AB 1783 (Robert Rivas, Hollister) – a UFW bill that would make it more difficult to build safe and affordable farmworker housing in California – has passed the Assembly and Senate and now heads to the desk of California Governor Gavin Newsom for signing. Click here to see the official vote tally.

AB 1783 exacerbates the farmworker housing crisis in California for numerous reasons including the following:

Unworkable Permitting Process

Matthew Allen

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) recently announced the opening of the Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGM) Grant Program’s Proposition 68 Planning—Round 3 grant solicitation. This grant program offers $47.75 million in competitive grants, primarily funded by Proposition 68, which makes $46.25 million available for Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSA) or GSA representatives to develop Groundwater Sustainability Plans. The additional $1.5 million is funded by Proposition 1.

Gail Delihant

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