Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Hi-Desert Water District finally launched their outreach campaign to educate the residents in the Phase One sewer project after being delayed 3 months due to the General Manager’s attempt to bring the sewer project in-house.
A team of HDWD meter readers placed 700 door hangers on the Old Town area announcing the meetings for Monday December 12th at 12:30 and 5:00 PM. The HDWD did not have any information on their website nor were the meetings announced in a Press Release.
When questioned about this “outreach strategy,” Staff said “They didn’t want too many attendees to show up at once.” Yep! That’s what they said! Not wanting hundreds of attendees to show up, the room at the Yucca Valley Community Center was reserved for the entire day with 140 chairs.
There were only 10 attendees at the first meeting and only 3 persons showed up for the 5 PM meeting.Two HDWD Directors were present at each meeting along with Gm Ed Muzik and 4 Staff members.
What a waste of time and resources!
Here are a couple of photos of the 5 PM session: