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Buchanan talks water and other Sac'to issues

Original post made on Oct 28, 2009

Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D., Alamo) is treading the water maze along with the rest of the state legislators this week as they study Assembly and House bills that aim at overhauling the state's water system. Buchanan talked in an interview Oct. 14 about the size of the conveyance - otherwise known as a peripheral canal - being proposed to move water around the Delta to a pumping station to be sent to Southern California.

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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Oct 28, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Buchanan bemoans the fact that term limits don't allow for the development of relationships. Let's guess who wanted to limit her own term by running for another office after just a few months in the assembly.

Joan, we can and will fix your term limit next November. It will go to zero.

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Posted by Voter
a resident of Danville
on Oct 29, 2009 at 7:31 am

Rick: Agree 100% with you! She lost all credibility by running for a new office just 2 months after being elected to her current position. Voters remember these things, Joan.

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Posted by Fred F
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 29, 2009 at 8:15 am

Joan says, "...that members of Congress can accomplish more because they have no term limits."

This is an outrageous comment from an elected official. Of course congressmen have a term limit. It's whenever voters get sick and tired of tax and spend liberal agendas. Their term ends when they get thrown out of office by the voters!!!!

Do you really think that once elected, a congress critter serves for life???

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Posted by Jan Howe
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Perhaps on error in political judgement does not condemn all politicians to the junk heap. I may have my own quibbles w/ the Assemblywoman about health reform issues, but as a practical voter, I feel obligated to keep educating her -- not handing out unconstructive criticism -- no one learns a thing if we stop talking with each other. Delta water plans will affect us all in the pocketbook, socially as well as politically. Those water bonds will suck the general fund dry w/ interest payments. My grandkids won't get the education, social services, infrastructure , jobs, or quality of life I had because the "canal" bonds are just one more overly expensive debt this state doesn't need right now.

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