For months, Governor Jerry Brown has worked on his twin tunnels water project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a controversial project that would move water from the Delta to other parts of the Central Valley.
Brown’s $15.5 billion project has received criticism from people on all political spectrums: farmers, environmentalists and landowners in the Delta.
Dean Cortopassi, a Stockton-based farmer, has qualified a 2016 ballot measure that would halt Governor Brown’s twin tunnels project.
Brown admitted he will have to address the threat to his water project. Although he is still putting together a plan to address the threat, politicos are assuming he will use his $24 million in campaign cash to create a ballot measure to ensure the project’s success.
Because 2016 is a presidential year, it is assumed that voter turnout will be greater, meaning more Democratic voters will turn up to the polls, something that Governor Brown is relying on.
“It’s a good election year,” Brown told the Sacramento Bee. “There’s a few things which I’m not ready to lay out for what we do.”