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Just after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his opposition to the current Delta Tunnels project today, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board voted to fund the controversial California WaterFix. 

The board voted 28 to 6 in favor of the project, with two board members abstaining. You can view the vote tally here: screenshots.firefox.com/…

The governor’s sister, Kathleen Brown, sits on the developer’s board

It’s a family affair — and some are up in arms about it.

Nonprofit organization Consumer Watchdog issued a public statement on Oct. 6, asking Gov. Jerry Brown to remove his support from the controversial Newhall Ranch project in Santa Clarita, claiming there could be a conflict of interest issue, the Los Angeles Business Journal reported.

SACRAMENTO (CN) — The country’s largest water district on Tuesday cemented support for Governor Jerry Brown’s contentious Bay Delta water project, agreeing to pay an estimated $4.3 billion, primarily through rate hikes on millions of Southern Californians.

The Metropolitan Water District’s decision to fund up to 25.9 percent of the $17 billion California WaterFix, which would divert water from the West Coast’s largest estuary through two 40-foot-wide 35-mile-long tunnels, comes as a boost to a project beset by environmental and financial uncertainties.