Oakdale Irrigation District has been around for over 100 years and I suspect it will be around for many more. We are proud of our district. We employ the best, most dedicated employees; we create jobs, support the local economy and provide excellent irrigation services at one of the lowest rates in the industry. As we enter our fourth year of drought, we are fortunate to have had little or no curtailment of water deliveries. This is the result of good planning, conservation and the dedication of our employees.
OID has been very supportive of schools, non-profits, youth groups and environmental endeavors. It has partnered with Oakdale on a variety of projects through financial contributions and the support of our employees.
What was the purpose of The Bee’s editorial, “So many ways to say OID is looking bad” (Feb. 22)? Was it to embarrass OID, its employees, our community? It did not accomplish that!
The attack does not sit well in Oakdale. There are naysayers who dislike OID and probably loved The Bee’s trash. But they are in the minority.
The Board of Directors is keenly aware that OID belongs to every person who lives within its boundaries. To suggest it’s like “a private club” is an insult.
The Bee’s satire was not witty; most people in Oakdale read it with disgust.
Frank Clark, director, Oakdale Irrigation District