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Just the FAQs – Watershed Management

The Green Sheet is a monthly video series that focuses on financial topics. The question staff asked was what to do if we had a great topic for a video that wasn’t financial in nature? Voila, the Just the FAQs video series was created. The inaugural episode outlined the role and responsibilities of the Advisory Board, followed by other editions. Unlike the regular Green Sheet, this series was intended to be used on an as-needed basis.

The latest edition of Just the FAQs takes on the topic of watershed management, explaining the history and the importance of watershed protection in the MWRA waterworks system. As always, we hope you find these videos informative and helpful.

 

Just the FAQs – Watershed Management from MWRA Advisory Board on Vimeo.


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FY 2016 Q2 Goals
  • Restore Debt Service Assistance through the Legislature (Governor vetoed)
FY 2016 Activity

September 2015

August 2015

  • Successfully restored Debt Service Assistance through Legislature.
  • Met with Secretary of Housing and Economic Development to discuss economic benefits of water/sewer infrastructure investment.

July 2015

  • Met with Speaker DeLeo regarding override of Governor Baker’s veto of Debt Service Assistance (successfully able to override).
Prior Activity

June 2015

  • Commonwealth provided $3 million for state contribution to Hatchery Pipeline construction costs.
  • $1.1 million included to House/Senate conference committee for Debt Service Assistance.

March 2015

  • Presented Legislator of the Year awards.
  • Began outreach with MWRA Legislative Caucus.

February 2015

  • Reviewed FY16 State budget.

January 2015

  • Announced Legislator of the Year selections.

November 2014

June 2014

  • Legislature provided $1.25 million in DSA
  • Legislature enacted Infrastructure Bill
  • 50/50 Entrance Fees
  • $50 million increase in SRF Bonding Cap
  • Zero interest and principal-forgiveness loans
  • I/I reimbursement

February through present

  • Active member Infrastructure Finance Committee
  • Testified before State Bonding and Natural Resources Committee

September