Commissioner Rodney Ellis responds to historic flood bond election and renews commitment to equity and transparency for funding flood control projects
By passing Prop A, those who voted made it clear that we must effectively address flood control—one of the greatest challenges we face. We owe it to everyone to ensure that urgently needed flood control projects are funded equitably and transparently so that every community is protected from future floods.
We still have a lot of work to do to educate and engage the public so that they can better understand where and how these dollars will be spent on flood control, especially in hard-hit and vulnerable neighborhoods that have long been neglected and under-funded.
Throughout this process, I have made it clear that equity, transparency and resiliency must be at the center of the decision-making process for funding flood control projects. Voters have my commitment that I will continue to advocate for transparency and equitable funding for flood mitigation to foster resiliency and protect all neighborhoods.