Many believe that the appointment should be filled by a current council member so that they can be held responsible by
voters for their actions on the Board. Currently, Blake is answerable only to the Fullerton City Council. Fullerton
If the appointment is to be held by a non-council member, then the process should be open to ALL candidates equally like any other council appointment to a commission or committee.
Whoever is appointed will be tasked with a massive budgetary shortfall that rivals
’s. The appointee will be asked for double-digit rate hikes and even more spending. They need to know the water industry and even more about public policy and long-term investment solutions. They need to know Sacramento and not just through the myopic eyes of service clubs. Fullerton
Fullerton deserves an accountable and credible representative on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.