Pleading With Bureaucrats
If they won't listen to a U.S. Senator, we don't think the Supervisors will get very far with this argument.
Apr 11, 2016
It should be painfully obvious to just about everyone by now that pleading with the water bureaucrats to use their flexibility to pump more water to the Central Valley is an exercise in futility. How long have we been watching Dianne Feinstein do this over and over?
Nevertheless, Kings County Supervisors have been sucked into the 'pleading with bureaucrats' strategy to solve our water problems. We want to make it clear that we welcome local political leaders like supervisors, city councils and mayors getting into the water wars and are glad they are willing to speak up. But, it is clear by now to all of us that the bureaucrats are not willing to use their flexibility to help us. If they won't listen to a U.S. Senator, we don't think the Supervisors will get very far with this argument.
We've been asking Senator Feinstein for a long time to stop begging the bureaucrats because it does no good. The law needs to be changed to force them to pump more water south. If you local politicians want to get involved, please put some pressure on Senator Feinstein to change the law. Don't let her keep getting away with saying it can't be changed.
We said the same thing to the Fresno Bee about a month ago in our newsletter "The Bee Must be Stronger!" where they said the Bureau of Reclamation's decisions defy common sense. The Bee also got sucked into the 'pleading' game and it did no good.
Congressman Jim Costa also tried to reason with the bureaucrats about flexibility and got nowhere. You can watch it here.
If you want to get into the 'pleading with bureaucrats' game we think you're wasting your time.
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