Hot on the heels of Gov. Moonbeam declaring that the water restrictions may go to next Halloween
Despite forecasts of a wet winter, Californians can expect another year of water conservation in 2016 under an executive order issued Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Californian are currently under orders to reduce consumption by an average of 25 percent, as compared with 2013. Brown’s order would extend the cutbacks through next Oct. 31 “if drought conditions persist through January 2016.”
Many experts and state officials said it’s almost a certainty the conservation order will continue through next fall. While El Niño is expected to drench the state this winter, many forecasters believe it won’t create enough precipitation to repair water supply problems created by four years of drought.
Two politicians have proposed the most sensible thing we have heard out of Sacramento in a decade or more
Two Republican elected officials have submitted a 2016 ballot measure that would shift $8 billion in unspent high-speed rail bond funds to water storage projects.
The initiative by Sen. Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) and Board of Equalization member George Runner is a direct challenge to the high-speed rail project championed by Governor Jerry Brown.
The Capital Radio piece reporting on this notes that Brown has $20 mil in his campaign chest that he could use to fight it. I say let's drain his chest before he drains ours with his High Cost Drain!