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Statement on Water Ratepayers Protection Act of 2023

For immediate release:
Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Statement


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — I introduced AB 530 to provide transparency regarding our fundamental concerns on the lack of a public vote for all those impacted by water district detachments.

When a single governmental reorganization will increase the water rates of nearly every household in San Diego County and have other long-term implications, I believe a vote of all the affected people should be required so that those that would be negatively impacted through higher water rates can have a voice. Given these matters are determined through a state-designated process by local entities that are vested authorities by the state, legislative action is warranted and appropriate.

AB 530 is essential legislation to protect the ratepayers of San Diego, which is why I will be amending its provisions into a bill currently in the Senate where we will proceed through the legislative process.

I have made it a top priority to address rising utility costs throughout the state, as San Diegans deserve accountability and oversight to protect our hard-working families and residents. I look forward to the discussions on this bill in both the Senate and Assembly, and ultimately securing the Governor’s signature.


Assemblymember Tasha Boerner represents the 77th District, which encompasses Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and the coastal communities of La Jolla south to Downtown and Coronado. You can learn more about Assemblymember Boerner at, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.