Support Encasing The New River

Resolution Number SACL09.03

Support Encasing The New River

WHEREAS, the Democratic Party consistently champions the well-being of all citizens by seeking to build healthy, livable and sustainable communities;

WHEREAS, the New River that transverses the international border between Mexicali, Mexico and Imperial County has been declared the most polluted river in the United States; this denies the citizens of Imperial County a healthy and environmentally livable condition; and

WHEREAS, per the existing treaty between the United States and Mexico to improve the health of both communities, it is the responsibility of the United States government to encase the New River at the border for approximately three miles to the north, and as Mexico has already encased the New River on its side of the border, it is time for the United States Government to do the same for Imperial County residents;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party supports this resolution to improve the quality of life for the Citizens of Imperial County; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be circulated to Democratic state legislators in the region.

Submitted by Imperial County Democratic Central Committee, Antonio P. Tirado, Chair

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Adopted by the Executive Board
Of the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Burlingame
July 19, 2009

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