STATEMENT FROM MAYOR LONDON BREED ON STATE’S DECISION TO DELAY VOTE ON BAY-DELTA PLAN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, 415-554-6131
MAYOR LONDON BREED ON STATE’S DECISION TO DELAY VOTE ON BAY-DELTA PLAN
“I want to thank the State Water Resources Control Board for their decision today to delay voting on an update to the Bay-Delta Plan.
I am supportive of taking a collaborative approach whenever possible to find solutions to the issues we face. Like Governor Brown and Governor-Elect Newsom, I believe the best solution to this problem will come from voluntary negotiated agreements with the State that will deliver the best results for both the ecosystem of the Bay Delta and the residents of San Francisco. By delaying a vote today to pursue these alternatives, we can avoid lengthy and costly litigation that would significantly harm efforts to strengthen the Bay Delta environment.
I look forward to continue working with our state and local leaders on a solution that restores the vibrant fish and wildlife habitats of the Bay Delta while ensuring water reliability for 2.7 million Bay residents who depend upon this vital natural resource. I am confident that we will find an answer that positively serves our environment and our residents.”