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Broken water pipe soaks office of assemblyman, appropriations committee

Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, needs a new office, at least for a while, after a broken water pipe on Sunday made his current digs unusable.
Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, needs a new office, at least for a while, after a broken water pipe on Sunday made his current digs unusable. hamezcua@sacbee.com

A water pipe broke at the office of Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, in the state Capitol early Sunday, leaving the space unusable for at least a month.

The California Highway Patrol reported around 4:30 a.m. that the main line broke in the office, which is also used by the Assembly Appropriations Committee staff.

“It looks like it’s pretty tame,” said Debra Gravert, chief administrative officer of the Assembly Committee on Rules. Still, the office won’t be usable for at least a month.

Gravert said officials are still trying to figure out where to relocate Gomez, his staff and the Appropriations Committee staff.

Jeremy B. White: 916-326-5543, @CapitolAlert

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