• David Zenger

    Come to think of it, why does such a thing as the “Costa Mesa Sanitation District” even exist? Most likely another fossil from ancient days that never got rolled into city services where the service itself would have a lot more oversight by elected people that citizens have actually heard of.

  • Shirley L. Grindle

    There are far too many special districts in Orange County. But it is virtually impossible to dismantle them. Nobody serving on the Boards of these Districts wants to give up their perks (like health insurance) and other benefits that they enjoy including all-expense paid attendance at conventions. This is particularly true for the myriad water districts in Orange County.

    • David Zenger

      They would probably have to be dismantled and reorganized by the Legislature. Anybody who doesn’t think the stipends and health insurance doled out to the part-time board members are delusional.

  • David Zenger

    How ridiculous. Nobody can look at the patchwork of OC water districts and not see these anachronistic Nineteenth Century holdovers for what they have become: obscure, expensive,
    unaccountable shadow governments, with arrogant , overpaid, over-pensioned bureaucrats.

    Way, way, past time to clean house.

    But thanks for the industry association propaganda. Always good for a laugh.