19 10, 2017

Members of Congress Support Temperance Flat Project

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

Last week 14 Congressmen signed onto a letter of strong support of the San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority’s (SJVWIA) application for Proposition 1 funding through the Water Storage Investment Program for the Temperance Flat Reservoir Project. The letter highlighted the need for additional surface water storage projects in our state by referencing the 2.5 [...]

12 10, 2017

State Water Board Releases Second Draft of Revisions to Ag Waste Discharge Order

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

On October 10, 2017, the State Water Board issued a second staff-proposed order in the above matter.  The State Water Board will hold a public workshop on the second staff -proposed order on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, commencing at 9:30 a.m. in the Coastal Hearing Room, Second Floor of the Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I Street, [...]

5 10, 2017

Does a Water Bond Create Water?

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

Californians will have an opportunity to vote on another water bond this June if Governor Brown signs SB 5, the “California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018”. Senate Pro Tem De Leon simply revised a few sentences, added a few dollars and magically a “water” bond was [...]

5 10, 2017

Can Accountability Exist in State Government?

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Water|Tags: , |0 Comments

Cynicism outweighs optimism on this front, but just maybe a pathway is being created.  Republicans are loaded with rhetoric but accomplish little.  Democrats don’t pretend they just want to expand and spend.  But just maybe, if the Governor signs AB 313 there is a chance for accountability.  Authored by Assemblymember Adam Gray, AB 313 seeks [...]

5 10, 2017

Innovation in Ag Irrigation Technology at Fresno State

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

Fresno State is hosting a free event on November 3rd to learn about the new irrigation and water management technologies being used on the University Farm Laboratory. The event will be held at the Center for Irrigation Technology from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Growers attending the event will board buses to move between three [...]

28 09, 2017

Clean Drinking Water Bill Stalled, but not Dead

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

In the final days of the legislative session, a collective effort by agriculture and the environmental justice community to pass a bill that would create a sustainable and comprehensive solution to California’s drinking water crisis became a political casualty.  SB 623, which would have established a fee on all water users to fund clean drinking [...]

7 09, 2017

ACT NOW: Tell Your Assembly Member to Vote YES on SB 623 to Stop Water Board Extortion

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Water|0 Comments

Last week, the Assembly Appropriations Committee referred SB 623, the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Act, back to the Assembly Rules Committee where it can either be sent directly to the Floor for a vote before the end of the current session on September 15 and then on to the Governor for signing, or suspended [...]

7 09, 2017

Another Water Bond(s)?

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: Water|0 Comments

California voters will likely be faced with another water bond, or possibly 2, next year.  One proposed initiative filed with the Attorney General’s Office by initiative promoter and former Natural Resources Agency Deputy Secretary Gerald Meral would authorize $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds for a long list of water-related programs and projects including repairs [...]

5 09, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Bipartisan Coalition Focuses Attention on 150+ Valley Communities with Unsafe Water

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics, Press Releases, Water|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 Media Contacts: Alyssa Houtby, Director of Government Affairs alyssa@cacitrusmutual.com (559) 592-3790 Bipartisan Coalition Focuses Attention on 150+ Valley Communities with Unsafe Water Valley Leaders Speak Out in Support of SB 623 and Safe, Affordable Drinking Water for All VISALIA, CA - On Wednesday, September 6, the [...]

5 09, 2017

Press Release: SB 623, Safe Drinking Water Conversation Continues in Assembly

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Politics, Press Releases, Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

MEDIA CONTACT: Alyssa Houtby, Director of Government Affairs (559) 592-3790 alyssa@cacitrusmutual.com Bipartisan Coalition Thanks Assembly Leadership and Urges Legislature to Address Statewide Drinking Water Crisis September 1, 2017 | Sacramento - In an important step forward toward securing safe and affordable drinking water for all Californians, Senate Bill 623 (Monning) moved out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee to [...]