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Palo Alto backs Gilroy against water district

Original post made on May 12, 2010

Palo Alto and Gilroy don't seem like natural bedfellows, but the two cities are now united in opposition against a redistricting plan adopted by the Santa Clara Valley Water District that squeezes the university town in the north and the agricultural community in the south into an awkward, crescent-shaped district.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 2:07 PM

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Posted by Gus
a resident of another community
on May 12, 2010 at 10:06 am

The article about the SCVWD redistricting map states: "The new districts are unlikely to have any major impacts on Palo Alto, which belongs to a coalition of cities that get their water from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, not the Santa Clara water district". True for your drinking water, but the SCVWD also supports flood protection and stream stewardship as part of its primary mission. Surely these are of concern to Palo Alto.


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