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State bill will provide $700 million for drought relief

Original post made on Feb 20, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown and state Democratic leaders announced Wednesday emergency legislation providing $687.4 million in funding to support drought relief projects.

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Posted by Dude
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Feb 20, 2014 at 11:48 am

More wasted money. This money will be funneled to specific people/organizations/unions in return for all their support to Brown and the Democrat Party. It is just another crisis to take advantage of. This does nothing to ensure California has an adequate water supply?

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Posted by Nucklehead Moonbeam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

Gov. Moonbeam and the Democrats in the Legislature's answer to any problem is throwing taxpayer money at it. Californian's don't need their tax dollars being squandered, they need water. So Moonbeam need to focus on real solutions that will help California's water shortage. Things that should be looked at is more water storage capability, curtailing fresh water from flowing to the ocean, curtail growing water-intensive crops like rice, better water usage practices by farmers, curtailing California's population growth, and curtailing development in deserts (i.e. most of Southern California). If Southern California wants to keep growing their population, they should be forced to do it through water derived from desalinization of ocean water using solely renewable energy. And, places like Palm Springs, whose water use per capita is nothing short of outrageous, should have their water rights seized by eminent domain.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 20, 2014 at 11:54 am

I wonder why so many Plutonians hate Governor Brown?

Not everybody gets to be elected by the voters 3 times to head the great State of California.

I think that that's interesting and it sends the message that members of other political parties can show up at the polls and vote for the candidate of their choice.

What's the problem voters? hmmmmmmmmm...tee hee hee...

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Posted by Vineyards
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 21, 2014 at 9:09 am

Farmers need to switch from flood irrigation to Drip. The way Vineyard owners have done from overhead spray to drip.

The new drought aid package — unveiled by Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez — does call for transferring $10 million from carbon cap-and-trade funds to invest in more efficient agricultural irrigation and pumping systems.

Of the $687 million, the vast majority — $549 million from water and flood-prevention bonds that voters authorized in 2006 — would speed up local and regional projects already in the pipeline to capture stormwater, expand water recycling, store more groundwater and strengthen conservation programs

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Feb 21, 2014 at 9:22 am

Without regard for anything that the state does the city of Pleasanton MUST stop watering that stupid golf course! They need to scrap any plans to plant things at the pioneer cemetery as well and stop overwatering all of the parks. This city is the most wasteful of any that I have ever seen short of those in the LA area. Now the people in LA could show all of us how to waste water. They get it from us for free and spill it all over the concrete.