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Former Groundwater Ordinance Co-author for San Bernardino County Opposes Cadiz Project


By John Goss
Letter to the Santa Margarita Water District and San Bernardino Board of Supervisors
Re: the Cadiz Water Project

Editor’s note: This letter was sent as part of the public record regarding the proposed Cadiz Water Project. The EIR for the project is being considered tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Norman P Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA.

Dear

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Quote of the Week: Debbie Cook on the water industry and independent thinking


Debbie Cook: Former Huntington Beach mayor monitors OC water boards

“There is virtually no independent thinking in the water industry. The incestuous relationships permeate every project, every water board, every conference, and the result is a streamlined approval process with virtually no transparency, no media attention and no public involvement.” Debbie Cook, writing in the live/voiceofoc.org/community_editorial_board/article_314ab6e0-aaff-11e1-a3d6-0019bb2963f4.html">Voice of OC in reaction to the Cadiz water project.

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‘Superman’ Water Manager Slams Surf City Voice on Journalism Ethics – SCV replies to John Schatz of Santa Margarita Water


By John Earl
Surf City Voice

Several months ago this reporter submitted a Public Records Act request to John Schatz, a public official of the Santa Margarita Water District in south Orange County.

Schatz responded in a timely fashion with the requested information, complete with explanatory comments and some strong advice on the ethics of journalism.

Mr. Schatz, who is the seventh highest paid public agency official in California, recently announced that he is retiring soon, but he has been a prolific worker by all accounts.

Not only does

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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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