State Water Bond Talks Continuing
Time is beginning to run short on efforts in the California Legislature to frame a new, slimmed-down state water bond.
Efforts are continuing around the State Capitol to find bipartisan consensus on a measure that would take the place of an $11.14 billion bond proposal currently scheduled to go before voters in November.
The alternatives are to leave the original bond on the ballot or delay voter action a third time, to 2016 or beyond.
“There is absolutely no lack of activity when it comes to the water bond in Sacramento,” said Friant Water Authority Assistant General Manager Mario Santoyo.
The FWA is working closely with legislators with an emphasis on preserving the original bond’s commitment to helping fund new reservoir development, Delta improvements and regional funding, and money for disadvantaged communities.