CASA is part of a group of California water and wastewater agencies and associations that have signaled support for maintaining the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds. The DRAFT coalition letter focuses on the importance of municipal bonds and the harmful impacts on local government’s ability to fund much needed infrastructure projects if their tax-exempt status were called into question.

A similar effort by the National Association of Counties (NACo) took the form of a “dear colleague” letter, which featured more than 150 members of Congress signing on in support of protecting tax-exempt municipal bonds. Similar letters were sent in 2015, and with a renewed emphasis in Washington, D.C. on both infrastructure reform and tax reform, the issue is once again up for debate.