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VICTORY DOESN’T COME EASILY – BUT AT LAST IT ARRIVED

She Persisted Victory for the People! Director Flohr wins public records lawsuit! As our community knows, I ran for a seat on the North Yuba Water District’s board of directors, and won, because of community concerns about the District’s plans to build a pipeline… Continue Reading “VICTORY DOESN’T COME EASILY – BUT AT LAST IT ARRIVED”

Busting Myths – Search for The Truth

When I first arrived in Oregon House in 2017, I was drawn into the irrigation water world when, for no reason, North Yuba Water District (NYWD) refused to release irrigation water in the 2018 irrigation season. My education in all things NYWD began through… Continue Reading “Busting Myths – Search for The Truth”

Finding Out What Your Board is Up To – When You are Excluded…and other tales from dark side.

Since being elected on Nov. 6, 2018, the Four Male Directors and the GM have made it clear that they have no intention of working with me. Further, it has become clear over the ensuing months, that the GM and the Four Culpable Directors… Continue Reading “Finding Out What Your Board is Up To – When You are Excluded…and other tales from dark side.”

Budget?? Meh!

Budget: an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time. To my way of thinking, a budget is established and maintained by first determining how much money you know you will have, allocating that known quantity of money to various categories,… Continue Reading “Budget?? Meh!”

Still Here – Much to the Dismay of the Other Four Directors and the General Manager

Time flies- no joke there. The difficulty? writing blogs that are not Debbie-downers. How do you put positive spins on things over and over again? I’ll cogitate on that and let you know if I have an epiphany. Thus far, I have attended seven… Continue Reading “Still Here – Much to the Dismay of the Other Four Directors and the General Manager”

First Board Meeting – Part IV Fraud and Possible Federal Crime? Meh….

I spoke at the end of the meeting and brought up three items. First, I presented the summary results of the informal survey I ran on social media (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D55JYX6) that showed two things: 1) to achieve greater public participation in surveys, multiple methods of… Continue Reading “First Board Meeting – Part IV Fraud and Possible Federal Crime? Meh….”

First Board Meeting – Part III “Sharing Credit? and No, We Won’t Have Committees

Northstar, a consultant previously hired to apply for granting opportunities (in addition to other services) on behalf of NYWD spoke briefly giving the Board kudos for the recently-awarded $75,000.00 grant. This grant was actually not the result of solo efforts on the part of… Continue Reading “First Board Meeting – Part III “Sharing Credit? and No, We Won’t Have Committees”

First Board Meeting – Part II Consent Items and Two Oddities

NYWD Board meetings average 27 minutes in duration. One of the ways they have achieved short meetings is by lumping together “routine” items that need Board approval. The items that are routinely lumped together for a mass Board approval under the Approval of Consent… Continue Reading “First Board Meeting – Part II Consent Items and Two Oddities”

First Board Meeting – Part I

No meeting was scheduled for December, but in late December the NYWD website advertised that the next board meeting would be held January 31, 2019. I received no email notification or phone call – I – like the public – found out by checking… Continue Reading “First Board Meeting – Part I”

IT

Upon my election as Director of Division 4, I set up a new email account from which I could conduct my official correspondence as a public servant. All communications between elected officials of a public agency and the public are part of the public… Continue Reading “IT”

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