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Department of Water Resources Faces $60 Million Shortfall

Department of Water Resources Faces $60 Million Shortfall

By Dan Bacher

It appears that California is not only running out of water during the drought, but it is running out of money to move that water because of mismanagement, according to the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN). 

The environmental group accused the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) of facing a $60 million shortfall after failing to collect $125 million owed by water contractors. 

“Even as it continues to promote the ruinously expensive, environmentally destructive and ultimately unworkable Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), the California Department of Water Resources has failed to collect $125 million for ongoing operations owed by water contractors, and now faces a $60 million shortfall,” according to a C-WIN media release. ... Read More

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts Employment Fair in Citrus Heights

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts Employment Fair in Citrus Heights

On Thursday, July 24, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) and 11 local employers will host a employment fair in Citrus Heights. Starting at 12:00 PM inside the Rusch Park Auditorium, attendees will meet with local employers, and hear from CalHR on how they can search and apply for state jobs. During the second half of the event, Crossroads Diversified Services will host an application and interview workshop. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring copies of their resumes and cover letters.

 

WHO:            

Assemblyman Ken Cooley

Bonney Plumbing, LLC

CalHR, including representatives from the CHP and Dept. of Corrections

CVC Construction Corp

Crossroads Diversified Services

Home Instead Senior Care

National Air Traffic Controller Association

Sacramento County

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department

SEPA EIR Gets OK from Elk Grove City Council

SEPA EIR Gets OK from Elk Grove City Council

The planning and development of Elk Grove's last unplanned area took a major step forward when the Elk Grove City Council approved certification of the environmental impact report (EIR) for the so-called Southeast Policy Area (SEPA)... Read More

By The Numbers – Elk Grove’s 2013 Housing, Commercial Building Permits

By The Numbers – Elk Grove’s 2013 Housing, Commercial Building Permits

At last Wednesday night’s Elk Grove City Council meeting, the consent calendar contained the city’s 2013 annual growth report. Although the item was not discussed by the council, the matter was put forward during the Silveraldo project hearing. As was pointed out, the report shows the city’s residential building continues to outpace commercial building.  ... Read More

Environmental Report For Silverado Gets Green Light

Environmental Report For Silverado Gets Green Light

At their regular meeting last week, the Elk Grove City Council unanimously approved the environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed Silverado housing project. Although the project will come back for final approval at their July 23 meeting, the entire council said once some minor changes are made to the project, they will approve it... Read More

California Senators opposing fracking moratorium received 14x more money from Big Oil

California Senators opposing fracking moratorium received 14x more money from Big Oil

By Dan Bacher | June 7, 2014 |
Five days after a bill calling for a moratorium on fracking in California failed in the State Senate, a non partisan watchdog group revealed that those who voted against the legislation or abstained from voting on it received many times more in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry than those who supported the bill. 
State Senators voting 'NO' on the fracking moratorium bill on Thursday, May 29 received 14 times as much money the oil and gas industry, on average ($25,227), as senators voting 'YES' ($1,772) from January 1, 2009 to December 21, 2012, according to MapLight, a non profit organization revealing money's influence on politics. 
The report also said the Democrats who abstained from voting on the moratorium received, on average, 4.5 times as much money from the oil and gas industry as the Democrats who voted 'YES'. ... Read More