Wrong end of the horse (October 17, 2018)

Last night’s “Status Update” of the Town of Apple Valley’s planned murder-suicide involving our water system was the equivalent of a rambling, incoherent suicide note (Daily Press, “Apple Valley schedules water system acquisition update meeting for Tuesday,” October 12, 2018). Having been there, I can say with confidence that literally no one could have been better informed after exposure to this presentation. The only thing revealed was the depth to which the Town’s attorneys will go to misrepresent the facts.

BB&K’s California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) expert (attorney Charity Schiller) did, however, make the astonishing admission against interest that the Town cannot prepare a plan for how it will run the water company until after it takes over the water company! Shades of Nancy Pelosi.

In her remarks afterward, Council member Barb Stanton said it was good to hear this information “straight from the horse’s mouth,” evidence that even after all the time she’s spent in our wonderful rural community, Stanton still can’t tell one of the horse from the other: What we heard last night from the BB&K attorneys was manure.

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

Published: Daily Press