Walter L. Fisher
James Ralph, Jr.
May 28, 1912.Dear Sir:As you art doubtless already advised, on last Thursday City Attorney Long and Mr. John R. Freeman held a conference at my office with the Board of Engineers on the Hetch-Hetchy matter, at which the request of the city of San Francisco for a further extension of time in which to present its evidence was carefully considered, I was quite sorry to hear of Mr. Manson's incapacity and appreciate the difficulty of filling his place so as to enable the City to present its case within the time fixed.As a result of our conference it was agreed that the City should be given until June 30, 1912, to file the matters it wishes to present with regard to the Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts and also the Sacramento, San Joaquin, and McCloud sources of supply.On July 15th the city is to file its comprehensive plans (and explanations thereof) as to the proposed use and development of the Hetch Hetchy and Lake Eleanor valleys and water sheds, including the proposed sanitary restrictions; and all supporting evidences as to the feasibility of these restrictions. It will also file a general outline of06319
the proposed method of conveying water from the Fo[illegible] to the city, including power development, etc., all in sufficient detail to present clearly what is proposed and to enable the Objectors to the use of the Hetch Hetchy by the city to present their views with respect thereto. The City is to reserve the Fight to file supporting engineering details by August 1st. On July 15th the city is also to fill a complete report on the Last Day water sources and needs.On August 1st, the city is to file all remaining data necessary to complete its once and to meet the request for intonation which hate been made by the Board of Engineers.All papers are to be filed at the office of the Board Of Engineers at the Custom House in San Francisco and the material and plans relating to the proposed use and development of the Hetch Hetchy and lake Eleanor reservoir end water sheds (to be filed by July 15th) is to be in printed form so that copies any to avail-able for all of the objectors., All other material above referred to is to he filed in triplicate, so that a copy may be available here in Washington another in San Francisco and a third for the use of the Board of [illegible] one of these copies can be returned to the City after the hearing, if any material this far filed is not in triplicate kindly have the necessary additional copies filed so that that [illegible] by the Government and by the objectors may be expedited.06319
I shall notify all of the objectors of the Arrangement than made, and that the various documents filed by the City will be available for examination by the objectors. from and after the filling, respectively. It is wy present intention to give the objectors until the first of October to present anything they may desire to offer. The City will then be given thirty days in which to meet any points thus raised, and the entire matter will be set for hearing In the city of Washington soma time during the manth of November. If I find it feasible to sherton those periods.and set the hearing for an earlier date I shall do so.The Board of Amy Engineers expects to go to California early In July to tahn up there the examination of the popers filed by the City and such other Matters an it seems appropriate.very truly yours,[illegible]secrataryHonerable James Reiph, Jr.,llayor's Office,San Frincisco California.06319
[Washington, D. C.]
1912 May 28
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.
Fisher, Walter L., "Letter from Walter L. Fisher to James Ralph, Jr., 1912 May 28." (1912). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6279.
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