Board votes to file appeal on preferential rights judgment

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors voted to appeal the trial court's dismissal of the lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to determine preferential rights to Metropolitan's water. The appeal is in response to San Francisco Superior Court Judge James J. McBride's judgment sustaining a demurrer filed by MWD against the Authority.

Water Authority’s Board of Directors Adopts New Meeting Times

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors has changed its schedule through the end of 2013 to begin committee meetings at 8 a.m. and formal monthly Board meetings as early as 2 p.m. starting on Aug. 22. Both times are an hour earlier than they have been in recent years.

The changes are designed to give the 36-member Board more time to discuss agenda items. The Board’s regular meetings typically are held after a series of committee meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month. Special meetings are scheduled as needed.

Jim Madaffer Elected as Board Chair of Water Authority

New officers for the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors were unanimously elected today, with Jim Madaffer starting his two-year term as Board chair on Oct. 1. Madaffer, vice chair of the Board for the past two years as a representative from the City of San Diego, will serve with incoming Vice Chair Gary Croucher, a Board representative from the Otay Water District, and incoming Secretary Christy Guerin from the Olivenhain Municipal Water District. Mark Muir, who represents the San Dieguito Water District on the Water Authority’s Board, served as chair for the past two years. He was […]

Water Authority Prevails in Open Meetings Lawsuit

Superior Court Judge John S. Meyer ruled in favor of the San Diego County Water Authority on July 20, 2018, in a lawsuit that erroneously alleged the agency was violating the state’s primary open meetings statute, known as the Brown Act. San Diegans for Open Government, represented by Cory Briggs, sued the Water Authority on June 12, 2017, claiming violations of the Brown Act. Briggs asserted that the four delegates appointed by the Water Authority to the Metropolitan Water District’s Board of Directors were a “legislative body” under the Brown Act. Under that incorrect theory, Briggs argued that any time […]

Water Authority One of Six ‘Platinum’ Drinking Water Utilities Honored Nationwide

The San Diego County Water Authority on Monday was one of six public water agencies nationwide to receive a Platinum Award for Utility Excellence from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, or AMWA. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in implementing nationally recognized best practices for effective utility management.