Chair Anthony Rendon presents “Principles for Developing a Water Bond” to the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife

With the budget passed and the Legislature preparing to turn its attention to restructuring a new water bond, Anthony Rendon, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, presented proposed Principles for Developing a Water Bond to Assembly members and the public at the July 2nd committee hearing. The new principles include setting priorities for water bond financing, […]

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Joint Informational Hearing: Natural Resources and Water and Select Committee on the Delta “The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: Perspectives on the Plan”

On May 14th, the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and the Senate Select Committee on the Delta held a second informational hearing on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to gather different perspectives on the plan from water contractors, local government officials, and environmental groups. Seated on the panel was Roger Patterson from Metropolitan Water District, David Guy from […]

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Joint Informational Hearing: Natural Resources and Water and Select Committee on the Delta: “The BDCP: Overview of the Issues”

Amid the controversial remarks and charges of lack of stakeholder participation, Brown Administration officials had their chance to defend the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to legislators at the April 30th joint hearing of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and the Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird, Department of Fish and Wildlife […]

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Second water bond hearing: “What’s Changed Since the Legislature Passed the Safe, Clean, and Reliabile Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010?”

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee held a joint hearing on the water bond entitled “What’s Changed Since the Legislature Passed the Safe Clean and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010?” On the agenda for today, Ellen Hanak of the Public Policy Institute of California will […]

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Overview of California’s debt condition: Priming the pump for a water bond

On February 26, 2013, the Senate Governance & Finance Committee and the Senate Natural Resources & Water Committee held a joint informational hearing entitled “Overview of California’s Debt Condition: Priming the Pump for a Water Bond.” Senator Lois Wolk, Chair of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, began by stating that this is the first in a series of hearings […]

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Maven’s Minutes: The Senate Select Committee hearing: The Next Decade in the Delta

On Monday, October 15th, Senator Lois Wolk, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Delta Stewardship and Sustainability, held a hearing at the Contra Costa County Administration Building in Martinez. The hearing, titled “The Next Decade in the Delta”, highlighted the efforts and successes of recent Delta stakeholder coalitions. Calling it a step forward, Senator Wolk said: “We’re going to […]

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