Subsequent to that event, Mr Todd Sill was advised by MID Director Glen Wild that Sill should “throw away the original DRAFT proposed contract, as it is going to be revised”. This begs the question as to whether a revised document, containing the SFPUC modification to financial responsibility for legal costs, was distributed to Directors on Friday, prior to COM’s letter being hand-delivered. Friday morning, MID staff stated that a revised contract was expected to be posted on the website soon. This raises further the assertion this past Tuesday that Director Wild’s support for the sale is solely financial, that being that his justification of the sale is to get money for MID infrastructure needs. With the arrival of millions in potential legal costs as a co-habitor of any contract to sell water, the income from the 2,240 AF sale becomes revenue neutral to MID on day one, thus erasing Director Wilds apparent hard-fought invention of a justification.
Ah, but I digress. The community has expressed grave concern regarding making the SFPUC the lead agency on EIR’s for waters being transferred in this sale agreement. Of course, we feel that MID and it’s constituents should maintain primacy in all environmental assessments, not the SFPUC.
Parallel to that concept, we feel that MID should maintain primacy in controlling and financing all litigation resulting from their insightful and studied decision to sell our surface water to the SFPUC. Certainly MID’s General Counsel has never strayed from accurately predicting positive outcomes for his clients, e.g., Valley Bio-Energy v MID.
I wanted to share this good news with the you, the City’s fiduciary decision makers, as this turn-of-events raises the question regarding the probability of the COM recovering legal costs from MID, should the COM determine that MID’s majority of Director’s ethics have failed their constituents when they knowingly breach the Amended Treatment and Delivery Agreement.
I’m wondering if MID is going to do something about filtering Chlorine from our drinking water it needs to be done before it hits our water pipes it’s causing Cancer, Do the research MID! we are paying for “drinking water” we cook,bathe and drink water that’s killing us, my water is so full of Chlorine we can’t drink it or cook with it, and so full of Sand it ruined my new plumbing I put in on my shower it was full of sand when we replaced it less that a year after putting it in, and a few months ago a worker come to my front yard to bleed off the water line that is the first time in over 20 years that I have owned this property that I was informed I was at the end of the water line and they were supposed to be doing this ever since It was put in here, and they need to be coming back if it ruins any thing else I’m suing MID and the City for leaving this mess on Myself and my Neighbors and never doing anything about it, the City has to know it was not done rite no sewer pipe should be less than 3″ pipe and further more the sewer pipe that is in the middle of the middle of the circle is not even 3 inch pipe leading into the Sewer Main where our inadequate pipe is hooked into the City of Modesto’s inadequate connection and just about every one on this street is or has had to redo their sewer pipe that connects to a pipe that’s about 2″ inches in diameter so they can flush their toilets, We are having Sewer problems due to the City not seeing to it it was done properly in the first place, when I put in my Sewer Pipe in Riverbank 4″ pipe was code and my Home there was built in 1962 this House was built in Modesto in about 1979 so do the Math! the bottom line is we have terrible cancer causing water and inadequate Sewer connection’s at the street and Lines coming from our homes, I think the City should fix it, and the Sidewalks their trees ruined due to mandatory tree’s that are placed in our yards that have buckled our sidewalks.