With the issues that the drought has brought to California, people are taking action to keep things from getting out of hand. At a hearing in Sacramento, The Porterville Recorder reported that there were high hopes for overcoming the dry spell.
Local residents, non-profit organizations, and city and county officials were invited to provide testimonies in the hearing that discussed first-hand experiences of water crisis. The event was organized due to the drought and the efforts that have already been put in place to help those affected. Led by the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee (ESTM), the participants discussed concrete long-term solutions and how these can be accomplished. Fortunately, a lot of sectors expressed their intent of being involved with rectifying the shortage.