Here is one citizens response.
MODESTANS BEWARE: “Modesto’s bid to gain ownership of the plant would require opening a 2005 amended transfer and delivery agreement that spelled out the terms of expanding the water treatment plant” There you have it in one sentence. Don’t fall for it. The Mayor appears to using this “negotiation” to stop the City from suing MID for it’s Anticipatory Breach of Contract and stop MID from stealing the City’s water, something Mayor Marsh, according to Councilman David Lopez during the Council meeting on May 22, voted in favor of in closed session on May 8. If the Mayor can derail the upcoming lawsuit by the City with new “negotiations”, that frees up MID to sell Modesto’s water to San Francisco, who does not need it. Why would Mayor Marsh want to open up negotiations on a signed binding contract that the other signator to, MID, is already breaching? Why Mayor Marsh? Do you have some personal interest in derailing the City from protecting it’s contracted water rights? If “negotiations” need to take place, they should be shelved until MID has voted to NEVER sell water outside the District for more than one year, and AFTER four of the present MID “WATER-THIEF” BOARD are recalled. Only then will the City have an entity with integrity enough to “negotiate” with.