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Prop 1 oversight hearing, part 3: Looking ahead: Stakeholder recommendations for maximizing public benefits

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Stakeholders discuss how the $7.5 billion in bond funds should be spent to benefit the most Californians The passage of Proposition 1 last November provided $7.5 billion in funding for a variety of water projects and activities, such as water storage, watershed protection and restoration, groundwater sustainability, regional water management, drinking water quality, and flood protection.  The Governor’s proposed budget […]

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Prop 1 oversight hearing, part 2: First out of the gate: State entities with proposed water bond funding

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Department heads tell legislators how they plan to disburse the first round of funds from Proposition 1 Last November, voters approved the $7.5 billion Proposition 1, the water bond.  The Governor’s proposed budget includes the first round of the disbursements of funds from the measure, and with such significant funds on the line, the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and […]

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Proposition 1 Oversight Hearing, part 1: Background on the water bond and principles for moving forward

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Anton Favorini-Csorba gives an overview of Prop 1 and makes recommendations for ensuring legislative oversight on the expenditure of water bond funds Last November, voters approved Proposition 1, the water bond, which provides $7.545 billion in general obligation bond funding for various water-related projects and programs. Voter approval of Prop. 1 means the state now has permission to sell general […]

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Agencies and organizations react to the passage of Proposition 1

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Yesterday, voters approved Proposition 1, the water bond, by a significant margin.  Here’s what agencies and organizations had to say, listed in alphabetical order: From the Association of California Water Agencies: Timothy Quinn, executive director of the statewide Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), issued the following statement on the passage of Proposition 1 by California voters. The measure authorizes […]

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Delta Protection Commission discusses Proposition 1, plus other notes from the September meeting

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At the September 25 meeting of the Delta Protection Commission, the commissioners discussed whether or not they should take a position on Proposition 1, the water bond.  Executive Officer Eric Vink began with a brief presentation on the four provisions in Proposition 1 that are relevant to the Delta in order to set up the discussion. “The first provision provides […]

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Reactions to water bond: Legislators and interest groups respond

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Here are reactions to the water bond.  Given the late hour of the passage of the water bond, there will be more statements issued this morning, surely, which I will add to this post. As always, the statements are listed in alphabetical order: From the Association of California Water Agencies: The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) hails the approval […]

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Put Water Bond Before Voters (Corrected Links)

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From the Office of the Governor: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation to put a comprehensive water bond before voters this November. “Water is the lifeblood of any civilization and for California it’s the precondition of healthy rivers, valleys, farms and a strong economy,” said Governor Brown. “With this water bond, legislators from both parties have affirmed their […]

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This just in … Fresno Bee reports water bond passes; $7.5B bond heads to Governor’s office

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From the Fresno Bee: “California voters will be asked to authorize $7.5 billion to bolster the state’s water supply, infrastructure and ecosystems in November, as lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday struck a long-sought deal to move a new water bond to the ballot. An extraordinary drought that has strained California’s water supply spurred a concerted push for a […]

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This just in … Article to note: California Water Bond Deal Reached At Capitol; Watch the vote this evening

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From Capital Public Radio: “The deal with Governor Jerry Brown was reached in principle this morning and refined during the last few hours. If approved by voters this fall, it would set aside $2.7 billion for surface storage projects like dams and reservoirs. Democratic Senator Lois Wolk says the agreement will neither help nor hurt the governor’s twin tunnel project […]

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This just in … Reactions to water bond: ACWA and Speaker Toni Atkins say yes; Restore the Delta says no

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Here are the latest reactions to the water bond: From ACWA: “ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn today issued the following statement on recent developments on a 2014 California Water Bond: “ACWA applauds the recent progress on developing a smaller, more viable water bond for the November 2014 ballot.  As California experiences one of the worst droughts in its history, 2014 […]

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