IF YOU DON’T SPEAK UP YOUR WATER RATES AND PROPERTY TAXES WILL GO UP! These water rate and property tax increases are a “done deal” – unless the public shows up and makes itself heard. To learn more, click here WHERE TO GO TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST MWD’S RATE INCREASES: WHEN: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, […]
Once again the giant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is playing games with our money. This time they’re playing games with our tax dollars by claiming the tax increase they are asking for is “essential” when the taxes are, in fact, “excessive.” MWD is back again this year, asking us to suspend the property tax […]
After a two-week break to revamp the modifications to a conservation program that has ballooned from $40M to $100M with no end in sight, MWD staff now recommends that the program be funded at $450M, more than 10 times the original biennial budget for FYs 2015 and 2016, and only enough through fall 2015. Monies […]
SAN DIEGO – Team 10 has turned up expense reports and internal emails that call into question a public relations campaign designed to keep San Diego County paying skyrocketing water bills. Documents show the region’s largest water agency, the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District (MWD), spent money to join influential local agencies including the San […]
On Friday, the San Diego County Water Authority won a historic victory — and sweet vindication — when a judge affirmed its contention that it has been systematically overcharged by the giant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, known as MWD. To read more, click here.
A judge has upheld his ruling in a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District that found the MWD’s rates violated state law, the San Diego County Water Authority announced Friday. San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow on Thursday affirmed his Feb. 25 tentative ruling that stated MWD rates imposed since 2011 violated several statutes and Proposition […]
The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California has engaged in a secret campaign to attack its critics in order to keep its water monopoly and to destroy Delta fish and farms, according to documents obtained by the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) under the California Public Records Act. To read more, click here.
Public documents show that the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and some of its member agencies were developing a sub rosa campaign to buy influence and sway community leaders in San Diego County. Documents show that the top MWD official participated in meetings on the development of a covert public relations campaign, […]
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Water Authority claims its water wholesaler, the Metropolitan Water District, participated in a public relations campaign aimed at convincing San Diego County ratepayers to accept years of overcharges. In February, a San Francisco County Superior Court judge ruled that the Los Angeles based Metropolitan Water District (MWD) overcharged […]
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday raised rates for 2015 and 2016 despite having projected cash reserves of $840 million – an amount that is $352 million above its board-adopted maximum reserve limit. MWD’s board also voted to spend the over-collected revenue on unbudgeted expenses. Officials from the San Diego County Water […]