The Governor stood at a levee site near the tiny town of Knights Landing, outside of Woodland, and said the repairs on 29 critical sites would benefit the entire state, because if a levee broke along the Sacramento River system, it could jeopardize drinking water flow to Southern California.
He also took the opportunity to make a pitch for Proposition 1E on the November ballot:
Before the next rainy season, we are waiting for the people to approve the 4 point 1 billion dollars that is on the ballot to improve our levees, the rest of the levees, the state and federal levees.
The money would be used for flood control projects and levee repair work in the Central Valley and along the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The governor’s opponent in November, Democrat Phil Angelides, also supports the levee bond.