To the Editor: Calls for an end to GA

The unelected “Groundwater Authority” should be known as the Groundwater Tyrants. You know, a group that does what they want with our water and our right to use it for our best good, without any accountability whatsoever.

Since when in this country did five people get to just sign an agreement, and then take power to tax and police our water use? I ask you, since when? Who came down from heaven and gave them this unaccountable power? Can anybody tell me when we voted to put these usurpers in power? What date was the election; who were the candidates?

Oh — I see, there wasn’t an election. This “board” exists completely outside of our consent. We never asked for it, we never voted it into power and we sure don’t like their soon coming attempt to foist a tax bill of close to $1,500 per year for each household on us.

The only way that these unelected usurpers will be removed from their seat of power is for the following demand to be shouted loudly at them, until they buckle under the pressure. Leave, Mick Gleason — we didn’t vote you onto the Groundwater Authority. Get out. Leave, Ron Kicinski — we didn’t vote you onto the Groundwater Authority. Get out. Leave, Scott Hayman — we didn’t vote you onto the Groundwater Authority. Get out. Leave, John Vallejo — we didn’t vote you onto the Groundwater Authority. Get out. Leave, Bob Page — we didn’t vote you onto the Groundwater Authority. Get out.

Call them during public comment at the “Groundwater Authority” board meeting (every third Thursday at the convenient time of 11 a.m.) and tell them so. Write emails to apriln@iwvwd.com and tell them to get out. Call their secretary who resides at the water district office at 760-375-5086 and leave a message for them to get out. Write Scott Hayman at shayman@ridgecrest-ca.gov, Ron Kicinski at ron.kicinski.director@gmail.com, Mick Gleason at district1@kerncounty.com, Bob Page at Bob.Page@rov.sbcounty.gov, and John Vallejo at jcvallejo@inyocounty.us and tell them to get out.

Make it clear we want no one but people we vote into office ruling over us.

Mike Neel

Story First Published: 2020-05-22