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In Case You Missed It: Delta Tunnels Twitter Highlights from Santa Clara Valley Water District Votes & Assembly Oversight Hearing

Tweets from Santa Clara Valley Water District Special Meeting on CA WaterFix 5/2/18 can be viewed here. Tweets from Santa Clara Valley Water District Special Meeting on CA WaterFix (Vote) 5/8/18 can be viewed here. Tweets from the Assembly Committees on Accountability & Administrative Review and Water, Parks, and Wildlife joint hearing on CA WaterFix 5/9/18 can be viewed here.  ###      

BREAKING: Santa Clara Valley Water District Pivots from October Declaration to Support Twin Tunnels

For immediate release: 5/8/18 Contact: Nora Kovaleski, 408-806-6470, [email protected] Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected] BREAKING: Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Split-Vote to Support Twin Tunnels Pivots from October Declaration SAN JOSE –  This afternoon, the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) board of directors voted to support the Twin Tunnels megaproject. The board did not commit to a specific cost share today, but plans to revisit the proposed $650 million financial commitment at a later date. The Board voted 4-3 in support of the tunnels, with board directors Keegan, Kremen, Estremera, and Hsueh in support, while Director Varela, Vice Chair LeZotte, and Chair Santos opposed the project. This afternoon’s decision goes against the board’s October resolution to only [...]

In Case You Missed It: Anti-Tunnels Coalition Sends Letter to Karla Nemeth; San Diego Water Authority Letter Details MWD’s Fiduciary Inconsistencies Pursuing CA WaterFix

ICYMI: 5/7/28 Contact: Nora Kovaleski, 408-806-6470, [email protected] Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected]   In Case You Missed It: Anti-Tunnels Coalition Sends Letter to Karla Nemeth; San Diego Water Authority Letter Details MWD’s Fiduciary Inconsistencies Pursuing CA WaterFix   A coalition of environmental organizations sent a letter today to Department of Water Resources (DWR) Director Karla Nemeth regarding current State Water Contract negotiations related to moving forward with the CA WaterFix proposal.   The coalition’s findings reveal that approvals by various water districts to support CA WaterFix are premature given the current incomplete status of State Water Project negotiations. The environmental organizations signing the letter, consequently, find that DWR’s strong-armed push on Santa Clara Valley Water District to support CA [...]

WEEKEND ACTION ALERT:   Santa Clara County, It’s time to call Mayor Liccardo and submit your comments to the SCVWD board of directors

WEEKEND ACTION ALERT:   Santa Clara County, It’s time to call Mayor Liccardo and submit your comments to the SCVWD board of directors With the Santa Clara Valley Water District office closed Saturday and Sunday, the best way to fight the tunnels this weekend is by calling the office of Mayor Sam Liccardo and by emailing the board a comment to be included into the record of the SCVWD’s vote rescheduled for May 8 at 9:30am. Here’s how to leave a message at Mayor Liccardo’s office: Call Mayor Liccardo’s office at (408) 535-4800. Leave a short and sweet message, explaining that you oppose the Delta Tunnels project, and it does not make sense for Santa Clara County. It is also just [...]

ACTION ALERT:  Santa Clara County, It’s time to call your board reps and Mayor Liccardo

ACTION ALERT:  Santa Clara County, It’s time to call your board reps and Mayor Liccardo You have written comments, shown up to meetings, and spoken before the board. Now it’s time to flood Santa Clara Valley Water District and the office of Mayor Sam Liccardo with phone calls expressing your opposition to the Delta tunnels before SCVWD revisits their vote on May 8, at 9:30am. Here’s how to make sure your message is counted at SCVWD: Call the SCVWD office at (408) 265-2600 and ask that the operator take a message and forward that message to your district official. Make sure you call before 5PM when the office closes.  Keep it short and sweet, explaining why you oppose the Delta Tunnels [...]

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