For about a dozen years, the L.A. DWP has diverted 30 billion gallons of drinking water each year to the dry Owens Lake to hold down dust. That’s as much water as San Francisco uses in a year, equivalent to a Rose Bowl per day of drinking water. The cost of this project, in excess of $1 billion with no end in sight, is borne by the ratepayers of the DWP: almost two months of your annual water bill goes to the Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Project. There are other methods to control dust, but instead the lake bed is flooded with drinking water.
Why? Because air quality regulators demand it. The scientific research behind the dust regulations has been kept secret from the public, despite a congressional subpoena from the House Science Committee on August 1, 2013.
Why have our local representatives been silent about this waste of scarce water and hard-earned money? Who represents you?
The price of gasoline in California is set to go up on January 1 by an estimated 12-20 cents per gallon because of the next phase of implementation of AB 32, the 2006 law intended to prevent global warming. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office released a report on August 6 confirming the price increase, the result of vehicle fuels coming under the state’s cap-and-trade law. “The price increase could exceed 50 cents per gallon,” the LAO reported.
In February, the LAO estimated that this would mean the total cap-and-trade revenues through 2020 could be between $12 billion and $45 billion. A few months later, the governor and the majority party in the legislature agreed to spend 25% of this cash on the bullet train and 35% on transit projects, including high-density housing near transit stations.
Join me at our next wine-tasting event on Wednesday, August 20, at 7:00 p.m., at Total Wine in Northridge. It's located at 19336 Nordhoff Street, at the southwest corner of Tampa and Nordhoff, near Best Buy. We'll have sandwiches, soft drinks, a sampling of California wines, and an update on California's new budget and what it means for the future of Proposition 13, gasoline prices, and jobs in California. Hope to see you there!
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Thanks for visiting. My name is Susan Shelley, and I'm running for the California State Assembly in District 45, which includes Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Bell Canyon, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Canoga Park, Winnetka, Reseda, Reseda Ranch, Tarzana, Encino, and Northridge and Chatsworth south of Devonshire Street.
I hope you'll take a look around the website to find out more about what we can do to restore economic growth and job creation to California, and how we can solve the problems that face us. It doesn't have to be like this. We can make California great again.
I'm proud to be endorsed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. I will protect Proposition 13. You can count on it.
Here's a video of a speech I gave recently about issues facing California, including property taxes, energy and water, the budget, the bullet train and film production subsidies. During this campaign I would like to meet every voter personally, but with your schedule and my schedule, that may not be possible. I'm glad there's YouTube!