Acting in good faith (July 16, 2015)

Art Bishop writes (Time for the truth, Daily Press, July 16, 2015), in responding to Chris Schilling, that Park Water has refused to act in good faith with regard to reclaimed water. If Bishop would go back over his correspondence, he’d find that Schilling addressed this claim as recently as February of this year in a letter to the Town council.

There, he would learn that on the issue of reclaimed water, the Town has been dealing with Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company, not Park Water (or Carlyle Group, for that matter).

Second, he would learn that Ranchos welcomes the use of reclaimed water.

Third, he would learn that because Ranchos is the retailer of water in Apple Valley, it has not only the legal right but also the obligation to be a party to the transfer of that water. This should be clear to anyone who reads the 1998 purchase agreement between the Town and Ranchos, where this relationship was set forth.

Now that the Town wants to get into the wastewater business, suddenly it has no memory of its previous agreements.

That’s what I call refusing to act in good faith.

Greg Raven is Co-Chair of Apple Valley Citizens for Government Accountability, and is concerned about quality of life issues.