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On Water Quality, Environmental Group Gives City Council an 'A-'

The San Diego City Council received above average grades on water quality issues from an environmental group. But Mayor Jerry Sanders didn't score as well. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.

On Water Quality, Environmental Group Gives City Council an 'A-'

The San Diego City Council received above average grades on water quality issues from an environmental group. But Mayor Jerry Sanders didn't score as well. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.

San Diego Coastkeeper's annual report card grades San Diego's City Council and Mayor on how they performed regarding water quality and coastal habitat issues over the past year.

Bruce Reznik is with San Diego Coastkeeper . He says the entire city council scored an 'a-minus.'

Reznik : Overall I think it's the best that they've performed and that's very encouraging especially as we go into next year where I think there are going to be a lot of critical water quality votes.

But he says Mayor Sanders got a 'C+', for not taking a greater leadership role in handling problems such as inadequate sewage treatment and water supply shortages. The grades are based on more than 60 council votes from October 2006 to last September. The votes considered included water and wastewater rate increases and land use decisions affecting coastal access and runoff pollution.

Ed Joyce, KPBS News.

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