When the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support the State Water Resources Control Board's plan to restrict the City's water supply, did they really mean it?
Jan 15, 2019
When the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support the State Water Resources Control Board's plan to restrict the City's water supply, did they really mean it? San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin put forward a resolution...insisting that a city known for its environmental bona fides should stand up for the rivers and not partner with Washington to let them run dry."
But, now they'v now joined a lawsuit to do just the opposite. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, they "signed on to the lawsuit with several Central Valley farm communities, making for unlikely allies who rarely see eye-to-eye on water policy."
Even before the lawsuit San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission disagreed with the Supervisors. "Officials at the Public Utilities Commission said after Tuesday’s vote that they had no intent to stop pushing for a solution that would provide more water to the city than is currently promised in the state proposal." So while they were supporting the state plan they were also fighting it. And now they have officially joined the lawsuit.
To the people of San Francisco: You've been voting for people who've been taking our Central Valley water for the past 25-years and sending it to the ocean. Now they're taking your water and you're fighting back. Welcome to the club. And it's not just water policy. It's housing policy that leads to out of control prices. Forest management leading to horrific fires. Homelessness everywhere. Poverty. Bankrupt high-speed rail. A DMV that can't even take credit cards.
What will it take to get you to vote for someone else?
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