Who benefits from a water district?
February 15, 2016
More than two years ago, CalCoastNews published the first of a three-part series, “Eyes on Your Water,” examining the people, the politics, and the provable prevarications behind the proposed Paso Robles Basin water district.
The series, written by Senior Correspondent Daniel Blackburn, reported on the movers and shakers promoting the district plan — some of the state’s largest water figures — who may have ulterior motives beyond those being presented to North County voters. With a mail-in election concluding in March, this series takes on new and important significance.
Who needs the district? And why? “Local control” — proponents’ primary claim for its justification — actually has little to do with the current plan. Rather, with a new district emerges the opportunity for great profits for a very few.
Is the the public’s interest being served by this water district proposal?
Read the entire series, and decide for yourself.