Daylight and Water – The Ukiah Day-to-day Journal


For all you Trump haters out there you can not say he hasn’t accomplished a thing for us Uber Californians.

In reality, he’s accomplished a couple of very good issues.

He not too long ago supported and then signed into law, our ideal to develop hemp.

Of course, the ink was barely dry on the new law when our board of supervisors place some ink on their personal new urgency ordinance establishing a short-term moratorium on the cultivation of hemp.

Of course, I know a handful of people who say they program to develop hemp anyway considering that they think that federal law “trumps” nearby ordinances.

Also the President stated in a tweet the other day, “Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!”

That is pretty cool for the reason that voters overwhelmingly authorized Proposition 7 that tends to make DST permanent in California as lengthy as the feds sign off on the implementation of this proposition. And with Trumpwork Orange now completely behind deep-sixing the twice-a-year altering of clocks backwards and forwards every single spring and fall, we should really quickly be enjoying a somewhat brighter and lighter planet.

New Bill Would Produce “Drinking Water Trust”

New proposed legislation was introduced by Senator Caballero (D-Salinas) to create the Protected Drinking Water Trust, which would assistance neighborhood water systems in disadvantaged communities present access to protected drinking water. SB 669 is sponsored by ACWA and the California Municipal Utilities Association. By the way, my water district is a member of ACWA.

The Trust would be developed in the State Treasury and funded with Basic Fund dollars for the duration of a state price range surplus year. The principal would be invested and the net earnings from the Trust would be transferred to a Protected Drinking Water Fund, which the State Water Sources Handle Board would administer.

This proposal would build a sturdy funding supply for fees connected with operation and upkeep and consolidation efforts and would complement current federal and state funding sources for capital fees. The record price range surplus for the 2019-’20 fiscal year presents an chance to build and fund the Trust.

SB 669, the Protected Drinking Water Trust, is an option option, i.e., an anti-tax bill to the proposed statewide water tax, which is getting proposed by Governor Newsom via price range trailer bill language (pretty related to the 2018 price range trailer bill language that did not pass). Here are its main elements:

• The Trust’s principal would be initially financed with a one particular-time infusion of Basic Fund dollars for the duration of a price range surplus year.

• There is a record price range surplus for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year, which tends to make it the great time to build and fund the Trust.

• Funding the Trust through the Basic Fund serves as a progressive supply of income, as taxpayers with greater earnings would contribute far more, though reduced earnings taxpayers would contribute significantly less.

• The Trust’s principal would be invested, and the net earnings would be transferred to a Protected Drinking Water Fund, which the State Water Board would administer.

I’ll preserve you apprised on any developments with each of these bills.

Jim Shields is the Mendocino County Observer’s editor and publisher, and is also the lengthy-time district manager of the Laytonville County Water District. Listen to his radio system “This and That” every single Saturday at 12 noon on KPFN 105.1 FM, also streamed reside:


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