Jan McCleery, a member of the Save the California Delta Alliance (STCDA), is urging residents to attend the meeting and make their collective voices heard.
“STCDA wants to encourage people to attend because this is the last hearing before the Delta Plan becomes final and the last opportunity to influence the Delta Stewardship Council before it adopts the final regulations,” said McCleery. “As it stands, the council has decided not to exercise meaningful oversight of the proposed giant tunnel project (the Peripheral Canal) that will divert over 4,000,000 gallons of water per hour from the Sacramento River to send South.
“The water currently flows through the Delta, much of it reaching Discovery Bay. But after the tunnels are built, no more. We want the council to do its job and take a hard look at this project and impose meaningful restrictions that will protect the Delta and keep it from turning into a stagnant pond. A large community turnout would be very impactful in showing the council that the Delta citizens are very concerned and do not feel the current Delta Plan is sufficient to protect the Delta.”
The meeting will be held at the Ramada Inn & Suites, 1250 Halyard Drive in West Sacramento. People will be meeting at 8 a.m. at the Boardwalk Grill in Discovery Bay to form carpools.