Communication breakdown (June 24, 2016)

I agree with Robert Fuller’s suggestion that the Town of Apple Valley get out of the golf course business (Apple Valley government, Daily Press, June 23, 2016).

I’d go one step further: The Town of Apple Valley should sell any and all water rights to Liberty Utilities, and get out of the water business. Time and again, the Town has demonstrated that it has not even the faintest glimmer of the concept of how to run a water system, no matter how small. Yet, it wants to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to seize the water system needed by most of the town’s residents.

Millionaire manager Frank Robinson says there was a breakdown in communication that led to the Town’s latest water fiasco, blaming a power surge no doubt caused by unicorns stampeding at the golf course.

I’m guessing he will pull out this same excuse when a court of law points out that the Town has violated the contract it has with Liberty Utilities regarding recycled water sales once the Town’s expensive treatment plant goes online.

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

Follow-up: The Town applied to Southern California Edison for compensation for this power surge. Southern California Edison had to remind them that any damage was not their problem.