Democratic Senator Lois Wolk represents the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region - and she's long felt the bond approved in 2009 was a bad piece of legislation. Now that it's been pushed back a second time, Wolk has introduced a bill that would start over:
Wolk: "We're looking at a
workable, affordable, practical bond for which there is general
But Tim Quinn with the Association of California Water Agencies says that would be a mistake.
Quinn: "That legislation was
arguably a couple of decades in the making and it was nothing short
of a political miracle. And we believe it's very important
that we don't go back and renegotiate that deal."
Other lawmakers have floated the idea of reducing the size of the bond - but keeping the balance of funding goals intact.