at the Citizen Hotel.League Executive Director Chris McKenzie acknowledged why the League isrecognizing Sen Wolk. Wolk understands first hand how state laws impact localgovernments. These projects are critical to not only maintainingthe infrastructure Californians rely on daily but also provide animportant source of economic stimulus for local governments and the stateas a whole."Sen. Wolk spoke of her work with the League, remarking on her support ofcities using design-build contracting."This is a great honor," said Wolk.
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