IN RECOGNITION OF HENRY S. BARBOSA; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 159
(Extensions of Remarks - October 04, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                          HON. J. LUIS CORREA

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, October 4, 2019

  Mr. CORREA. Madam Speaker, I rise to honor Henry S. Barbosa for his 

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and impactful work in the community. Mr. Barbosa has invested 
tremendous time, talent, and passion to his community and OCCC has 
honored Mr. Barbosa with their prestigious Legacy Award. Mr. Barbosa 
serves as a long-time board chair for the Orange County Conservation 
Corps (OCCC), which provides a safety net and career pathway for at-
risk adults residing in Orange County by offering both career and 
workforce development programs.
  Mr. Barbosa began his young professional career by earning his 
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California 
Los Angeles and his Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law in 1973. He 
then began his legal career as the Deputy District Attorney for the 
City of Los Angeles. His passion for public service is known by the 
community and for 27 years, Mr. Barbosa practiced private law primarily 
representing local cities as a city attorney. He also served as Special 
Counsel for public agencies like the LA Unified School District.
  Most recently, Mr. Barbosa served as Assistant General Counsel to the 
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and within two years 
of serving as Vice-Chairman of the Board, Mr. Barbosa was also Chairman 
of the Engineering, Operations and Real Property Committee, as well as 
many others. Mr. Barbosa was very effective and influential while 
serving on the negotiations team that set key terms for the historic 
Quantifications Settlement Agreement, resulting in the first major 
agricultural to urban water transfer within the Law of the Colorado 
  Mr. Barbosa's areas of expertise include land use and zoning, public 
works and condemnation, environmental law, water resources, civil 
rights, including election law, political campaigns, and CATV. Notably, 
his expertise in land use and environmental law was recognized by 
former Speaker of the California State Assembly, Willie Brown, who 
appointed Mr. Barbosa to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee that 
developed statewide regulations for landfills management.
  Furthermore, Mr. Barbosa has been instrumental as lead counsel in 
several published appellate decisions including Salazar v. City of 
Montebello 1987, an election law challenge to the candidacy of a 
homeless person in a municipal election.
  Mr. Barbosa's receipt of the ``Legacy Award'' from OCCC is a true 
testament of his dedication and service to his community. I ask my 
colleagues to join me in congratulating Mr. Barbosa on his lifelong