On July 18, Orange County Water Board will vote on new terms for the Poseidon desalination project. Orange County Coastkeeper’s Garry Brown and tourism/marketing leader Steve Bone argue that Poseidon is a bad deal for consumers and businesses, who would be hit especially hard by water rate increases.
OC Coastkeeper’s Gary Brown argues the 50-year Poseidon deal would be a big dollar payday for investors while costing OC ratepayers – who have already adjusted their consumption by doing an amazing job of cutting back on water usage – billions of dollars.
The Orange County Water District’s Board of Directors has several committees that meet outside of public view. And several of them appear to be doing so illegally, according to open government expert Terry Francke.