State Water Board Member Tam Doduc believes the board will approve a Bay-Delta Plan that includes voluntary agreements with agricultural water interests. For that reason, Doduc said she will not seek another term.
Doduc was speaking at a recent meeting of the Planning and Conservation League, an environmental lobbying group. Doduc said she had joined the board to get the Bay-Delta Plan passed. While she “wished otherwise,” moving forward on the plan without a voluntary agreement would be “a nonstarter,” she said. Doduc saw hope in the fact that any plan put forward will go through a complex scientific, legal and policy review by the board, staff and the administration.
Doduc’s fourth term as a board member ended January 15.
Several environmental groups pulled out of Bay-Delta negotiations last year because of the Newsom administration’s commitment to voluntary agreements.