The Los Angeles Times is reporting that an $8.25-billion dollar California water bond due to be unveiled today in Sacramento at an Appropriations Committee hearing has been put on hold until Assembly members could come to agreement on more details before the bill is introduced publicly.  The compromise legislation represents the middle ground of proposals -- at least in terms of cost -- falling between Governor Jerry Brown’s $6-billion package and Sen. Lois Wolk’s $10.5 billion bond legislation.

 

Dave Puglia

As a result of California SB 103, an emergency drought relief measure, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP).  Applicants may apply for an estimated $10 million in competitive grants that can be used to for the implementation of water conservation measures that result in increased water efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. 

Gail Delihant

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