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Sacramento — On Nov. 15, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which comprises billions in new federal investments in the nation’s infrastructure, including more than $25 billion for California to repair roads, bridges, and highways and more than $600 million to prepare transportation systems for extreme weather, drought, and wildfires. League of California Cities Executive Director and CEO Carolyn Coleman issued the following statement in response: 

“Cal Cities applauds the President, the Congress, and all of those involved in making this once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s future.

“This historic — and bipartisan — infrastructure legislation builds upon investments already being made at the state and local levels to meet current and future needs so that our communities are stronger and safer.

“With this funding, cities can make much-needed investments repairing roads and bridges, building water infrastructure, and increasing access to broadband services.

“Californians throughout the state will benefit with safer roads to drive on, improved transportation options, cleaner water to drink, and improved connectivity for the millions with little or no internet access.

“We are grateful that local leaders’ calls for infrastructure investments are being heard. California cities are eager to use those investments to protect our communities and enable them to thrive.”

Established in 1898, the League of California Cities is a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials.