Area Assemblyman James Gallagher called it frustrating, misprioritization and a “dereliction of duty.” Gallagher and state Sen. Jim Nielsen last week were unable to persuade a legislative committee to allocate $100 million for levee repairs. During the legislative budget subcommittee’s meeting, the state’s chief deputy director for the Department of Finance noted that a “compromise” was made in instead providing Proposition 1 funds. But Gallagher said that “compromise” won’t do much to repair damaged levees all over the state, including one in Yuba City. Rather, the $111 million portion of the budget is earmarked for capital projects and environmental mitigation.
https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png 0 0 Adam Hebel https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png Adam Hebel2017-06-12 10:44:362018-06-26 17:54:27Gallagher Speaks Out Over Frustrations with Levee Funding