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ACR-80 Infrastructure Week.(2019-2020)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 80

Relative to Infrastructure Week.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  June 04, 2019. ]


ACR 80, Levine. Infrastructure Week.
This measure would recognize the week of May 13, 2019, to May 20, 2019, inclusive, as Infrastructure Week, and would urge the citizens of California to join in this special observance with appropriate events and commemorations.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, The week of May 13, 2019, to May 20, 2019, inclusive, is observed in California and nationally as Infrastructure Week; and
WHEREAS, The residents of California rely on critical infrastructure, including our roads and bridges, our railroads and transit systems, our ports and airports, our pipes and water system, our reliable power supply, our access to broadband, and our connectivity to the regional, national, and global economy; and
WHEREAS, This infrastructure enhances our local and regional economy, our quality of life, our safety, and the strength of our communities; and
WHEREAS, Decades of underfunding and deferred maintenance have pushed infrastructure to the brink of a national crisis, with preventable catastrophic failures, including derailments and collapses, occurring as a result; and
WHEREAS, The United States of America risks compromising its competitive advantage over foreign economies by failing to invest adequately in its infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, Americans are waiting in traffic, wasting time and money because of our poor infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, Every dollar invested in infrastructure generates nearly two dollars ($2) in economic output; and
WHEREAS, To grow our economy, keep Americans safe, and strengthen communities, we need all levels of government and the private sector to work together to rebuild and repair our nation’s critical infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, Infrastructure Week 2019 has been established to highlight infrastructure investment needs, and to recognize and encourage leadership at the federal, state, and local levels; and
WHEREAS, Infrastructure Week challenges policymakers and the public to address the challenges facing the United States’ infrastructure, to move beyond short-term fixes and deferred maintenance, and to envision the innovative solutions, technologies, policies, and investments that will improve America’s infrastructure future; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature recognizes the week of May 13, 2019, to May 20, 2019, as Infrastructure Week, and urges the citizens of California to join in this special observance with appropriate events and commemorations; and be it further
Resolved, That despite fiscal challenges, it is important for California to dedicate sufficient resources to transportation and infrastructure investments in our community; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.