Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Change begins in Marin but we need more.

The election of Pam Hartwell-Herrero to the City Council in Fairfax means that Greens make up a majority of the council members. She joins Greens Larry Bragman and Lew Tremaine.

If this is a sign of that things are changing, I would hope that it continues in Marin. Assembly member Jared Huffman represents the 6th district and led the assembly in ramming through an ill-conceived, poorly crafted set of legislation that will only make a bad situation worse and threatens California's future water supply.

In a release today, the Planning and Conservation League this of the legislation:
Instead of insisting on reducing reliance on unstable Delta water, the package continues the status quo of unsustainable pumping that will further devastate the fishery and lead to more litigation.

Instead of holding people accountable when they illegally divert water, the package makes it harder for state agencies to enforce the law.

Instead of asking the beneficiaries to pay for new water projects, this package relies on more borrowing and for the first time ever allows taxpayer subsidies for new destructive dams that will cripple our environment and our economy.

Huffman will need run for re-election in 2010. His targeted 3rd Senate District seat is filled by Mark Leno and Leno is not going anywhere soon. I would love to see one of the successful Greens in Marin Count take on Huffman in 2010. In fact, I would put some of my own money into that campaign.

It is time that California Democrats learn that there are consequences to ignoring the will of the people and doing the bidding of their moneyed masters.

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