Thursday, November 5, 2009
Major Water Bill Passes, Huge Fight Ahead
An $11 billion bond initiative will go to the voters next November. Expect an epic California political battle: north vs. south, coastal vs. inland, enviros vs. farmers, water districts vs. water districts. The total package may top $40 billion.
Schwarzenegger wants this as his legacy project and will fight very hard for it as he goes out the door next year. He's also pledged to build the peripheral canal, a huge battle within the battle. And this water package is sure to be a big issue in both the Governor and Senate races.
I'll post some of the analysis as it becomes available. Here's coverage from the NYT and LA Times on passage of the package.
Delta Blues will cover many of these issues. Look for it in early 2010.