As we noted in today's State Worker column, General Manager James Beck sent a letter on behalf of the Kern County Water Agency to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on July 13 requesting that he exempt from furloughs key Department of Water Resources employees working on the massive State Water Project .
You can read Beck's letter by clicking here. His argument: State Water Project employees are not paid from the general fund and "the furloughs of DWR employees potentially cause further harm to the state's economy by interrupting/delaying water supplies to the agricultural users of the San Joaqin Valley region of the State."
Beck didn't get what he wanted. Click here to read the response letter from DPA.
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