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Rein in egregiouswater customers
Re: “Snowpack stage at 10-year low” (Web page A1, Jan. 3).
The unpredictability of the winter snow season is actually having an impact on California’s water provide, however that’s not the one danger to our more and more unreliable water provides.
Meals & Water Watch has discovered that oil and gasoline operators devoured 3 billion gallons of freshwater between 2018 and 2021. Expanded nut crop acres required greater than 520 billion gallons extra water in 2021 than simply 4 years prior, and alfalfa irrigation guzzles round 945 billion gallons of water per 12 months. Mega-dairies use greater than 142 million gallons per day.
Gov. Newsom should use his government and emergency powers to cease the egregious misuse of California water by each stopping the growth of large-scale farming operations and oil and gasoline drilling, and investing in really sustainable local weather initiatives. If we don’t achieve this shortly, the one factor predictable about our water provide is which industries will proceed to use it.
Chirag BhaktaCalifornia Director, Meals & Water WatchSan Francisco
Ignoring property crimeleads to worse habits
Property crime in San Jose has actually gotten uncontrolled and one thing must be achieved. Automotive thefts, break-ins, sideshows and vandalism really feel just like the equal of damaged home windows in neighborhoods. If these points are uncared for, the crimes will simply get extra critical.
Other than putting in cameras and alarms and having canines roam our property at night time, what can particular person residents do with out assist from San Jose police and the District Lawyer’s workplace? What ought to we be anticipated to do? Nobody desires neighborhood vigilante teams in San Jose. Police must patrol all of the neighborhoods. Perpetrators must face penalties. Why aren’t our property taxes and gross sales tax income offering for these fundamental providers?
Kris Giannini KellySan Jose
Overlaying undocumentedimmigrants can’t stand
Re: “Medi-Cal provides undocumented immigrants” (Web page A1, Dec. 31) and “Medi-Cal reform threatens look after susceptible, suppliers argue” (Web page B1, Jan. 1).
The Dec. 31 article headlined “Medi-Cal provides undocumented immigrants” was regarding and compounded with the following day’s article about Medi-Cal reform forcing present psychological well being and dependancy providers to shut. Not solely is California the one state to fund complete well being look after undocumented immigrants of all ages, but it surely additionally holds the excellence of caring for 28% of the American unhoused inhabitants, for which psychological well being and dependancy providers are desperately wanted.
That’s amid the backdrop of California’s $68 billion deficit regardless of elevated federal funding. With California struggling to make ends meet, prioritizing taxpayer cash on well being protection for undocumented immigrants is unsustainable.
Okay. KeaneySan Jose