The East Bay’s largest water supplier failed to give the public
an adequate explanation of a 9.75 percent water increase, the
first of two big increases in consecutive years, Alameda County’s
civil grand jury has concluded.
Marin’s two largest water agencies report their customers have
done slightly better than other Bay Area residents in conserving
water since Gov. Jerry Brown called for a 20 percent voluntary
cutback in January.
Desert Hot Springs — the only city to opt out of the Coachella
Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan when it first
circulated eight years ago — and the Mission Springs Water
District are now in the process of joining the environmental
On Tuesday, some of Los Angeles County’s most prominent labor and
community leaders were out demonstrating in support of a
troubling idea: that the public has no right to know how public
money is spent. Transparency, apparently, is not so important in
Los Angeles government.
The dispute between top Los Angeles officials and one of the
city’s most powerful labor leaders intensified Tuesday when
Department of Water and Power union boss Brian D’Arcy warned that
the city was asking for “trouble” if money is withheld from two
controversial nonprofits he co-manages.
“Former Monterey County water board member Steve Collins has
filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the county,
California American Water and top officials in connection with
his dual role on the failed regional desalination project.”
“The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors was briefed
Tuesday about discussions between representatives of the United
States and Mexico regarding a potential turnout from the
All-American Canal to Mexico.”