Assemblymember Eggman calls for further clarity from Caltrans following return of Delta signs

Friday, July 12, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Following the announcement that Caltrans would cease the controversial removal of signs demonstrating opposition to the “Twin Tunnels” plan, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman released the following statement:

“I am encouraged that Caltrans seems to be doing the right thing. It was very concerning not only that the law was not being correctly applied, but also that there was a glaring inequity created by the removal, given the well-known and extremely high profile signs calling for increased water exports along Interstate 5 and Highway 99 near Bakersfield.”

“These signs were posted on private property, and were removed without notification. The explanation that followed their removal was insufficient. The decision by Caltrans to cease removal and return the signs is the right one. Caltrans has also clarified that the law initially cited to justify the removal does not apply.”

“I expect that Caltrans will provide further clarification in a timely manner, and that in the future the law will be applied equally, fairly and with respect for private property and Constitutionally-protected speech.”

Read more about the removal of signs by Caltrans, and the response by 13th Assembly District residents, here.