Editorial: State Must Assess Unspent Safe Water Funds
A Sacramento Bee editorial argues that a series of bills that would "shift the responsibility for disbursing safe drinking water funds" between state agencies and make it easier for communities to seek federal funding for water treatment efforts do not "relieve the Legislature and [Gov. Jerry Brown (D)] of ascertaining how this federal money has gone unspent." Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency said that state officials failed to spend $455 million in federal funding that was allocated to improve local drinking water systems.
- "Editorial: Water Funds Go Unspent, Even With Tainted Taps" (Sacramento Bee, 4/24).