Mayor Bass Issues Statement Following Retirement Announcement of Senator Feinstein
February 9, 2023
Mayor Karen Bass today issued the following statement following the announced retirement of Senator Diane Feinstein.
Senator Dianne Feinstein is a mentor, trailblazer and legislative icon for so many public servants. When I served as Speaker of the California State Assembly, Senator Feinstein requested that we confront California's water crisis, and we did – implementing the first overhaul in our state’s water policy in decades and taking action that led to a state water bond to help combat the effects of climate change. In Congress, I fought alongside Senator Feinstein to always protect women’s rights. The indelible impact Senator Feinstein has had on our state and our entire country is a legacy that will last forever. Thank you, Senator, for your leadership, for your guidance and for your grace.