So says the Palm Springs CA Desert Sun, urging that legislators put the bill on the ballot by the tomorrow’s deadline.
Schwarzenegger and Sen. Dianne Feinstein both support it. It needs to pass. Given the ongoing California budget train wreck, let’s hope voters ok it – assuming it’s on the ballot.
And, ahem, maybe Palm Springs could help by not fostering a culture of let’s build more golf courses in deserts and then by shutting down many of their existing courses. Using huge amounts of water for golf courses in deserts as the water table drops alarmingly will soon be looked at as the irresponsible, near criminal act that it is.
The politicians may be less than altruistic on the proposed water bill, Bob. (Clue: Mammon).
Why is Gov. Arnold so keen to build dams? Could it be? Bechtel? Builder of dams, funders of Republican campaigns, Bush-cronying, multi-billionaires? Who are really, really keen on water privatization?
That aside, why not spend the remaining billions unappropriated from the *last* water bond bill? Because Gov. Arnold vetoed the appropriation in an attempt to get support for a dam bond issue.