[env-trinity] Maven's Notebook: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association expresses concerns over unresolved <BDCP> financing and taxpayer issues:

Tom Stokely tstokely at att.net
Wed Apr 16 08:53:19 PDT 2014


http://mavensnotebook.com/2014/04/16/news-worth-noting-report-highlights-technological-solutions-for-water-problems-restore-the-delta-asks-wheres-the-bdcps-implementation-agreement-howard-jarvis-taxpayers-association-expresses-con/ 


Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association expresses concerns over unresolved financing and taxpayer issues:  ” … We do not contest the state's existing requirement that water users pay all costs associated with the construction of any new conveyance facility in the Delta.  However, there appear to be sufficient doubts among the participating water agencies so as to question whether the projected revenue stream will be sufficient to fund this project.  Moreover, even if the proposed twin tunnels provide adequate conveyance, what storage infrastructure will be developed for the water that is transferred south?  Are taxpayers benefitting from any additional water in exchange for this investment? What potential engineering problems exist because of the unknown characteristics of the Delta soil and could complications arise that could delay completion and increase costs to ratepayers?  These questions deserve greater discussion, and taxpayers should not
 be burdened with higher costs to fund the project because some agencies choose not to participate … “  Read the entire letter here: HJTA Letter BDCP Impacts on CA Taxpayers 4-11-14-1
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