Seems like if Cathy Nelson-Hood and Vivien Spicer-Johnson can’t have thier way, then the people of Rio Linda will suffer for it.
It’s been quite a week in Rio Linda… Last week’s elections were certainly a referendum on the water board and the poor job they’ve done over the past two years. Incumbents Mary Harris, Stephanie Suela and Belinda Paine were soundly beaten by Frank Caron, Courtney Caron and Martin Smith.
The next day, Wednesday, the Local Agency Formation Commision (LAFCO) held a meeting in which well over two hours were spent on the Rio Linda Elverta Community Water District and the impending collapse. Commissioner Chuck Rose (who sits on the Board of Directors of the Citrus Heights Water District, and the Sacramento Groundwater Authority) seemed to “get it” when he stated â€œSome of actions the board is taking right now is sabotage,â€.
The Commission made a motion that included Not signing any long term contracts for the next 30 days, and re-hiring GM Mycheal Cardenas.
The very next night, at an emergency session of the Board of Directresses, they set about ignoring every request made. The BoD awarded a 5 year contract to an accounting firm, and hired Joe Sherrill, AN ENGINE BUILDER, as new GM with a 3 year contract!
Fast forward to Sunday afternoon, when an odd collection of cars were seen at the water district offices at a time when the office is usually dark and deserted. It seems that Vivien, Cathy, and Ravi were at the office changing locks, changing passwords and preparing to terminate the employment of the dedicated water district employees. That’s right… they’re scuttling the ship. If they can’t succeed, then they’ll make sure no-one else succeeds… costing the people of Rio Linda and Elverta hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process.
Monday afternoon, it was verified… locks have been re-keyed and board president Cathy Nelson-Hood was seen conferring with a temp agency.
These are dark times for Rio Linda, friends. I don’t know what happens next. The next 4 weeks are going to be filled with tumult, at best…