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WATER: What Cities Need to Know about the Governor’s Emergency Drought Relief Package

March 20, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown and Legislative leaders on Thursday announced a $1 billion emergency drought relief spending package that will accelerate the release of much need funding.
 
Of particular note to cities, the package includes $267 million for water recycling and drinking water quality projects and programs; $19.9 million for emergency drinking water; and $24 million for local food assistance programs.

The emergency drought relief package also includes $660 million in Proposition 1E funds to assist with essential flood control projects, primarily in the Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin Valley.
 
The Legislature is planning to vote on the emergency drought relief package next week before they depart for spring recess.


 
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