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June 24, 2022 June Delta Counties Coalition Summit - Shared screen with speaker view
Natasha Drane
51:07
Sorry about the technology glitch! We'll upload the video to www.savingthedelta.net following the event.
Teresa Flewellyn
54:44
I lost video......???
Angela Lowrey
55:20
Good morning - can a copy of the video be shared here in chat or an it be sent to us via email? Thanks
Natasha Drane
56:59
Video will be available online after the event at www.savingthedelta.net
Melinda
01:03:41
Has RTD looked at health impacts related to extensive amount of cement used in construction in terms of air quality?
Melinda
01:05:28
Will location of the numerous cement batch plants be located near the disadvantaged communities in the Delta?
Melinda
01:13:48
The two primary purposes the state decided to reclaim these swamp and overflow lands to productive agriculture were economic and health. Farm revenue would boost the economy and the number of malaria deaths that were a significant health problem would also be reduced.
Melinda
01:17:01
Have the Delta counties been successful in discussions with the state and SWP contractors about mitigating transportation impacts to road surfaces and levees underneath? In the prior EIRs, if counties refused to cost share in road repairs, then it would be an unavoidable impact -- leaving the counties to bear 100% of the financial burden to repair roads every year for 14 years of project construction.
Natasha Drane
01:20:29
Yes, slides will be available on savingthedelta.net
Melinda
01:21:53
As Barbara mentioned blight will also be a result due to abandonment of properties because residents and works will be unable to access their homes, businesses, or farmland.
Natasha Drane
01:23:13
Yes, a recording of the event will also be available after the event on www.savingthedelta.net
Melinda
01:24:43
NDWA has a video highlighting impacts to our communities from the tunnel project. I will forward a copy if you send me email address to send it.
Monica Brown
01:27:04
Melinda: This is Supervisor Monica Brown mebrown@solanocounty.com Please send me the video. This is a great presentation.
Zuna Barker- City of Pittsburg
01:29:41
Would you be able to send a link to CEQA where we would be able to make comments.
KarenMann
01:30:25
I agree - excellent presentation - thank you!!!
Natasha Drane
01:32:29
We'll include information about how to engage in the EIR comment process on www.savingthedelta.net
Erik Vink - Delta Protection Commission
01:40:06
To receive the Delta Protection Commission's Section106 (National Historic Preservation Act) newsletter that Kelly Taber mentioned in her presentation, please go to: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/CNRA/signup/31774
Melinda
01:42:44
It's always been frustrating that the state refuses to conduct a proper cost/benefit analysis in accordance with DWR's guidelines.
Melinda
01:46:37
Support by exporters seem to be waning if only 62% of MWD board vote to continue funding and recently only 3 of the 5 Zone 7 board members voted to approve additional planning funding. The two that voted no expressed concerns with adverse impacts in the Delta.
Melinda
01:48:43
Every dollar that the SWP contractor agencies spend on tunnel planning and 14-year construction is millions of dollars they are unable to spend on local water supply infrastructure to reduce their reliance on the Delta.
Melinda
01:51:44
Have the counties or Jeff done an analysis of job loss in each Delta county if local projects such as schools, hospitals, roads, etc. cannot move forward to due air quality restrictions if tunnel project is using up all available air credits?
Karen Hull
01:53:37
Can you tell us what percentage this proposed diversion of water reflects as a total percentage of water that moves through the Delta in its current state?
Melinda
02:43:16
California has a $75 billion budget surplus this year, so the Supervisor is correct that there is certainly state funding available to improve the levees to reduce risk of failure from storm events and earthquakes. Yet, the state is only providing $10 million to the Delta Levees Maintenance Subvention program this year and has not been consistently appropriated funding the Delta Special Projects levee program.