We have all
seen headline after headline in the Herald and News
recently. Because you never get the complete story in the
newspaper, many people (including KID patrons) are not
certain what the truth is.
However, the ad
that appeared on page C4 of the H&N, Sept. 16 cleared up a
lot of questions for me.
became apparent that the current board members being
recalled were not out to damage the district or its patrons.
What they were actually doing was protecting their patrons
by making sure the C Flume contract was written in their
best interest and the required funding was in place before
signing the document.
What is not
made apparent in the H&N stories is that the C Flume project
was not a recent idea but rather KID had been aware that it
had to be built for a number of years and had been charging
patrons an extra cost per acre towards the project for
members in office prior to those being recalled had not even
created a separate account for those funds.
It is also
clear from the timeline in the ad that the Bureau of
Reclamation had repeatedly changed the funding amounts that
could be borrowed or received. It would have been
irresponsible for the board to have signed any contract
before adequate funding was secure
Of course, the
recall is not just about the C Flume. Certain people are
angry over the districtís withdrawal from Klamath Water
Users Association and also because of their stance on the
KBRA/KHSA and dam removal. Eventually, all water issues in
the Basin come back to that.
It is the right
of every patron to cast a ballot if their zone
representative is being recalled. Please vote.
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