Action Alert: Support For Assembly Bill 550 Needed Today!?

Dear Restore the Delta supporters,

Assemblymember Alyson Huber is sponsoring AB550 — a bill that would require the legislature to vote on the merits of a peripheral canal after a full cost analysis.

We believe that Assemblymember Huber’s bill is one of the most important pieces of proposed legislation for Californians.  Can California tax payers and water rate payers afford to pay more out of pocket for a project that will benefit a few powerful water district leaders and corporate agribusiness growers?

Pasted below, you will find Restore the Delta’s letter in support of the bill.  Feel free to use it as a template to send your own letter to Assemblymember Jared Huffman, Chair of the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee.  The Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee will be taking up the bill on January 10, 2012.

We encourage all RTD members to take the time to support this important piece of legislation.  The letter can be faxed to 916-319-2196 and/or dropped in the mail.

Thank you!

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla



January 4, 2012

Assemblyman Jared Huffman, Chair
Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee
1020 N. Street, Suite 160
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Assemblyman Huffman:

Restore the Delta supports Assemblywoman Huber’s bill AB 550. AB 550 would prohibit the construction of a peripheral canal around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta without a full fiscal analysis and a vote of the Legislature.

Restore the Delta maintains that the people of California deserve to know that due process will take place before tax payers and rate payers are asked to spend billions of dollars on a peripheral
canal. It is imperative that our state’s Legislature continues to oversee large-scale projects and does not delegate its authority to unelected bureaucrats who are not held accountable by voters.

Sincerely yours,
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla
Executive Director
Restore the Delta

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