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PUBLIC RECORDS REVEAL EASTERN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT FRONTING SAN DIEGO PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN FOR METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT

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Riverside County water agency sued for refusing to release public records

January 24, 2013 (San Diego)--Public records show the Eastern Municipal Water District in Riverside County is funding a $15,000-per-month public relations campaign in San Diego County on behalf of the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

While limited information was provided under the California Public Records Act, Eastern water district officials redacted key information and refused to release all records to the public, forcing the San Diego County Water Authority to file a lawsuit on January 22 to obtain the records.

OTAY WATER DISTRICT PROTESTS MWD AT PUBLIC HEARING

 
Water agencies and community leaders take a stand against proposed water rate increases
 
March 14, 2012 (Spring Valley) – On Monday, Otay Water District’s (the District) Board President, Jose Lopez, and General Manager, Mark Watton, joined elected officials, business leaders, other public water utility representatives, and the San Diego County Water Authority (CWA) to protest proposed water rate hikes and the rate-setting structure of the Metropolitan Water District. MWD has raised its rates by 75 percent since 2006.