Indio hearing to focus on water bond

October 29th, 2013 | by Ian James | Comments

As state officials consider how to prepare for worsening water shortages in California, a group of lawmakers will hold a public hearing in Indio this Wednesday to discuss a proposal for a water bond that would go before voters next year.

The public hearing will be led by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) and Assemblyman Brian Dahle (R-Bieber).

Pérez has argued that the proposed $5 billion water bond being considered by lawmakers should include funding for projects to cope with looming environmental problems at the shrinking Salton Sea.

Rendon, chairman of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, has supported Pérez’s stance, saying the water bond would be an appropriate vehicle for the state to set aside money for the Salton Sea.

The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Indio City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Mall in Indio.

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