Archive | March, 2012

Is Your God an Environmentalist?

By Sarah (Steve) Mosko
Special to the Surf City Voice

The presidential campaign season is in full swing and, like it or not, most candidates are pretty much in-your-face touting their religious faith as an essential qualification for office.

Though the candidates may spout, unsolicited, how their faith shapes their stances on many political hot potatoes, like women’s reproductive rights, gay marriage and even the economy, there’s nary a one talking about what their religion calls on them to do to fix all the environmental woes the nation and planet are

Posted in Environment, Headlines1 Comment

Commentary: Public Officials Have an Obligation to Leave No Doubt

Commentary: Public Officials Have an Obligation to Leave No Doubt

By Merle Moshiri
Special to the Surf City Voice

Last week I sent a complaint to the California Fair Political Practices Commission asking it to investigate what I believe are serious violations of the California Fair Political Practices Act, including failure to report income and conflict of interest voting, by John V. Foley, Chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).

Foley is not an elected representative of the people. He was appointed to the MWD by our own Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC). He was then elected by

Posted in Headlines, MWD, MWDOC, Poseidon, Water Boarding0 Comments

Complaint Filed Over Water Board Chairman’s Alleged Conflicts and Failure to Report Income

Complaint Filed Over Water Board Chairman’s Alleged Conflicts and Failure to Report Income

By John Earl
Surf City Voice

A Huntington Beach activist has filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission against the chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), John V. Foley, for alleged violations of the Political Reform Act.

Since 1989 the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) has paid Foley as one of two appointed (non-elected) public officials who represent it on the MWD board. In turn, in Jan. 2011 MWD elected him as its chairperson for the second time.

As chairman, Foley runs MWD board meetings

Posted in Headlines, MWD, MWDOC, Water, Water Boarding2 Comments


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