Modified Water Bond Measure May Finally Go Before Voters in November
A new version of a water bond slated for the 2010 ballot, yes, from four years ago, may finally go before voters in November.
That’s if lawmakers and the governor, plus all the other warring parties from farmers in the delta, to farmers in the San Joaquin Valley, from environmentalists to homeowners worried about their browning lawns, agree a compromise measure in the Legislature is the right one.
State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Martinez) represents parts of Contra Costa, Sonoma, Napa, Solano and Yolo counties, covering a big chunk of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. She’s lead author on the plan that would raise $10.5 billion for water projects.
She says the bill is a good one. “It helps every region of the state, and it harms no one,” Wolk said.
KQED’s Cy Musiker talked about Wolk’s proposal with Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick, a regular commenter on water policy.
Listen to the interview below:Related