[env-trinity] Postpone Water Bond

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Tue Jun 29 17:02:20 PDT 2010


Schwarzenegger wants to postpone election on water bond.

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement Regarding the Water Supply Act of 2010

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement
regarding the Water Supply Act of 2010:

"After reviewing the agenda for this year, I believe our focus should be on
the budget -- solving the deficit, reforming out of control pension costs
and fixing our broken budget system. It's critical that the water bond pass,
as it will improve California's economic growth, environmental
sustainability and water supply for future generations. For that reason, I
will work with the legislature to postpone the bond to the next ballot and
avoid jeopardizing its passage." 

The Water Supply Act is a crucial component of the comprehensive water
package that passed in 2009. The bond will fund, with local cost-sharing,
drought relief, water supply reliability, Delta sustainability, statewide
water system operational improvements, conservation and watershed
protection, groundwater protection and water recycling and water
conservation programs. 

Delaying the bond will not impact other parts of the 2009 water package,
such as enhancing the Delta ecosystem, better monitoring groundwater basins,
reducing statewide consumption and improving diversion patterns.

In May 2004, state leaders passed a bill to delay voting on the high-speed
rail bond until November 2006, and later delayed the vote again until
November 2008, when it eventually passed as Proposition 1A. The voters'
approval of Proposition 1A in 2008 made a $9.95 billion bond-funded down
payment on high-speed rail in California.  

 

Byron Leydecker, JcT

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 land/fax

415 519 4810 mobile

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