Governor Schwarzenegger Dumps the State Reclamation Board

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In California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, flood plains protected by levees for farming are being transformed into sprawling subdivisions. Just two weeks ago, an obscure agency called the State Reclamation Board was pressing cities and counties to consider flood safety before they permitted further urbanization. Last week, Governor Schwarzenegger fired the entire board and replaced every member. Was it a routine political changeover from the Davis Administration or retaliation by farmers and builders? After the gulf state flooding, will California be next? We probe the politics of land development in the flood plain with a specialist on the California Delta as well as current and former reclamation officials.
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Candidates for US Congressional District 48

Brewer's Congressional campaign

Campbell's Congressional campaign

Gilchrist's Congressional campaign

California State Reclamation Board

Governor Schwarzenegger appoints seven to State Reclamation Board

California State Environmental Quality Act



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton