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Hugh Scanlon ran a productive and informative water district meeting

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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:06 am, Sat Jun 11, 2011.

I would like to recognize and commend my representative on the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District, Hugh Scanlon. At Monday's meeting, Mr. Scanlon led a productive and informative water district meeting, in the absence of Chairman Bryan Pilkington.

Board directors Mark Beck and Joe Peterson also deserve recognition for their continued professional demeanor. Since their election to the board last fall, they continue to work on overcoming the many obstacles placed in their path. They have tirelessly worked to benefit the district, identifying problem areas and seeking common sense solutions. Most certainly neither Mr. Beck nor Mr. Peterson have deserved to be labeled "obstructionists," as voiced by the other board directors.

It was refreshing to attend a meeting that was not contentious and where board and audience members were not ridiculed, spoken down to, belittled, or denied their right to speak. I found it most embarrassing to have other water districts mock and laugh at the inaction of our board of directors in a recent Lodi News-Sentinel article.

I look forward to the next meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. on June 27 at the Liberty Fire Dept., and trust that this meeting, too, will be conducted with fairness and civility. The agenda items (hiring of a new watermaster, accounting firm, legal representation, delinquent ground water charges, Tracy Lakes, and the district mission and goals) are important to all residents of the district, so please try to attend and see your local government in action.

Janice Tucker


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  • daniel hutchins posted at 9:36 pm on Sat, Jun 11, 2011.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1339

    Hugh: If you're reading this, congratulations!

  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:52 am on Sat, Jun 11, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    In my opinion, two of these board members were part of the past problems and need to stop finger pointing and blaming others for past mistakes. It's their job to solve the problems along with the rest of the board and all agricultural interests involved. It's time to quit the scenario of the boards' past and move on to make this a functioning, efficient water district beneficial to all those involved. Good luck on that.


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