It’s again time to vote for Oakdale Irrigation District board members. These past months have shown that nothing has changed on the board’s agenda: That is selling water to the biggest bidder! We have watched as our water has been sold “down the river” and our interests have been subjected to the board’s wish to make money. The board is all too ready to sell our water, not bearing in mind what is good for the district. Newsletters from general manager Steve Knell are a farce!
We want representatives who will protect our water. We want honesty, integrity and protection of our interests.
I attended one board meeting and that was enough for my husband and I to see how meetings are conducted. They are a free-for-all! The male members of the board are not interested in what’s fair and right. They have tried to exclude board members Linda Santos and Gail Altieri from meetings, causing unnecessary legal costs to the district.
We are in favor of change. We recommend that Grover Francis and Don Taro be elected in their divisions. We know them to be honest and to have the interests of the district foremost in their minds.
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Fran Bryant, Oakdale