Archive | February, 2012

MWDOC Director Proposes Self-Policing after MWD Chairman’s Failures to Disclose

MWDOC Director Proposes Self-Policing after MWD Chairman’s Failures to Disclose

By John Earl
Surf City Voice

Following recent revelations by the Surf City Voice that one of MWDOC’s own failed to report hundreds of thousands of dollars of consulting income and voted on projects that could affect his wife’s business, Director Brett Barbre is proposing a novel change in policy designed to prevent conflicts of interest by the agency’s staff and public officials.

Barbre’s proposal would have the MWDOC (Municipal Water District of Orange County) board

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Opposition to Santa Margarita Water District’s Plan to Suck Desert Water Grows from the Desert to the Sea

Opposition to Santa Margarita Water District’s Plan to Suck Desert Water Grows from the Desert to the Sea

By Mark Gutglueck
The San Bernardino County Sentinel
Reprinted with permission

Belated opposition is hurriedly forming to a plan that would pump an average of 50,000 acre-feet of water per year out of the aquifer in San Bernardino County’s eastern Mojave Desert and convey it in a pipeline to Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles counties to replenish the water supply there.

The Santa Margarita Water District, which services an

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Water Boarding: MET Chairman John V. Foley’s $15,000 ‘Oversight’ Disclosed

Water Boarding: MET Chairman John V. Foley’s $15,000 ‘Oversight’ Disclosed

John Earl
Surf City Voice

Lately, southern California’s top water official, John V. Foley, has been explaining his apparent violations of a state law that requires public officials to disclose their economic interests.

Foley is chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).

The Surf City Voice recently reported that Foley, who was appointed to the MWD by the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC), failed to report an estimated $248,000 of income that his wife, Mary Jane Foley, earned as a consultant for

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Water Chairman Still Believes He Didn’t Have to Report Wife’s Income

Water Chairman Still Believes He Didn’t Have to Report Wife’s Income

By John Earl
Surf City Voice

The chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), John V. Foley, says that a recent Surf City Voice story, that exposed the omission of his wife’s income from years of financial disclosure statements he filed with the water agency, did him an “injustice by just making your own interpretation, which, quite frankly, is totally different than what mine is.”

The story pointed out that Foley had not reported an estimated $248,000 of income that his wife, Mary Jane Foley, was

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