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San Joaquin County to sue state; hopes to protect water rights

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Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:09 am, Wed Jan 26, 2011.

After a two-hour closed session on Tuesday, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to sue the state in an effort to protect the county’s rights to American River water.

The action was taken because the county faces a statute of limitations of mid-February to file its writ against the State Water Resources Control Board, San Joaquin County Counsel David Wooten said.

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  • Josh Morgan posted at 7:09 pm on Sun, Jan 30, 2011.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 542

    I'm still curious Doug.....have you ever met or spoken to Mr. Hoffman?

  • Doug Chaney posted at 4:56 pm on Thu, Jan 27, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    It's in the grand jury report.

  • Josh Morgan posted at 9:23 am on Thu, Jan 27, 2011.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 542

    Make that "no" where. ;-(

  • Josh Morgan posted at 9:22 am on Thu, Jan 27, 2011.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 542

    And thank you Doug for providing those links. I see know where in either document where and "illegal pumping tax" was referred to. Not even Mr. Pilkington made that comment. I also noticed that the Council voted unanimously to support Measure C. That would have to include your Council darlings Mounce and HItchcock. Perhaps they supported the Measure because they understood the issue.

  • Josh Morgan posted at 7:01 am on Thu, Jan 27, 2011.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 542

    Doug.....I'm just curious. Have you ever spoken to Mr. Hoffman? Ever looked him the eye and asked him questions about the water issues? Do you really form your opinions about people based on newspapers articles? I'd suggest you get out from behind that computer of yours and start introducing yourself to these people.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 7:42 pm on Wed, Jan 26, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Mr. Hoffman, you were part of the district board that was the cause of the past problems, weren't you? Wereen't you one of those who spearheaded that illegal pumping tax? Sir, just google up the north San Joaquin water district and add Tom Hoffman to that google and there are pages concerning referring to both yourself and the district. If you're so concerned about the district, why didn't you run for re-election? You were appointed to the board, weren't you? Just who appointed you? Here's one:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703791904576075922686031998.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_US_News_5.
    And here's you and your buddies the Lange twins, the Petersons, Richard Prima, Mr. Lledbetter and Ms. Starr and your statements from the council meeting documents from May 19, 2010 whining about the water tax, Item J-2 on the agenda: http://publicdocs.lodi.gov/Docs/MINUTES/2010/m05-19-10.pdf.
    And what is there to know the last few years except that the district is in a shambles and broke and no one will account for much of the funds. You were part of that dysfunctional system.


  • Tom Hoffman posted at 1:46 pm on Wed, Jan 26, 2011.

    Tom Hoffman Posts: 3

    Doug Chaney knows nothing about the last few years, nor does he know anything about what the District's lawyer has done about protecting our water rights. He remains totally misinformed but blissfully goes about spreading misinformation. Why don't you audit the books yourself Doug? They are public documents.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 7:27 am on Wed, Jan 26, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Why doesn't the high-priced attorney for the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District take the same action? Or do they fear the state demanding an audit of their books and paperwork from the last few years that seem to be either missing or incomplete?



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