FAIRFIELD — Assemblyman Dan Logue has officially introduced a $5.8 billion water bond that he says “is a step away from the governor’s Delta pipeline, which will cost taxpayers over $70 billion.”
The measure by Logue, R-Loma Rica, who is running for the 3rd congressional district now represented by John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will go on the ballot if approved by the state legislature. The assemblyman can bypass Sacramento and pursue an initiative if his measure fails to pass in the legislature.
All of the funding from the bond is allocated toward the storage of ground and surface water, Logue said.
“Our water policy must be for the ultimate benefit of Californians and improve water quality, enhance our ability to protect ecosystems, and increase water storage for emergency situations,” he said in a press release. “I am always willing to consider additional components that may help California’s water crisis. ”
“This is not a north state or a Southern California issue, because the drought crisis is an issue for the entire state,” Logue said.
He represents the 3rd Assembly District, which includes the counties of Yuba, Sutter, Butte, Tehama, Glenn and Colusa.
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