ECHO LAKE, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.
The problem is, no one in California believes him.
Brown chose the wrong day to issue the order : April Fools’ Day.
For many Californians, the news about Brown’s order was as believable as the news of Mike Pence resigning as governor of Indiana today.
Perhaps Brown’s communications manager needs to be written up.