Government Affairs

DWR is hosting a series of public meetings to share information and to seek feedback on a draft of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for sustainable groundwater management. BMPs are intended to provide clarification, guidance, and examples to help Groundwater Sustainability Agencies develop the essential elements of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the sustainable management of groundwater.

Meeting Schedule

Monday, November 14, 2016, 2:00 P.M.

Willows City Hall, City Council Chambers

Jeff Janas

Western Growers’ President and CEO Tom Nassif issued a statement yesterday on Donald Trump being elected as the 45th president of the United States. 

Nassif congratulated President-elect Trump and Vice-president-elect Mike Pence on a “well-earned victory.” He also expressed optimism that the new president and his administration “will work together to pursue pragmatic solutions to key agricultural issues, including immigration reform, water supply, environmental regulations, international trade and the farm bill.”

Jeff Janas

As Election Day approaches in a couple of weeks, I wanted to take a moment to talk about a proposition that, if passed, will not be sound economic policy for California. I usually don’t agree with editorials by the San Francisco Chronicle, but their “Chronicle recommends: No on state Prop. 55” hits the nail on the head.

If California voters pass Prop. 55 on November 8th, it would extend temporary tax hikes on the highest-income Californians for an additional 12 years and further increase our state’s reliance on temporary financial “quick fixes.”

Tom Nassif

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