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The letter includes 10 detailed questions about the substance of the talks and was signed by Reps. Jared Huffman of San Rafael, Mike Thompson of St. Helena, Jerry McNerney of Stockton, Anna Eshoo of Palo Alto, Mark DeSaulnier of Concord and Doris Matsui of Sacramento. Notably missing was John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove (Sacramento County), who had been the single Northern California Democrat allowed into the negotiations.
Compromise legislation preserves key priorities for California’s 3rd Congressional District
California Republicans will continue trying to include language addressing the state’s drought in a must-pass bill to fund the federal government, over objections from the state’s Democratic delegation.
Sacramento County supervisors remain critical of a $15 billion plan to build tunnels that would carry water from the Delta to southern California.
Congressman Garamendi Submits Public Comment on Twin Tunnels Boondoggle, Responds to Governor Brown’s Disappointing Remarks
Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) submitted his public comment on the massive twin tunnels, falsely called the “California WaterFix”, that are proposed to be built through the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Area Congressman John Garamendi continued to hammer away at Gov. Jerry Brown's twin-tunnel project, calling the proposal a "multi-billion boondoggle" in a letter sent to 3rd District water leaders.
Comments to Delta tunnel proponents are due this Friday, October 30, 2015. Comments can be submitted to BDCP/WaterFix Comments, P.O. Box 1919, Sacramento, CA 95812 or by email to BDCPComments@icfi.com.
The bill would provide $415 million over the next decade to advance the region’s highest-priority restoration projects.
If enacted, this law could lead to premature approval and construction of projects with disastrous environmental consequences, such as the Twin Tunnels project that would drain vital resources from the Sacramento Delta.
“The best thing that could happen would be for us to take the time to understand the implications of this,” Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., said in an interview Wednesday, “but my guess is that they will try to ram it into must-pass legislation, and that would be a mistake.”