18 Nov 2009

If you think I was harsh on the water bills...

Read this interview (via DW) with State Senator Wolk (D-Davis). Here are some nice (?) quotations:
  • She told The Record's editorial board Monday that, realistically, the efforts [water bills] were a waste. "It was awful, incredibly awful," Wolk said. "I've never seen anything like this."
  • She said the legislation was written by Westlands Water District, which serves western Fresno and Kings counties, and the Metropolitan Water District, which serves much of Southern California. "They wrote it in private meetings, and then it emerged in the middle of the night."
  • Wolk remains dumbfounded by the role of Sacramento Democrat Darrell Steinberg, president pro tem of the state Senate. Despite representing a county bordering the Delta, Steinberg pushed Schwarzenegger's water package through the Legislature. She called his role "disturbing." Steinberg threw Northern California Democrats "under the bus," Wolk said.
  • In the end, Wolk believes the bills, including an $11.1 billion bond requiring voter approval, were a step backward
Well, I guess we know how she would have voted in the poll!