These are expense reports obtained previously by the Surf City Voice for all current Orange County Water District directors. Listings for 2014 are incomplete. Audit pages for 2013 show the number of meetings claimed by directors versus the number of meetings actually attended. Readers will also be interested in my previous story detailing total benefits received by current directors, “‘Would you like a sandwich?’ Water directors keep their early meetings and bloated stipends.”
Director Sheldon 2014; Director Sheldon 2013
Director Dewane Jan-Feb. 2014; Director Dewane 2013
Director Bilodeau Jan-Feb 2014; Director Bilodeau 2013
Director Yoh Jan-Feb 2014; Director Yoh 2013
Director Flory Jan-Feb 2014;
Director Anthony Jan-Feb. 2014; Director Anthony 2013
Director Barr Jan-March 2014; Director Barr 2013
Director Green Jan-Feb 2014; Director Green 2013
Director Sarmiento Jan-Feb 2014; Director Sarmiento 2013
Director Sidhu Jan-Feb 2014; Director Sidhu 2013
By John Earl
Surf City Voice
Note: The characterization of the Executive Committee meetings as “secret” is the writer’s term and his term only. The wording of the opening paragraph was not meant to imply otherwise
An Orange County Water District director, infuriated over being misled by OCWD staff and other directors about secretly held and possibly illegal executive committee meetings, plans to speak out at the District’s next board meeting, July 16, the Surf City Voice has learned.
“Since I have been copied with agendas for recent executive committee meetings,” Director Jan Flory told the Voice in a phone interview, “I am very disturbed that they are not copied to the rest of the board before its meeting. The scope of issues it talks about far exceeds what I have been told the Executive Committee deals with.”
The previously secret agendas and other documents were shown to Flory by the Voice, which obtained them through multiple requests under the California Public Records Act.
Flory is one of three appointed OCWD directors on the ten-member governing board. She represents the city of Fullerton and started her term last January. The other seven board members were elected by districts.
Flory said she will ask Fullerton’s city attorney to look into the legality of the Executive Committee’s meetings. Continue reading ‘Absolutely Infuriating’ OCWD Director Says About Secret Meetings
Surf City Voice
At the June 18 regular board meeting of the Orange County Water District, Director Jan Flory of Fullerton asked her nine colleagues if they would support consolidating the dates of four public committee meetings in order to save $106,000 a year and to make those meetings more convenient for the public to attend–early morning and high-noon start times are great for water buffaloes but inconvenient for the general public.
Flory suggested holding two committee meetings in succession at 3 and 4 p.m. with a 30 minute break before each of two regular monthly board meetings held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
The current system is “cumbersome and inefficient,” she told her colleagues that night, “and it occurred to me that there was a much more cost-effective way of dealing with this.” Continue reading OCWD: ‘Would you like a sandwich?’ Water directors keep their early meetings and bloated stipends