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 […]
An L.A.-based water district, which has long been at war with San Diego’s regional water municipality, secretly hired local lobbyists, and hid the work through a small, member agency in Riverside County, according to the San Diego County Water Authority. California Strategies, LLC, a local lobbying outfit, is being paid $15,000 a month to work […]
Riverside’s water authority hired a consultant for $15,000 a month to work with key stakeholders in San Diego, like the Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Council. The San Diego County Water Authority, CWA, is wondering why. The allegation is that Riverside is siding with the powerful LA-based Metropolitan Water District, which is locked in […]
A San Diego agency is suing Riverside County’s largest water district for failing to release documents related to a $15,000-a-month consulting contract. Eastern Municipal Water District, headquartered in Perris, has paid $60,000 to California Strategies, a Sacramento-based public affairs company hired in August to “provide government and community relations strategy” on policy issues, according to […]
A Riverside County water agency is spending $15,000 a month on government and community relations in San Diego County, and the water authority here is waging a legal battle to find out why. The San Diego County Water Authority filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Eastern Municipal Water District in Perris, seeking public documents […]