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July 27, 2014

Cannon Michael: Water bond should be top priority

With California continuing to endure three straight years of drought with no end in sight, we must have a new water bond that provides us a safe and reliable water supply. We know that the state will continue to grow in population and the demand for water will increase. Even after the negotiations to pass a new bond failed in June, I am pleased that legislators like Sen. Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, have taken such an active role in keeping the water bond discussion alive.

With California continuing to endure three straight years of drought with no end in sight, we must have a new water bond that provides us a safe and reliable water supply. We know that the state will continue to grow in population and the demand for water will increase. Even after the negotiations to pass a new bond failed in June, I am pleased that legislators like Sen. Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, have taken such an active role in keeping the water bond discussion alive.

Gov. Jerry Brown has already stated he will not support the bond currently on the ballot and without his support convincing the rest of the state that we must pass the bond will be a much tougher fight. We in the Central Valley are feeling the effects of this drought every day with fallowed land, fewer jobs and unsafe drinking water. When the Legislature reconvenes in August, this should be their top priority.

Cannon Michael, Los Banos

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