Unions on the run (January 12, 2016)
Sale of Park Water a blow to Town takeover plans?
According to informed sources, the sale of Park Water assets, including Ranchos Water to a new owner, Liberty Utilities, will have zero effect on the Town plan to acquire Ranchos.
The California Public Utilities Commission approval of the sale was expected some time ago. There is speculation the announcement of the
approved sale was timed to co-inside with the political effort in Apple Valley to find a way to stop the Town action. Is the CPUC an independent body with no
dog in this hunt?
If you look at your water bill, you will see that privately owned water companies and their ratepayers fund the CPUC. If the CPUC encourages the transition from private to public ownership of utility companies, they would be damaging their own revenue stream.
As always, this is just about cash flow — our cash flowing to their pockets.
Source: Pat Orr, Apple Valley Review, applevalley-review.com/unions-run