MID’s Tim O’Laughlin Withholds Information on Public Information Request
By Emerson Drake
Apparently MID’s attorney feels he can get paid for doing half a job, okay maybe a third of his job. In my opinion he’s bilking his employer by not completing his assignment properly. He’s apparently churning for a second pay-day for doing the same work.
I made a Public Records Request at a recent Board meeting for the amounts of the falling water charges that are on our bills in the last 10 to 15 years.
Here is the request and the response.
October 26, 2012
WesternPalms@aol.com (via Email Only)
Re: California Public Records Act Request
Dear Mr. Drake:
On October 16, 2012, Modesto Irrigation District received your Public Records Act
Request which was made verbally during the Board meeting, requesting the following
“With regard to the falling water charge that’s on the bill, I would like to request
information regarding the amounts that we’ve been charged for the last 10 or 15 years and the
legality of it.”
In accordance with Government Code section 6253, MID will comply with your request
to the extent that the writings you have requested are not privileged or otherwise exempt from
production under the California Public Records Act, or other applicable law.
Below are the falling water charges for the last five years:
Falling Water Charge
2008 2009 2010 2011
$5,681,470 $7,063,695 $8,165,250 $10,158,720
Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to
contact this office at (209) 526-7388.
Interim General Counsel
The following link is the pdf response from Tim O’Laughlin.