Will major scandal at Metropolitan Water District save Delta communities from the tunnel?

By Scott Thomas Anderson | March 2, 2021 | Sacramento News and Review

Metropolitan Water District, the driving financial and political force behind the proposed Delta tunnel, has suddenly found itself on the verge of losing one of its most important customers – the City of Los Angeles. The possibility of a break between California’s largest city and its largest water contractor comes after a host of women and members of the LGBTQ community said they were victims of sexual harassment, intimidation and retaliation while working for the latter.

The revelation has drawn MWD into a new arena of fire, one that’s separate from its ongoing standoff with conservationists, indigenous tribes, regional farmers, tax watchdogs and Northern California’s fishing industry about the future of the Delta.

“…There’s a real sense of imperialism with Met when it comes to how they treat the Delta communities, and now it seems like that’s something that might carry through to other aspects of its organization,” said Osha Meserve, an attorney who represents the Delta’s reclamation districts. “This could be really destabilizing for the tunnel project. There’s significant potential for LA to be a leader in coming up with some minimum standards for what kind of agency they want to get water from. If Met doesn’t share their values, whether it’s the treatment of women or destroying the environment, then they should step away.”

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Community Education – Tenants’ Rights and Food Stamps

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened many problems throughout our community and created a litany of new ones. It is important to show our most vulnerable brothers and sisters that they need not face these challenges alone.

Each year, the UC Davis School of Law organizes a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With a reputation for public service and racial justice, the King Hall community is eager to help during this time of unprecedented crisis. On January 18th, students will work alongside LSNC to offer webinars & clinics through Zoom. The schedule consists of two LSNC-led webinars focusing on government benefits that provide vital aid to the Davis and Sacramento communities. Each webinar will be followed by a clinic led by students. These clinics will be conducted through Zoom break-out rooms so that individual questions may receive tailored answers. The Zoom links for each webinar & clinic are provided below. All times listed are in Pacific time.

The first webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and will provide instruction on how to apply for CalFresh. The second webinar will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will focus on eviction and tenant’s rights. The webinars are scheduled to last an hour and the student clinics will begin shortly after each webinar ends.


Happening January 18, 2021

Happening January 18, 2021

CalFresh (Food Stamps) during the COVID-19 Emergency

10:00am Webinar

(clinic to follow immediately after)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/97271660688?pwd=M3dnTDl4YTlxT0MxK2hIckZEQlRWdz09
Passcode: 477360
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,97271660688# or +12532158782,,97271660688#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099
Webinar ID: 972 7166 0688

11:00am Clinic

[Audio and/or Video]
1) Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ucdavislaw.zoom.us/j/96669765614

2) Android and iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,96669765614# or +12532158782,,96669765614#

[Audio only]
3) Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 966 6976 5614
International numbers available: https://ucdavislaw.zoom.us/u/acvqmeWrSQ


Tenant Rights in Evictions during the COVID-19 Emergency

5:30pm Webinar

(clinic to follow immediately after)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/93367481038?pwd=NVV1YnN0NHRTaURHTE9zRHNEQk1LUT09
Passcode: 756552
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,93367481038# or +12532158782,,93367481038#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 933 6748 1038

6:30pm Clinic

[Audio and/or Video]
1) Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ucdavislaw.zoom.us/j/95330020970
2) Android and iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,95330020970# or +12532158782,,95330020970#
[Audio only]
3) Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 953 3002 0970
International numbers available: https://ucdavislaw.zoom.us/u/ausfdK4qm


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