It’s no secret that California is experiencing an unprecedented drought, but what does that mean for our day-to-day lives? What will Governor Jerry Brown’s recent $1.1 billion drought relief package, signed earlier this month, do to help mitigate the impact of the drought? What should we be doing to help?
To take a closer look at what the state and the city is doing to respond to this historic drought, the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica (LWVSM) will be hosting a free community forum at the Santa Monica Public Library Main Branch on Saturday, April 25 from 2 to 4 p.m.
“Roberta Borgonovo, chairperson of the League of Women Voters of California (LWVC) Water Committee will join Luis Cetina, a principal government and regional affairs representative from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) to bring us up to date on their responses to the water shortage,” LWVSM officials said in a press release. “A city representative will be on hand to answer questions about how state and regional policies affect us here in Santa Monica.”
Bogonovo is a founding member of the California Urban Water Conservation Council as well as LWVC representative to the CALFED Bay Area/Delta Council. He will talk about the water bond passed by voters in 2014 that allotted more than $7 billion to address watershed, storage and suppy issues.
Cetina serves on the MWD’s Engineering and Water Management Committees and is also a member of the Association of California Water Agencies Water Management Committee. His experience at the MWD includes survey work, water supply forecasting, and legislative and policy analysis.