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City of Santa Paula Saves Water Customers $10 Million with Bond Restructing

City of Santa Paula Saves Water Customers $10 Million with Bond Restructing

On December 12, the City of Santa Paula, through the Santa Paula Utility Authority, successfully sold $37,165,000 of 2019 Water Revenue Bonds. The bond sale locked in a much lower interest rate to refund bonds originally issued in 2010.  The proceeds will also fund an additional $3 million for various energy efficiency projects.  The municipal […]

The Name is Bond, Water Bond

The Name is Bond, Water Bond

  UNITED WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT’S BOARD TO CONSIDER SUPPORTING STATE WATER BOND  The United Water Conservation District Board of Directors is considering supporting a November bond initiative: The Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018. The water bond, which will appear on the November 2018 statewide California ballot, will invest $8.877 billion dollars in California […]

Commentary: Governor Brown’s never-ending drought emergency

Commentary: Governor Brown’s never-ending drought emergency

By Aubrey Bettencourt  It is also time that Governor Brown’s appointed agencies stop playing games and begin the construction of new storage as Californians passed a water bond in 2014. Question: When is California’s drought emergency over? Answer: When Gov. Jerry Brown says it’s over. In January 2014, acting after two successive dry years, Governor Edmund […]

Stormwater Capture: California’s Untapped Water Supply

Stormwater Capture: California’s Untapped Water Supply

Could the High Speed Rail Ruling Imperil the Water Bond?

Could the High Speed Rail Ruling Imperil the Water Bond?

Proposition 1, the $7 billion water bond, has broad support from both Democrats and Republicans. Unlike the previous version of the bond – which had an $11 billion cost – the updated version has less pork and a few more promises for actual water storage. While HJTA opposed the previous version (and indeed we signed […]

Politically Incorrect Zone: CA Prop. 1/”Water Bond” is more pork than beef

Politically Incorrect Zone: CA Prop. 1/”Water Bond” is more pork than beef

By Kevin Harris With the Midterm Elections almost upon us, we Californians will soon be asked to fork over huge sums of additional dollars or future commitments of additional dollars, via bond measures, in order to make our lives better, safer or to solve one problem or another. Or, depending on your political perspective, to […]

McCoy vs Irwin- AD44 candidates battle it out in debate

By George Miller Democrat Jacqui Irwin and Republican Rob McCoy have only debated once before- in a three way primary election bout with another Republican candidate on May 10.  While McCoy has been fairly open about his positions on the issues, Irwin has been much less forthcoming on these, preferring to focus on her greatest strengths […]

Argument against Prop. 1— Vote No on the Water Bond

Argument against Prop. 1— Vote No on the Water Bond

Will we see a water bond on the November ballot?

Will we see a water bond on the November ballot?

As California suffers under another year of drought, viagra lawmakers in Sacramento debate the scope of yet another bond(s) to be paid for on the taxpayers’ credit card. No one is arguing the need to update the state’s aging water delivery and storage systems.  The sticking points center on the Sacramento River Delta: who will […]