If Oakdale Irrigation District sells water to Modesto Irrigation District as well as the Turlock Irrigation District, isn't it the same as selling water to San Francisco directly? It stands to reason that the sole purpose of these two water agencies attempting to purchase OID water would be to fulfill their water agreement with the city of San Francisco.
Frank Clark stated in The Bee (Oct. 9), "I'm totally against selling water to San Francisco." This statement is clearly a contradiction of his actions at the June 19 board meeting, where he made a motion to execute a contract for the feasibility study on building a connection to the Modesto Reservoir for the purpose of a water transfer to San Francisco. Selling water to San Francisco directly or via MID or TID is still the same water sale.
Make no mistake that San Francisco is looking to get a foothold on our precious resource, and Clark is willing to accommodate their efforts at Oakdale's expense.