Why I'm Voting No On Measure TT - The Hostile Takeover
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I know many of you have already been hovering over your sample ballot and voter pamphlets, contemplating how you will vote on the many critical issues facing Costa Mesa voters this year. Well, let me help you with one that's particularly onerous - MEASURE TT.
MISLEADING THE PUBLIC
This issue was placed on the ballot as an advisory measure by the Board of Directors of the Mesa Water District... in theory no biggie... just taking the pulse of the community on the issue of possible consolidation of Mesa Water and the Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD). Well, apparently Mesa Water thinks it IS a biggie because, according to reports, they've spent over $300,000 on this issue! They've plastered our local newspapers and mailboxes with ads for this measure, all of which are VERY misleading - the kindest way I can put it.
HERE ARE VIDEO LINKS
I attended the Town Hall CMSD President Mike Scheafer held last week and wrote about it HERE. I provided you the link to the recording of that event HERE. Today the CMSD provided an abbreviated version of that video - just over 6 minutes long - which may be very helpful to you as you consider this very important issue. You can view it HERE.
SIMPLY A POWER GRAB
In my view, Measure TT is simply a power grab by the Mesa Water District Board - a hostile takeover attempt. There is no compelling reason that these two special districts should be combined. Quite the contrary, there are many excellent reasons why they should NOT be combined. This issue is just a quick-pitch by the Mesa Water Board to stampede the voters into making a decision that will then be used to convince the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) that the community wants the combination.
WATCH THE VIDEO(S) - VOTE NO!
Take a few minutes and watch the short video. I think you'll then choose to watch the full version to give you more information. I know how I'm voting on this issue... a resounding NO! I suspect you may feel the same way once you familiarize yourself with the truth of the issue.