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Wolk talking about water bond at Lathrop town hall meeting
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LATHROP – Lois Wolk, one of the most vocal opponents of Proposition 18, or the California Water Bond, in the November ballot, will give a presentation on this hot-button issue on Thursday at the Lathrop Chamber of Commerce office.

Supporters call this initiative the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010. If approved by voters, Prop. 18 will give the state government the green light to borrow $11.1 billion to overhaul California’s water system.

The Democrat senator of Davis who represents the 5th state senate district that includes most of San Joaquin County including Manteca, Lathrop, Stockton, French Camp and Tracy, will begin her presentation at 5:30 p.m.

Mary Kennedy-Bracken, CEO and president of the Lathrop Chamber, is encouraging anyone interested in attending the “town hall meeting to come early because there will be standing-room only.”

Kennedy-Bracken said Wolk “will do a meet-and-greet prior to her talk” and will be there to answer questions from anybody after the presentation.

Others staunchly opposed to the Water Bond have criticized the passage of the water policy-bond package because it did not have any input from Delta farmers, fishermen, California Indian tribes, and environmental groups, among others. The initiative was passed during the special legislative session in November. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger collaborated to pass the water bond.

Wolk’s fifth senate district includes most of the counties that make up the Delta, as well as much of the Sacramento River Delta, the Central Valley and parts of urban Sacramento and the San Francisco North Bay.

The Lathrop Chamber of Commerce office is located next to Starbucks in the Save Mart shopping center located at North Harlan Road just south of Lathrop Road.

For further details, contact Kennedy-Bracken at (209) 858-4486.