Monday, July 21, 2014
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Water rights

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From page A5 | March 24, 2014 |

EDITOR:

Dear citizens of Congressional District 4. We all need to wake up and take our Congressional representative to task for his support of stripping us of our state and local water rights.

Mr. McClintock was a state senator from Thousand Oaks before his run for Congress of the U.S. He has been a professional politician since young adulthood and actually never lived in our district, but stayed at his mother’s place in Elk Grove before running for the state Senate. This was after a long Assembly career and several unsuccessful runs for various state of California offices while representing southern Califorians.

He is not interested in our welfare in El Dorado County. Just look at what he has been up to in the Congress, regarding federal take-over of our local California water rights, and you should be able to figure this out. Those of us that voted for him have been hoodwinked. He has twice now tried to get federal control over our district water rights. He has a bill pending now with the term emergency in it. It, the bill, is an emergency for us, for sure.

How does this jive with the local anathema against federal control of local issues that he supposedly represents? There was a local editorial about this in the Mountain Democrat newspaper recently and no matter your politics or persuasion you, as a concerned citizen and hopefully voter, should take note.

Wake up before it is too late. The contracts let, federally, water sell at a pittance to farmers in the West Hills area. He has no constituents that this would benefit. Not one. His very small portion of Fresno County, that the 4th includes, is a Foothill area, just like here. Does this not send up a red flag?

Does your local agricultural water come all that cheap for the small farming concerns that are embodied in District 4? Start asking yourself some questions and contact our representative about this matter before it is too late.

CHRISTINE DANNAKER
Georgetown

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