Note: The Surf City Voice website was destroyed by hackers in December, 2019 and is under reconstruction. This story was first published July 17, 2018 under the headline, "OCWD's Poseidon Lie Started Officially on July 24, 2013."
By John Earl Surf City Voice
We will never know exactly when some members of the Orange County Water District Board of Directors (OCWD BOD) decided to put the interests of Poseidon Resources over the interests of the District’s 2.5 million ratepayers, but July 24, 2013, might be remembered in OCWD history as a day of infamy.
Left to right: Shawn Dewane, Denis Bilodeau, Cathy Green. Voting for the 2015 Poseidon/OCWD term sheet. Photo: Surf City Voice
That’s when OCWD officially became a partner with Poseidon by dusting off and …
John Earl is the publisher and editor for the Surf City Voice and Poseidon Town. In the late 1980s, he covered local politics for the Huntington Beach News. In 2005, he was a founding member and first president of Residents for Responsible Desal, which he left in 2006 to become editor of the print newspaper, OC Voice.