Delta Flows: July 12, 2015

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.”
– Charles E. Weller

Now is the time for all good Californians to stand up for the Delta

We are sure that most of our followers know by now that the Delta Tunnels/CA Water Fix/BDCP/Dated Peripheral Canal Retread is now back in the public commenting period. Listen to our press teleconference by clicking here and learn how new lipstick on this pig of a project fails to make it any more appealing.

A revised partial EIR/EIS (Environmental Impact Report) was posted July 9, 2015 and public comments are due August 31, 2015. The Brown Administration’s official propaganda push (besides what is already coming out of Stewart Resnick’s Californian’s for Water Security PR machine for big growers and special interests) will hold a press conference for reporters only on Monday, July 13, 2015. Because you know, the public doesn’t matter.

The only public events regarding the project will be held by Tunnels/DWR/CA Water Fix/BDCP officials on July 28, 2015 in Sacramento, and in Walnut Grove, July 29, 2015. California Friends — this is the last of two public hearings on the Delta boondoggle tunnels project. They are making it an open house so that they don’t have to listen to public comments or respond to the outrage of hundreds of thousands of Californians who oppose the destruction the largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas.

The Brown Administration will not provide officials to receive public comments, and they will not respond to the 8,000 comments we all filed last year, but that does not mean that we are not going to be heard.

Help us transform the open house.

Our goal: a video of how large we really are to share with the Secretary Jewell at the Department of the Interior and with President Obama. We will provide you with insightful questions to ask, help you craft your own thoughts, and plan some spirited, yet respectful activities to transform their dull open house into a party to oppose the tunnels. Buses available from Antioch, Discovery Bay, Stockton and Oakland! RSVP to Let’s win this thing once and for all!

We are asking everyone to show up (that means you supporter who only reads our work on-line) with a three-minute comment. We will have you read your comment outside for our video crew, and we will read them for the court reporter inside. We are also planning some fun filled, inspired activities that day, because after all an open house is a party. We are going to make it into a real open house. Something fun and memorable!

Let’s show Governor Brown how many people oppose the Delta tunnels and let’s have fun doing it. And if you drive to us from other parts of the state, please contact our office (209-475-9550) if you need help with accommodations.

Mark your calendars for July 28 Sacramento — that’s where we will be from 3:00p to 5:30p. If you cannot make the July 28 date from 3:00p to 7:00p, there is a second public meeting on July 29 in Walnut Grove (see below). We will have buses on July 28 to turn out people for the public hearing in Sacramento.

Buses will depart from these locations at 1:30 PM sharp (Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes before departure time) to the “public hearing” location in Sacramento at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel:
• Stockton: A.G. Spanos Building, 10100 Trinity Parkway, Stockton, CA 95219
• Antioch: Lauritzen Marina, 115 Lauritzen Ln, Oakley, CA 94561
• Discovery Bay: Safeway Parking Lot, 14840 Hwy. 4, Discovery Bay, CA 94514
• Oakland: TBD

To reserve a bus seat for July 28, e-mail with your bus depart location, your cell phone number (or best number to reach you), and the number of guests who will be boarding the bus with you (if any).

Stay connected with us for more important details to be determined!!! Starting today and in the upcoming week, look out for alerts from us via e-mail, social media, or our website for helpful information on how you can participate in this public comment process.

SACRAMENTO (this is where we will be!)
Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Magnolia Room
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Jean Harvie Senior and Community Center
14273 River Road, Walnut Grove, CA 95690

On the more academic side…
Our handouts for making public comments will be out by July 17, 2015. Watch our alerts on social media and via email. We will pull together two quick workshops in August to help you with your comment letters. Stay tuned!

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