THIS JUST IN … San Jose water agency approves up to $650 million for Jerry Brown’s Delta tunnels project
“In a significant boost for Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17 billion plan to build two massive tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Delta, Silicon Valley’s largest water agency on Tuesday endorsed the project and voted to commit up to $650 million to help pay for it.
By a 4-3 vote, the Santa Clara Valley Water District reversed a vote it took last October to oppose the two-tunnel project.
The vote came after a four-hour meeting in a full chamber. Unions and Silicon Valley’s largest business group recommended a yes vote, while environmental groups and the majority of speakers urged a no vote, arguing the project would harm wildlife and water quality in the Delta and San Francisco Bay, while also putting ratepayers of Santa Clara Valley at risk for cost overruns similar to those that occurred on the Bay Bridge and high-speed rail projects. … ”
Read more from the San Jose Mercury News here: San Jose water agency approves up to $650 million for Jerry Brown’s Delta tunnels project
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