By John Earl
Surf City Voice
On March 14, 2013, Mesa Water District’s board of directors passed 5 – 0 a press credentialing policy. That policy is designed to tightly control media access to public functions, like the recent VIP private $50,000 party that the agency threw for itself at ratepayers’ expense. In my public speech to the board on that evening, I speculated as to the reasons for Mesa Water’s new obsession with creating a draconian press control policy. To supplement my views expressed that night, I offer the following 13 additional, specific, possible reasons for that obsession.
- New Mesa Water Press Credential Policy Weeds Out Journalists and Terrorists
- Mesa Water District: Vanity Leads to Questionable Media Consulting Fees at Ratepayers’ Expense
- Mesa Water District: ‘Plz Don’t Circulate this Story!’ And Director Fisler Gets Even
- Huntington Beach Mayor Proposes Coastal Commission Reject of Poseidon Desalination Permit
- A REBUTTAL TO POSEIDON RESOURCES’ ‘FACT vs. FICTION’ FLYER
- Bad Branding: Mesa Water District’s Marketing Scheme Backfires
- ‘Nowaterdeal’: Desal Plant Opponents Will Reach Out to Thousands of Orange County Voters
- Can the Municipal Water District of Orange County Find A Reason to Exist?
- Commentary: Mesa Water Drops Fiduciary Duties as Ratepayers Pick Up the Tab
- Get Desal Permits Quickly by Coordinating Early & Designing a Good Project, State Panelists Say
- Election Sob Story: Mesa Water Directors Plot to Remove Trudy Ohlig-Hall from Office
- Does Mesa Water Take Your Comments Seriously? Yes, to Your Face – No, Behind Your Back
- Interview with Mesa Water’s Paul Shoenberger on CalDesal