May 23, 2009
BURBANK — The main water wholesaler for Southern California has no plans to bump up allotments to member agencies such as Burbank and Glendale despite an announcement from the state Department of Water Resources that it would release 10% more water to the region. Officials with California State Water Project this week announced plans to increase allotments from 30% to 40% for wholesalers, or about 200,000 additional acre-feet for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, spokesman Armando Acuna said.
April 8, 2009
CITY HALL — Burbank Water and Power officials, citing legal matters, are canceling an annual fact-finding tour that would have sent up to three dozen city leaders, including two from the City Council, to California State Water Project facilities and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The annulment, requested by the city attorney’s office due to possible conflicts of interest, comes less than two weeks before the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is scheduled to consider water rate hikes of 35%. The City Council plans to vote on the matter shortly after the district’s ruling.