From PCL Insider 1-10-08
The California Legislature reconvened on Monday, and we already have good news to report from the Capitol…
GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOR CONFIRMED STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD MEMBERS
After a hiccup in the confirmation process last fall, on Wednesday the Senate Rules Committee confirmed the appointments of Frances Spivy-Weber and Arthur G. Baggett, Jr. to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). We expect the confirmation to pass on the Senate Floor as well.
Noting that the candidates were “presiding over a dysfunctional system not of [their] cause,” committee chairman and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata said he hopes to see the SWRCB “operating more aggressively” in 2008. That sounds good to us, too!
We congratulate Ms. Spivy-Weber and Mr. Baggett on their confirmations, and look forward to working with them and other SWRCB members and staff to resolve the critical water issues facing California.