A measure on the November ballot will ask voters whether they want San Francisco to study restoring Hetch Hetchy Valley.
The same measure will ask people whether they want to study draining the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.
Opponents in this upcoming ballot fight are hunkering down in their trenches about the language that will be used to describe the measure to voters. And to an extent, both sides are right. Read More
You may soon be asked to sign an innocuous-sounding petition urging The City to develop “a sustainable water supply.” A laudable goal and one that San Francisco voters and city leaders have already committed to and are spending billions of dollars to achieve.But don’t be fooled. Camouflaged in the petition’s language is the real goal of this measure: to drain the Bay Area’s largest and most important source of drinking water and clean energy — the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Read More
Power from the San Francisco-owned Hetch Hetchy system is providing electricity for the redevelopment of the shuttered Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.
Eventually the hydroelectric power, which is generated from the Hetch Hetchy dam in Yosemite, will power the new homes and offices in the area. Read More