Editor,

All Californians will benefit if the House passes the bi-partisan infrastructure bill approved by the Senate.

It gives Congress a once-in-a-generation opportunity to promote drought resiliency, adjust to climate change, protect the environment, mitigate wildfires, maintain a safe, healthy, local food supply and ensure communities have the water they need for their homes and businesses.

This balanced package expands our capacity to capture and store water in wet years for use in dry ones; repairs the existing water infrastructure that delivers the water we have; provides rural and disadvantaged communities with access to clean water; and allows us to “Build Back Better” by investing in green infrastructure, recycling and desalination.

Making our water supply more reliable will protect our environment, our citizens, and the farms providing more than half of our fruit, nuts and vegetables.

We urge Representative Jackie Speier and the entire California delegation to support this critical legislation.

Mike Wade

Sacramento

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Terence Y

So let me get this straight, Mr. Wade, you want the $5+ trillion infrastructure bill which spends peanuts on real infrastructure to pass and put your kids and your kid’s kids in debt for the rest of their life? If I’m not mistaken, there was Proposition 1, in 2014 for $7.5 billion for water storage – never built (where’s the money?). There was over $31 billion given to crooks in the EDD scandal of late. $12 billion spent on homelessness, although the number of homeless seems to be increasing. The ongoing train to nowhere which is basically a union giveaway. Face it, Democrats have had plenty of opportunity through the years to address the issues you care about and nothing has been done. Instead, CA has become its own third-world country. But hey, I can live with your kids and your kid’s kids footing the bill.

BTW, take a gander over to the auditor.ca.gov site and check out the State High-Risk Audit Program report released on August 19, 2021. It’ll give you an idea of the wasteful spending and incompetence in CA. Feel free to check out any of the numerous reports highlighting CA shenanigans with your money. Or download the actual 2,700 page “infrastructure” bill and see what your taxes will be paying for. I'm betting you'll be surprised.

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