20 Jan Legislative Analyst Completes Review of California Water Priorities Ballot Measure

California Water Alliance (CalWA) executive director Aubrey Bettencourt today announced that California Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor and Director of Finance Michael Cohen reported their findings to Attorney General Kamala Harris regarding CalWA’s proposed constitutional and statutory amendment for November’s General Election ballot. In its report to...

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19 Jan High-Speed Rail or Water?

High-Speed Rail or Water Storage?  Californians could get to answer that question if a proposed ballot measure makes it to the November election.  And according to a Hoover Institution Poll the majority of Californians would favor this change in priorities.  The poll also found that...

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15 Jan Water Down the Drain

We just received this note from Lance Johnson, the former manager of the Madera Irrigation District. He tells us about all the water (468,296 acre feet) going through the Delta and out to sea. To Families Protecting the Valley, Last month knowing what was coming I put...

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28 Dec Controversial sale of Delta islands runs into problems

A view looking north at Bradford Island with Jersey Island in the foreground separated by the San Joaquin River. Manny Crisosotomo The Sacramento Bee A controversial plan that would put Southern California’s most powerful water agency in control of a group of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta islands...

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18 Dec CALIFORNIA WATER BALLOT INITIATIVE MAY GO TO VOTERS IN NOV. 2016

Aubrey Bettencourt, executive director of the California Water Alliance (CalWA or “Alliance”), described the Alliance’s California water ballot initiative to California Ag Today’s farm news director, Patrick Cavanaugh. If passed by the voters, the measure, which rests in the hands of California Attorney General Kamala...

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