LaMalfa said: “This WRDA bill will help to provide continued stability and new development for NorCal water and flood control infrastructure, while outdated Army Corps of Engineers projects will be phased out in favor of newer and more beneficial projects. I’m pleased that new projects will be prioritized and the role of local stakeholders will be increased, which will benefit our local economy. Perhaps most importantly, local projects like the Sutter Basin levee project on the Feather River will now finally be permitted to proceed as planned. I support this bill and I expect the Senate will send it to the President in short order.”
In June, the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency (SBFCA) was granted $50 million in order to complete the Sutter Basin levee project under a pilot program established under WRDA 2014 that allowed the local agency to complete the work on their own. Unfortunately, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined the project was ineligible for this “local control” pilot program due to language in the WRDA 2014 that states projects can only be eligible if authorized “prior to the date of enactment.” In effect, it means the Sutter Basin levee project would have to be completed by the Army Corps, rather than the local agency that has completed the rest of the work at record time and nearly half the projected cost. S. 3021 specifically eliminates the clause “prior to the date of enactment” from WRDA 2014’s “local control” pilot program, allowing SBFCA to finish the project on their own with the $50 million granted in the Army Corps 2018 Workplan.
The Water Resources Development Act of 2018:
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Doug LaMalfa is a fourth generation rice farmer and business owner who has lived in Northern California all his life. He and his wife, Jill, along with their four children make their home on the family farm in Richvale. Doug attended local schools and grew up learning the value of hard work and community service.
Doug earned his degree in Ag/Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He now manages the family farming business originally founded by his great-grandfather in 1931.
Doug is a strong voice for the North State’s agriculture and resources based economy and for the first district’s farms and businesses.
A conservative leader, Doug LaMalfa has opposed increasing taxes and is a stalwart defender of California’s Proposition 13. With a proven record of fighting on behalf of working families, Doug believes that taxpayers know better than bureaucrats and politicians how to spend and invest their own hard-earned money.
Doug is a strong supporter of private property rights and the author of a Constitutional Amendment to protect Californians against eminent domain abuse.
Water is the North State’s most precious natural resource and Doug LaMalfa believes in protecting our water rights and developing more water storage. He has continually advocated for increasing California’s water supply, supporting planned projects such as Sites Reservoir and the Auburn Dam. Doug has been a leader in opposing burdensome environmental regulations that place fairy shrimp and fish ahead of human needs.
Agriculture and Forestry have been the backbone of northern California’s economy for generations and Doug LaMalfa has made it a priority to educate his fellow Representatives on the importance of resource industries and the beneficial stewardship they provide. Doug successfully authored and passed California’s Forest Fire Protection Act of 2004 to allow landowners to make their rural lands fire-safe.
Doug LaMalfa’s firm beliefs are that government should do no harm and that limited government means government should do only what people cannot do for themselves, in the most efficient manner possible.
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