Governor thaws frozen bonds
April 23, 2009 § 1 Comment
After 4+ months of being on hold, environmental projects such as the Topanga berm removal and stream restoration, Malibu Lagoon restoration, and Ballona Wetlands restorations will be kicking back into gear.
The state was able to sell some bonds and so infrastructure projects are back in business.
Happy enviros are forwarding the Gov’s press release and scouring the lists to see if their project is on it, and with some confusion, as different lists are circulating.
While relieved at this turn of events, I wonder if we’ve advanced any discussions about the meaning/wisdom of depending on bonds for funding, our microcosm of the financial morass taking place in the macrocosm. Just sayin’…
Because of this kick-in-the-rear, we started having weekly phone calls. We organized and got our message out, eventually. Something called the Association of Contractors and Conservation Workers got started. The challenge is to build this into a statewide organization that has clout and at the same time get ourselves of the bond-funding merry go round.