The Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation (LVHF) is hosting a Water Forum showdown for the public on January 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center in Agoura Hills. Here’s the link to the invitation – INVITATION TO LVHF’S WATER FORUM DEBATE – JAN. 15 AT 7 PM
With Snowpack at 17% of normal and reservoirs being depleted the future is not clear on what should be done to solve California’s water needs. With billions of dollars of taxpayers’ funds at stake and the future of our water supply uncertain this is a critical issue for all of California with varying environmental and economic impacts.
Three different plans for solving our looming water crisis will be presented and hotly debated by their respective proponents. How much is it going to cost each and every homeowner – and for how long? Will we have a reliable supply of water?
1. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) – will be presented by: Brandon Goshi, Manager of Water Policy and Strategy, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
This Plan calls for the construction of two massive underground tunnels – 37 miles long and 40 feet wide each. The latest estimated cost is now in the $67 billion range.
2. The Portfolio Alternative will be presented by: Doug Obegi, Water Program Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council – San Francisco.
This approach is focused on ONE much smaller tunnel – saving billions of dollars and investing the cost savings in water recycling and conservation to meet the long-term water needs of southern California cities and farms.
3. The Responsible Exports Plan will be presented for the Environmental Water Caucus by Conner Everts, Executive Director of the Southern California Watershed Alliance.
This alliance represents over 30 organizations including, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club. Their proposal offers a NO tunnels alternative, instead, focusing on sustainability solutions and managing/using our water more efficiently.
So, which is the best solution? You decide.
Join the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation and listen to the experts disagree on the benefits and costs of the three alternative approaches – two tunnels, one tunnel and no tunnels.
This impacts the pocketbook and future of each and every one of us living here in southern California.
Time – 7:00 p.m.
Where – The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
For more information contact: Joan Yacovone at firstname.lastname@example.org