State Government & the Drought

The best part in this article from the Sacramento Bee about water was when the Assembly Republican leader spoke about water storage.

An excerpt.

The governor announced his newest proposal a day after Assembly Democrats killed a bill designed to streamline environmental review for the Sites Reservoir in the Sacramento Valley and Temperance Flat on the San Joaquin River near Fresno. Brown said the streamlined permitting he is proposing would apply to projects that could be described as “something less than a reservoir.”

The Democratic governor has come under increasing pressure from Republicans to build more storage facilities to prepare for future droughts.

“California cannot fine our way to a water supply,” Assembly Republican leader Kristin Olsen of Riverbank said in a prepared statement. “California has not built water storage in over 40 years. It’s time to stop with the Band-Aid fixes and streamline water storage projects so we can capture water in wet years and prevent water crises for future generations.”

Retrieved April 29, 2015 from

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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