The City of Los Angeles and its henchmen, the Department of Water and Power (DWP) continue to find ways to divert drops of water on the Eastside to fill the water bottles and pools of the Kardashian family and their servants.
The latest attempt to shut off water to rancher lessees in Long Valley prompted Mono County Supervisors to send a letter to the leaders of the City of Los Angeles asking them to reconsider the plan.
Leases were introduced to ranchers at the end of March sans water allotments. This means ranchers will have to rely on rain for irrigation and keeping pasturelands healthy. The area is prime breeding ground for the Bi-state sage grouse that was nearly listed as an Endangered Species in 2015, but was saved that label due in part to the concerted efforts of private and public stakeholders who have protected its habitat, i.e., Long Valley.
Supervisor Fred Stump asked rhetorically at an April board meeting if Garcetti, who has announced he will run for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat in 2020 and is branding himself as environmentally friendly, was even aware of what DWP is planning. Stump wonders if Garcetti really wants to be known as the mayor who destroyed the Bi-state sage grouse.
Garcetti replied on May 1 stating that the DWP will research the possible environmental impacts of the proposal over the next six months, during which time ranchers will receive water comparable to 2016 alottments.