In case you missed it:
Central Basin Water Agency and Los Angeles City Council Votes to Delay Delta Tunnels Decision
Yesterday, the Compton Herald reported on our progress at Central Basin Water Agency, "5-2 vote stalls decision on Delta Tunnels project, citing need for more information on local impact."
“The Central Basin board recognizes that there are many crucial unanswered questions about who will pay for the Delta Tunnels. It would be a great injustice for low and middle-income communities in Los Angeles County to carry the burden for the tunnels, which will raise rates but not provide new water. We look forward to giving the board the data it needs to vote down this wrong-headed scheme,” Norton said.
Today, we were at the the Los Angeles City Council environmental committee meeting. The Council asked great questions about the Delta Tunnels that remained unanswered and voted to delay approval of the project. Read our live tweets.
A must see video presentation (especially for water geeks) — the video for the special meeting with our Delta County Coalition Supervisors, Dr. Jeffrey Michael and the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board is out! Dr. Jeffrey Michael, independent economist of University of the Pacific, told Santa Clara Valley Water District last week that water exports are on a decline due to environmental performance. His analysis found that the Delta Tunnels are worse than no action. Watch his presentation and the Q&A with Delta County Supervisors.