased pumping, desalination, and any other reforms that will save our farms and Valley economy.