By Don Rae

Californians have the highest taxes, energy prices, and water prices, in the nation.  Now, you can have the most expensive fish dinner in the history of mankind, thanks to the policies of Democrats. Cost estimates to restore the 153 miles of the river from Friant Dam to the confluence of the Merced River range from $890 million to $2 billion.

Between 250,000 and 360,000 acre-feet of water are specifically dedicated to fish habitat on the San Joaquin. Recently 5 fish were caught in the subject area. A conservative cost estimate reveals each of the five fish caught cost taxpayers and water users $178,000,000. And each of those fish needed 50,000 acre-feet of water per year.

The Sacramento City Council voted “to set aside up to $300,000 for a network of legal, educational and faith-based nonprofit groups that will help residents with immediate immigration problems and advise them how to protect children and assets if parents are deported.” 

Councilman Steve Hansen called the situation an “emergency” and targeted the money for “legal guardianships.” Mayor Steinberg went on record that “we are not a city that will exchange people’s civil rights for money.” The mayor, an attorney, did not indicate which civil right was in play in the spending of taxpayer funds on illegal immigrants present in the United States illegally.