In conversation with public responses to their proposed water bond, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Senator Dianne Feinstein explain the logic behind the legislation. They present reasons for why they feel that approving the bond is both urgently necessary and beneficial in the long run. From the Los Angeles Times:
We believe this is a balanced and comprehensive approach that will help meet the needs of a growing population — expected to reach 50 million in the next decade. It will help us bank more water in wet years for use in the dry years. And it will meet our common goal of a healthy environment and reliable water supply. Although there are efforts each year to address one piece of the puzzle or another, none of them has yet solved our crisis. What is needed is a comprehensive, statewide plan — and we must move swiftly.
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Source: Los Angeles Times