Will Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) vote with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) to approve AND fund the Delta Tunnels project, or stand with the rest of the Bay Area and the Delta?
Will they decide to invest the hard earned money of their ratepayers in a project that may never be built, instead of investing more dollars in local water efficiency and sustainability projects?
SCVWD needs to hear from both their ratepayers and their Delta and Bay Area neighbors!
Please join us on October 17th for the big vote on the California ‘WaterFix’ Delta Tunnels at the Santa Clara Valley Water District in San Jose.
Ratepayers, remind your water district that you do not want to fund this boondoggle project and why. Delta and Bay Area people, please join us to let SCVWD know that their interest is tied to the rest of the Bay-Delta region and explain how their decision impacts you. Comments are limited to 2 minutes, for an agenda, please visit their website here.
What: Vote day at SCVWD
Where: 5750 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118
When: October 17th, Next Tuesday @ 1:00 p.m.
For more information, see the San Jose Mercury News editorial, “Editorial: California audit shows twin-tunnel WaterFix is broken beyond repair,” and “State auditor rips Jerry Brown’s $17 billion Delta tunnels project.” The editorial board wrote:
Then on Oct. 17, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, whose costs could range from $600 million to $1 billion, is set to vote. But the agency’s chairman said Thursday that it may now delay that vote.
“The audit raises questions that our board needs to evaluate,” John Varela, chairman of the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
“We represent 2 million people,” Varela said. “We want to be certain that what we do as a board is not going to have a major financial impact on our ratepayers. We want to be fair to them. That is our biggest concern.”
We hope to you there!