Water Authority Board Supports $11.14 Billion State Water Bond

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today voted to adopt a position of support for an $11.14 billion state water bond, which will appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot.

The bond measure is part of a historic legislative package approved by the California Legislature and signed by the Governor in November 2009. The package addressed long-term improvements in statewide water management and water supply reliability, particularly in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta, the source of up to 30 percent of the San Diego region’s water supply.

Water Authority Board Adopts Position of Oppose on Proposition 16

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today voted to adopt a position of oppose on Proposition 16, a statewide initiative that would amend the state constitution to require a two-thirds super-majority vote before a public agency could provide electric delivery service to new customers. The measure is on the June 8, 2010 statewide primary election ballot.

Governor Signs Water Authority Bill to Advance Water Recycling

Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed Water Authority-sponsored legislation designed to advance water recycling statewide. Senate Bill 322, carried by State Sen. Ben Hueso of San Diego, is expected to expedite a transparent and rigorous scientific assessment of “potable reuse” as a potential water source.

“California needs more high quality water and recycling is key to getting there,” Brown said in his signing message that urged state agency officials to move quickly.

Water Authority Responds to State Drought Relief Financing and Assistance Legislation

"We applaud the rapid response and leadership demonstrated by California's leaders today – Governor Brown, Senate President Pro Tempore Steinberg and Speaker Pérez – in announcing drought relief financing and assistance legislation,” said Thomas V. Wornham, Chair of the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors.

Water Authority Board Endorses State Bond to Fund Natural Resource Upgrades

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today voted to endorse Proposition 68, a state bond measure that would fund projects important to the San Diego region and allocate more than $1 billion for water-related initiatives statewide. If passed by California voters on June 5, the bond would provide $200 million to Salton Sea restoration activities and $12 million for the San Diego River Conservancy as part of a $4 billion package to address natural resource issues across California. “Robust Salton Sea funding in this bond measure is significant for San Diego County because it supports agreements that […]

Water Authority Board Votes to Support State Water Bond

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today voted unanimously to support Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion state water bond measure on the Nov. 4 ballot. If passed by California voters, it would invest in new water supply development and large-scale water infrastructure projects important for the future of San Diego County and the rest of the state.

You can help ensure that this vital Bill get approved!

The San Diego County Water Authority is urging Governor Schwarzenegger to work with the Legislature to sign a bill that would allocate money from existing, voter-approved bonds for water supply related projects in 2009. The bill is also important as a means to provide a needed and immediate economic stimulus to our state’s economy. SBXX-1 will accomplish this goal.