My Delta advocacy
has been very personal to me. My father,
the late State Senator John A. Nejedly, is well known for his leadership
fighting against then Gov. Jerry Brown and his Peripheral Canal in 1980-1982
and I have found myself fighting against the 21st century version known as the
"Twin Tunnels" and the same/new Gov. Jerry Brown.
Lead the creation
of the Delta County Coalition (DCC) to protect Delta Counties against state and
federal politics that protect south Delta water exporters over in-Delta
interests. I knew from my dad's fight
against the Peripheral Canal that the Delta Counties needed to stand strong
together in order to be effective. And
Fought for Delta
solutions that protect and enhance our Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta from
further degradation, environmental harm and advocated for affordable and
reasonable solutions that actually create water for all Californians.
achieved in the 2009 Delta Reform Act a stronger Delta Protection Commission,
creation of the Delta Conservancy and a seat on the newly formed Delta
Stewardship Council for a Delta County Supervisor.
"No Tow Zone" for Delta waterway safety. While this was considered controversial by a
few, it has made an enormous impact on saving lives and raising awareness in a
very dangerous and congested area of the Delta.
successful efforts for greater funding and treatment to fight invasive aquatic
weeds in the Delta (egeria dense, water hyacinth, etc.).