CMUA Applauds Direction of Senate Leaders' Economic Recovery Proposal
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Section: CMUA News

(Sacramento, Calif., May 12, 2020) — The California Municipal Utilities Association applauds the direction of a COVID-19 economic recovery and budget approach put forward today by state Senate leaders. CMUA looks forward to working with the Legislature on comprehensive and responsible solutions that will address the crisis.

“We appreciate the State Senate’s quick action on economic recovery and its out-of-the-box thinking on how to fund the recovery without digging state and local government into a deeper financial hole," said Barry Moline, CMUA executive director. "We look forward to engaging on the details and working with our state’s leaders to ensure a fair, just and cost-effective economic recovery model."

CMUA has developed Energy and Water Economic Recovery Principles to help guide the state on recovery efforts that would impact the energy and water sectors. The principles were shared with the Newsom Administration and state legislative leaders.

Publicly owned electric and water utilities are taking proactive measures to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Californians. These steps include the suspension of utility service shutoffs and implementation of assistance programs for impacted customers. For more information, visit

The California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) represents more than 70 publicly owned electric utilities and water agencies statewide. Together, CMUA members provide water service to 70 percent of Californians and electric service to 25 percent of the state. For more information, visit
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