Tuesday, November 19, 2013

No ethics?

Buy some.

The new water district hire may be the best money spent yet.

Ethics and openness have been the subject of great debate at the water district since the spring, when three political newcomers challenged long-time board members. The campaign was laced with allegations that water district board members and staff were personally benefiting from the district’s assets, and conducting business in secret.

Only one of the challengers, Mary Kelleher, won a seat — but the criticism of the water district hasn’t waned. Kelleher, for example, has abstained from voting on many issues involving major water district projects, saying she is concerned that some work may have been done in violation of open meetings laws and is therefore illegal.

Read more in the FWST

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