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February 12, 2018
Stormwater managers have been pulled between competing goals – improving water quality, and the need to limit costs within municipal budgets that support multiple priorities, such as transportation and community health. The requirement to do the “maximum extent practicable” to achieve water quality standards only reinforced this tension. However, contexts are changing as Municipal Separate... Read more » Continue Reading
October 17, 2017
Our need to mitigate and adapt to climate change adds to the existing stress on California’s water and land resources. As tax payers continue to approve billions of dollars for conservation, we have the responsibility to innovate how bonds and general funds are used, maximizing their impact to achieve multiple goals. Moving beyond policies that… Read more »Continue Reading
August 21, 2015
“Where did the money go? What do you have to show for it? How does this program benefit me?” Questions from Joe Public and Funder Jane used to send Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) staffers on perpetual data mining missions that were laborious and time-consuming. And yet, as administrators of the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP),… Read more »Continue Reading