It’s disgraceful that 1 million residents statewide do not have regular access to safe water supplies — a problem that is concentrated in rural agricultural communities in the Central Valley and Southeast California with little or no water infrastructure. But Gov. Gavin Newsom’s push to impose a first-ever tax on water to respond to the problem was never the right answer. The state is running a surplus of more than $20 billion and sitting on billions of dollars in water bonds that state voters approved in 2014 and 2018. Fortunately, the proposal now appears dead. Unfortunately, Assembly Bill 217, by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, is very much alive, having passed two committee votes.
https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png 0 0 Noah Zedek https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png Noah Zedek2019-05-28 11:01:382019-06-11 09:37:29OPINION: Beware: Stealth Water Tax Hike Still Alive In Legislature