ACTION ALERT: Stand up against the tunnels at the first Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors meeting on May 17!
WHO: Directors from water districts participating in CA WaterFix include Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD), and Alameda County Zone 7 Water Agency, Bay-Delta advocates.
WHAT: Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors’ First Meeting; a board agenda can be viewed here.
WHERE: Sacramento Public Library, Tsakopoulos Library Galleria 828 I St. Sacramento, CA 95814
WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
On Monday afternoon, the State Water Project Contractors announced the formation of a joint powers authority for the Delta Tunnels. This comes after Santa Clara Valley Water District’s split vote on May 8 to support the twin tunnels project.
In their press release, State Water Contractors stated:
“Uniting Southern and Northern California in a collaborative water supply reliability vision, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) and Zone 7 Water Agency today announced their partnership and formation of the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Joint Powers Authority (DCA) — the public agency that will be charged with the design and construction of California WaterFix.
“On a parallel path, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has now created the Delta Conveyance Office (DCO), which will oversee the work of the DCA. More information is available here.
“The DCA will hold its first meeting on May 17, 2018. During this meeting, the DCA Board of Directors will consider entering into a management partnership with DWR.”
This meeting was NOT publicly noticed to Delta communities. You learned of it only if you are on Metropolitan or California WaterFix email lists.
This is why we need as many San Francisco Bay-Delta advocates to attend this public meeting as possible to voice their opposition to the project, and to explain why California WaterFix (the Delta tunnels) are a bad idea for the Delta and California as a whole.
Those planning to attend should prepare a 2-3-minute statement to address the DCA board with your concerns regarding the Delta Tunnels.
If you can’t attend in person, you can contact the Design Construction Authority support staff at (916) 347-0486 or by email [email protected]. Make sure to include that you are against the Delta tunnels and that you would like your statement to be included as a public comment.