Friday, May 15, 2015

Path to recovery

State budget allocates $2.2 billion for drought relief

The bulk of the funding, $1.7 billion, would go to water recycling and sewer projects and help clean up groundwater and drinking water. CAPITAL PUBLIC RADIO

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Los Angeles Times

As Californians prepare to confront the coming hot, dry summer months, Gov. Brown proposed more than $2 billion in additional drought funding Thursday as part of his revised state budget. The surge in funding comes mostly from Prop. 1, the water bond, and would be spent on water conservation, emergency response and programs aimed at protecting and expanding water supplies.

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Lawyers discuss court ruling on tiered water rates

California Urban Water Conservation Council

With the recent 4th District Court of Appeals determination that San Juan Capistrano water rates do not meet Proposition 218 requirements, Proposition 218 legal experts convened to review the decision. In this recording of the May 12 webinar, three attorneys discuss the decision and its implication for water conservation pricing in California.

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Drought Aid? Concert proposed to help dry state

KOVR Sacramento

A Sacramento man has presented the idea of a Farm Aid-type concert to help those affected by the drought. Farm Aid organizers say California's drought emergency could certainly benefit from a large-scale event that raises money and awareness.

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