A push to move Kings River water into Kern County – and possibly sold elsewhere – has united farmers, social justice advocates, and government.
Uneasy about the slow plan to siphon Valley water for Southern California, farmers and water managers are worrying about a large land owner in the region.
To win with Measure P, parks advocates sought the deep pockets of Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer and planned ahead for a post-election courthouse brawl.
While the groundwork Measure P was pitched as “Parks for All,” advocates first pursued a parks tax by adding supporters and “neutralizing” opponents.
The battle over Fresno’s parks didn’t come out of thin air. The Sun gives an inside look at how Measure P made it to – and failed on – the 2018 ballot.