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Co-Equal Goals

Feb 09, 2018

Prop 1 denoted two objectives for the bond money to be spent.


 


1) the health of the Delta


 


2) water reliability


 



If you remember, the whole of Prop 1 was sold as "co-equal goals", but the actual language put the health of the Delta over water reliability.



 


The language in Prop 1 stated that the objective of water reliability shall not harm the objective of the health of the Delta. This language means the goals are NOT co-equal.


 


This happened because of testimony given by environmental lawyers, including Antonio Rossman, to the water committee of the Assembly, headed at the time by Jared Huffman, one of the original NRDC who attorneys sued Friant Water Users over the San Joaquin River.


 


Neil Dau

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