Final Vote! Stop an Unfair Rate & Tax Hike
Central Basin Water Agency, who provides water to a large part of South East LA and LA County, will cast a final vote on a $17 – $67 billion water project for corporate benefit.
This would increase YOUR water bill and taxes to deliver water to
big agriculture, fracking oil companies , and benefit big banks.
WHAT: Stop East LA & LA County Rate & Tax Hike for corporate benefit.
WHERE: 6252 Telegraph Rd, Commerce, CA 90040 (free parking)
meet us outside building in parking lot prior to meeting
The entrance to the facility is on Telegraph Blvd. Look for a long driveway located close to the side of the building. Parking is available at the back of the building and in two side parking lots.
WHEN: Monday, August 28th, 9:00am
*Bring a sign if you want, “No Rate and Tax Hike for Tunnels.” If you can’t make it, please circulate the petition to your friends http://bit.ly/2u5GOoe
The powerful Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) is working with Governor Brown to push a multibillion dollar delta tunnels project that will bring no water or benefit to our communities, but will increase YOUR water bill.
One of your local water agencies, the Central Basin Municipal Water District, sits on the board of MWD and will be voting on whether you will get hit with this rate hike so that they could fund this controversial plan.
The Delta Tunnels project, which was proposed by Governor Brown, would involve building massive 35-mile long, 40-foot wide twin tunnels to divert the Sacramento River, 350 miles north of Los Angeles. Water from this project would go primarily to large agribusinesses in the Central Valley, while southern California will get stuck with the bill. This project is estimated to cost around $17 to $67 billion!
Fortunately, Central Basin Water Agency CAN help stop this unfair tax hike by voting no at Metropolitan Water District, and urging their board to oppose the Delta Tunnels.
Instead of throwing money into these tunnels, Central Basin Water Agency needs to: Expand water recycling and provide incentives so ratepayers can have affordable water rates.
Here is what is really behind these tunnels: Big Agriculture interests take 70% of the water from the Delta in average years, and they want to take more.
Sending ratepayer money to finance the tunnels would worsen the affordability crisis in our communities and divert $$ from real water solutions.