FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mark Nakata
Phone: (559) 351-0852
The California United Water Coalition Plans Second Rally
at Madera County Board of Supervisors Meeting for Water
Equity, Inclusion, and Representation
September 27, 2022, Madera California – The California United Water Coalition (CUWC) will hold a second rally at the Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting today, September 27, 2022, at the County Offices, 200 West 4th Street, Madera, California. This rally is intended to remind the Madera County Board of Supervisors that impacts from fallowing hundreds of thousands of productive acres will cause grave economic impacts including job losses, revenue loss for small businesses, and county services which depend on sales and income tax revenue. Farm workers, business owners, farmers, and local families will address the Board of Supervisors during public comment.
“The Board is considering fees and penalties related to the Prop 218 election which has yet to be validated or certified,” said Mark Nakata, Co-Chairman of CUWC. “We need to continue to put maximum pressure on the Board of Supervisors to audit the recent Prop 218 election results, delay tentative water allocations, postpone rate increases, remove special interest carve-outs, and involve farm workers, farmers, as well as local businessowners in the process. These rates, fees and penalties are truly a form of taxation without representation,” said Mark Nakata, CUWC Co-Chairman. Madera County residents, businessowners, employers, ag workers, farmers, and interested parties are encouraged to join the rally and share their concerns.
California United Water Coalition is comprised of farm workers, families, farmers, business owners, employers, teachers, and your neighbors. We have united to address water inequity access, special interest group’s influence on water policy, and to encourage the State’s water system to be operated and managed the way it was intended.