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Local Leaders Weigh in on Water Bond Priorities

Posted Monday, June 9th 2014 @ 2pm  by KFBK News

Mayor Kevin Johnson was at the State Capitol today, joining with other leaders to push priorities in a new water bond.

There are no fewer than seven proposals floating around the legislature, and Sacramento's mayor, farmers, business owners and water suppliers have outlined just what should be in a final product.

"It's about economic development, and it's about a sustainable future," Johnson said. 

The North State Water Alliance, as the group is called, wants water rights maintained, more storm water management and recycling, protection of migratory corridors for fish, and "smart storage with dedicated environmental benefits."

Bryce Lundberg with Lundberg Family Farms says that could include the proposed Sites Reservoir.

The bills before the legislature would replace a bond already on the November ballot, and would cost billions.

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