| $11B bond package to lose storage money
by Brian Leubitz
California's water issues have never been easy. North vs South. Environmentalists vs Developers vs Agriculture. And more. There's never enough to satisfy everybody. And, oh yeah, we spend some big bucks on procuring it.
The water bond scheduled for 2014 is not without its share of controversy, and some have called for a slimmed down package. And now Sen. Steinberg is saying that he expects some of the money set out for surface storage to be removed before it gets to the ballot.
"I think there will continue to be a chapter for storage," said Steinberg. "I don't think there will be nearly the same amount of money in that chapter as there was in the original bond. And I think there will be de-emphasis, frankly - or at least, on the same surface storage projects."(KPBS)
There is still a long time before the final version needs to be determined, and there will likely be several other changes.