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Panel to debate Hetch Hetchy proposition

San Francisco uses the Hetch Hetch Valley in Yosemite National Park as a reservoir.
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San Francisco uses the Hetch Hetch Valley in Yosemite National Park as a reservoir.
 

Proposition F, a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, would require the state to restore Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley, which has been used as a reservoir since 1920. The measure is polarizing, and even the Sierra Club, which has historically supported restoring the valley, has not endorsed the proposition. The San Francisco Bay chapter told The Bay Citizen last week that local chapters were divided on the issue.

Voters can learn more about both sides of the argument at a Commonwealth Club panel – “Tear Down That Dam?” – this Monday. The panel will feature Susan Leal, former general manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Mike Marshall and Spreck Rosekrans of the group Restore Hetch Hetchy, and Jim Wunderman, CEO of the Bay Area Council, which opposes the measure.

The panel will take place 6 p.m. Monday at the San Francisco office of the Commonwealth Club at 595 Market St. Tickets are $20 for regular admission and $7 for students.

Want to learn more about the issue? Read our coverage on The Bay Citizen and on our sister site, California Watch.

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