Sinema Meets with Yuma Mayor, Discusses Infrastructure and Western Water Resilience

Oct 22, 2021

Senator Sinema and Mayor Nicholls

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls on Thursday to discuss the city’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant proposal and Sinema’s work in securing Arizona’s water future.
“On issues ranging from infrastructure, to water resilience, to federal grants assistance, I’m proud to have local leaders like Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls as partners ensuring we make lasting investments in Arizona’s future,” said Sinema.
Mayor Nicholls thanked Sinema for supporting the city’s RAISE grant proposal, which would invest $10,614,225 for the Yuma’s Multimodal Transportation Center.
Sinema and Mayor Nicholls also discussed Sinema’s work in securing Arizona’s water future, especially in Southern Arizona communities like Yuma. Sinema’s Senate-passed bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act invests $8.3 billion in building and strengthening water infrastructure throughout the American West, including for aging infrastructure, water storage and conveyance, water recycling and reuse, desalination, drought contingency plans, and dam safety.