By Miriam Raftery
August 26, 2013 (Ramona) – The Ramona Water District Board is trying to oust one of its elected members. Last year, the board voted to change its meeting time from 4:30 to 2 o clock p.m. But the director, Kit Kesinger, was absent and says he can’t attend meetings so early in the day. He wants the board to change the time back to 4:30, when more members of the public can also attend.
But the board has refused. Now Kesinger has missed 7 meetings over the past 90 days, and fellow directors have asked board President Darrell Beck to draft a letter of reprimand and ask for Kesinger’s resignation.
Backers of Kesinger say that the board engineered the time change to stifle an underdog who has questioned back room deals, posts on the Ramona Sentinel’s website indicate.
Ramona resident Don Kedick stated, “No one who is paying the water district bills can make a meeting at that time. We’re all working! The meetings should be at 7 p.m. The Ramona Water District is clearly in need of having the light of truth shown upon them.”