Statement by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on the Signing of AB 1577

“For years, Sativa mismanaged the delivery of a basic necessity to our communities. With the signing of AB 1577, Los Angeles County is ready, willing and able to step in as interim administrator of Sativa, and ensure that residents of Compton and Willowbrook receive the clean and safe water they deserve.

“The County’s Department of Public Works has extensive experience operating water systems countywide and currently serves 245,000 customers. It is well suited to take on the role of interim administrator, and to lead the search for a competent replacement water service provider for the long term.”