Category Archives: Water Supply

Water Wars: Pacific Grove Council Votes to be a Water Agency

Pacific Grove City Council voted last night (April 18, 2012) to become a water agency for the Monterey Peninsula and set aside its own issues. (Early in the meeting the Council actually continued 3 important items to the next meeting … Continue reading

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Water Solution on TV: Right-Sized Desal, HOPE interviews Attorney Alexander Henson – former Water Board Chair

HOPE’s interview about the Right-Sized Water Solution with former Water Board Chair, Attorney Alexander Henson will broadcast on AMP (Channel 24) three times in the next week.

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HOPE Requests Supervisors Rescind/Void All Regional Desal Contracts and Approvals

HOPE sent this letter to Monterey County Thursday June 30, 2011 — County Counsel Monterey County Supervisors Monterey County Water Resources Agency Please Rescind/Void All Regional Water Project Contracts Hello Supervisors, Water Resources Agency Board and County Counsel, Considering the … Continue reading

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Did Carmel Pine Cone’s Paul Miller have a Stroke?

The Carmel Pine Cone is the last paper I expected to break the media silence and publish information about the “Right-Sized” Desal Solution by our Water Management District.

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Ed Mitchell’s First Class Research

I’m amazed at the thorough research conducted by Ed Mitchell regarding the meetings MCWRA Director Steve Collins participated in while getting paid to do so as a paid employee of a private corporation. Ed’s commentary is at http://1hope.org/hopeblog/commentary-collins-investigation/.

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Commentary: Collins Investigation Should Catch Other Officials

(c) Copyright 2011 Ed Mitchell I believe I was the first to file a Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) sworn complaint against Steve Collins with my May 5, 2011 delivery to the FPPC office in Sacramento, 5 weeks before the … Continue reading

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Water Wars (Regional Desal Corruption): Report on Bad Acts by Steve Collins, Jim Heitzman, Curtis Weeks, RMC and Cal-AM

The report to the County Supervisors about Monterey County Water Resources Agency Director Steve Collins’ Conflicts of Financial Interests was released yesterday.It states “. . . the facts we have discovered to date are extremely troubling.” Some of those troubling … Continue reading

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Regional Desal Implode Begins: Yes, We Warned You

In the mad rush to approve the silly and violently expensive “Regional Desalination” plant in Marina – HOPE warned of the Boondoggle in Waiting. We warned the public through articles, public presentations at City Council meetings and even a special … Continue reading

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Why Has the Monterey Herald Censored a Major Local Water News Story for 9 Years?

The Herald has a long tradition of censoring important opinion: a long list of letters to the editor, commentaries and Op-Eds. That’s bad enough. But I didn’t think it could get worse. Well, I’ve been reading the Herald for several … Continue reading

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Water Wars: Ron Weitzman’s “Water Plus” has Joined the Dark Side

Monterey County Developers are Dancing in the Streets now that Ron Weitzman’s group “Water Plus” is taking big steps to destroy our Water District. Our Water District, with all of its faults, is the only legal barrier standing between our … Continue reading

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Cal-Am Water Corp trying to pull another Fast one

Is Our Peninsula’s for-profit water corporation, California-American Water Corp. (or Cal-Am), Improperly Trying to Connect another Subdivision? You are invited to the Hearing this Monday the 7th in the Monterey City Hall Conference Chambers. 10 AM Hwy 68 Coalition (the … Continue reading

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