The Growth Lobby Dumps Big Bucks Into The Move To Make Us Drink CAP Water
SUPPORTERS OF PROP 201 have raised nearly $200,000 in the effort to overturn the Water Consumer Protection Act, passed by 57 percent of the voters in 1995.
There are two committees backing Prop 201: The Safe and Sensible Water Committee, formed by pool builder Chuck Freitas, who spearheaded the effort to put the initiative on the ballot; and The Responsible Water Coalition, formed by Steve Weatherspoon, a local attorney who serves on the Central Arizona Water Conservation District.
The two groups have raised more than $200,000 to push Prop 201, which would repeal the Water Consumer Protection Act and thus reintroduce CAP water into local homes. This partial list of contributors to the two committees is, in essence, an X-ray of Tucson's powerful Growth Lobby, whose members stand to profit handsomely through continued unrestrained growth--if only local citizens will agree to drink that dirty ditch water:
Safe and Sensible Water Committee
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