Grants Database

Grantee:
Sylvia Kothe
Amount Awarded:
$1,000
Project Title:
General Support
Fund:
Anthony Grassroots Prize, 2004
Website:
Issue:
Water Resources/Watershed Protection
Region:
Central Valley
County/Counties:
San Joaquin County
Project Description:

Ms. Kothe was awarded the Anthony Prize for building a broad-based community coalition that waged a successful grassroots campaign – opposed by the Stockton City Council – that gives the citizens of Stockton the final say in any water privatization contract. Since then; the organization chaired by Ms. Kothe; the Concerned Citizens Coalition of Stockton; has successfully defended the initiative against legal challenges and won a court ruling ordering the City to return the water supply to municipal control.