Several times each year, Metropolitan joins with state and federal elected officials to host community briefings in Southern California and share information about key water issues affecting the region.
These Community Leader Briefings draw between 50-120 residents, business leaders, influencers and local officials. Attendees hear from Metropolitan’s executives and board members representing the communities to build a better understanding of water operations and current issues.
In recent months, Metropolitan has held eight briefings:
-Assembly member Nazarian in Van Nuys
-Assembly member Rubio in El Monte (Her sister, Senator Rubio also attended)
-Senator Leyva and Assembly member Reyes in Chino
-Senator Archuleta in Norwalk
-Congressman Lowenthal in Long Beach
-Congressman Correa in Anaheim
-Congressman Rouda in Newport Beach
At the most recent event, held last week in Glendale, Assembly member Friedman - who served on Metropolitan’s Board before her election to the state Legislature - discussed her priorities including water conservation.
Fielding audience questions were
and Directors Ramos (Burbank), Atwater (Foothill), Gharpetian (Glendale) and Quinn (Los Angeles).