Action Alert: Ask the Central Valley Flood Protection Board to Delay “Statement of No Objection” Vote for 60 days!

The Central Valley Flood Protection Board’s Mar 27th Meeting, during a pandemic, includes —  Consent item 5D regarding the Delta Tunnel, a “Statement of No Objection”.   

Our letter explains that the Central Valley Regional Flood Board should hold off moving forward with a request to the Army Corps of Engineers regarding flood analysis and the Delta tunnel for 60 days to give the public a chance to weigh in during the pandemic. 

We ask that the Central Valley Flood Protection Board pull this item from the Consent Calendar simply because its approval will send the wrong signal to the California public during the novel coronavirus pandemic that a project like DCP should continue at a time when the public’s attention, including those of environmental justice communities in San Joaquin County and elsewhere in the Delta are beset by personal and community responses to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

To slip this item into the agenda as a consent item during a pandemic is absolutely unacceptable.  Truthfully, we have never been more upset with a public agency in 14 years of dealing with this project.

Cut and paste our letter and add your own thoughts.  And email the Board immediately at

Here is a link to information to watch the meeting at 9 am, Friday morning. meeting.  

Thank you,

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla
Restore the Delta

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