California News: Statement from Mayor London Breed on Progress of Voluntary Agreement for Tuolumne River

San Francisco, CA (STL.News) – San Francisco Mayor London Breed has issued the following statement on the updated Voluntary Agreement solution for Tuolumne River submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board.  The City and its partners developed the agreement as an alternative to the updated Bay Delta Plan approved by the State Water Resources Control Board in December.

“Today, San Francisco joined a broad coalition of stakeholders in support of advancing the Voluntary Agreement solution for the Tuolumne River.  The plans laid out today, which include specific costs and timelines for restoration projects on the river, are further evidence that we remain fully committed to that cause.

I have always maintained that a Voluntary Agreement between stakeholders is the best option to quickly advance solutions that we know will promote a healthy ecosystem that supports the fish and wildlife on the Tuolumne River.

There is still much more work to be done and I pledge that San Francisco will continue our commitment to work with the State Water Board and our environmental stakeholders.

I want to thank Governor Gavin Newsom and his team for their leadership in advancing these important and complex discussions over the past two months. I also want to thank Senator Dianne Feinstein, various environmental organizations, the irrigation districts, and numerous other public and private entities for their support.”