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In Case You Missed It Recent California Water News – 1/28/2019

In Case You Missed It Recent California Water News 1/28/2019 Water district weighs raising taxes or raising water bills – Mountain View Voice 1/24/19 “The water district is looking for more money to pay for its share of the controversial California WaterFix, a $16.7 billion state project that would build two 40-foot-wide tunnels from Sacramento to Tracy. Water district board members agreed in May last year to be a partner agency in the project, which was estimated to cost the district $650 million.” Restore the Delta Comment: “A number of permits are still needed to begin tunnels construction, financing is not in place, litigation is unfolding, the project now costs $19.8 billion, and only 10 percent of the design is [...]

Join us on 2/22 for Blues for the Delta: A Benefit Concert!

    Restore the Delta presents an evening of blues, jazz, Latin and soul music, performed by Papa Hip, to benefit its campaign to raise awareness of why the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary should be restored for future generations.   Blues for the Delta Friday, February 22, 2019 7pm to 9:30pm   The Side Door at the Fifth String 2900 Franklin Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95818   $20 per person | Ticket available here: https://www.thesidedoor.net/events/papa-hip   Silent auction   Papa Hip is a 6-piece Sacramento band known for its musical diversity and dedication to supporting important community causes. Playing everything from Latin jazz to reggae. Papa Hip is an ensemble of saxophone, keyboards, harmonica, bass, guitar, bongos, and drums to bring [...]

CA WATER: SF Bay-Delta Activists Welcome Governor Newsom; New agenda could protect largest estuary on the West Coast

For Immediate Release: January 7, 2018 Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053 CA WATER: SF Bay-Delta Activists Welcome Governor Newsom; New agenda could protect largest estuary on the West Coast Sacramento – As Gavin Newsom is sworn-in as the new Governor of the State of California, water activists from the San Francisco Bay-Delta community are feeling hopeful about a potential change in California water politics. Newsom is bringing a new set of priorities to Sacramento that may not include California WaterFix, also known at the twin “Delta Tunnels,” a controversial,  yet so-far unsuccessful legacy project of Governor Brown. The Twin Tunnels proposal still lacks state permits required to begin construction and that process has now become an uphill battle . Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla [...]

Restore The Delta – 2018 Victories

Let me just take a moment to thank each and every one of you. What a strong year is has been for Restore the Delta activists! I am hesitant to say this out loud, but we are holding our own in the fight for the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary and sustainable California water management, and we couldn’t have done it without your support and activism. In 2018, we’ve made significant progress in our fight to protect and restore the Delta.   We did much better than anticipated during votes to support WaterFix at Metropolitan Water District and Santa Clara Valley Water District.  While these were not technical “wins,” we split their board votes, and cultivated new water advocates, making the process more [...]

Governor Brown’s “Surrender Dorothy” Effort to Save WaterFix

For Immediate Release: 12/19/18 Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053 Tim Stroshane, 510-847-7556 DWR’S No Harm Agreement & Letter Of Dismissal To Water Agencies:  A “Surrender Dorothy” Effort To Save WaterFix By The Brown Administration   Stockton – Documents released to the Planning and Conservation League via a public records act request this week reveal details of the “No Harm Agreement” between the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Federal Bureau of Reclamation (the Bureau) regarding California WaterFix.  In addition, a “Letter of Dismissal,” a document demanding that specific water districts and local government agencies abandon their case-in-chiefs opposing WaterFix before the State Water Resources Control Board  (SWRCB), was also included in the document release, but not previously reported in [...]

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