Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47)announced that she has introduced a bill to help improve Orange Countyâ€™s access to clean, reliable sources of water. H.R. 5039 would authorize $26 million in federal funding for the expansion of the Orange County Water Districtâ€™s Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS). The largest water purification project of its kind in the world, the GWRS takes highly treated wastewater and purifies it to levels that meet state and federal drinking water standards.
The Orange County Register reports that Most O.C. districts say no to Race To The Top Reforms. As few as nine Orange County school districts have committed to implement sweeping reforms championed under President Obama’s federal Race to the Top grant program for schools, leaving up to 19 ineligible to receive the potentially millions of federal stimulus dollars that California is seeking.
I had the opportunity to sit down with San Francisco Mayor Gavin NewsomÂ Tuesday afternoonÂ in the offices of the Orange County Labor Federation prior to his town hall meeting at Santa Ana College. Newsom is running for Governor and has conducted town hall meetings across the state talking to voters, introducing himself and his goals…
HT to Martin Wisckol over at Total Buzz. Anaheim and Santa Ana, which jointly administer the countyâ€™s Urban Areas Security Initiative, will get $12.8 million in homeland security funds to develop and implement anti-terrorism strategies, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove, announced today. Read the rest here.