Continues His Reign Of Corruption
Mitzelfelt fails to excuse himself in conflict matter.
County abrogates EIR authority to Orange County special interests.
Brad Mitzelfelt at May 1, 2012 Board meeting.
There is nothing more precious to the delicate balance of life and
the desert eco-system than water; the essence of which is paramount to existance.
The desert ground water of Cadiz, midway between Newberry Springs
and Needles, California, is being jeopardized by foreign investors who are planning to drain
a critical east Mojave Desert aquifier in order to sell water to Orange County and east Los Angeles
The massive removal of water from the desert has been quietly promoted by
local county district supervisor, Brad Mitzelfelt, who is now known to have accepted at least
$48,100 from Cadiz, Inc., the major promoter behind the project.
Other business entities on the water project are also supporting
At a county supervisor Board meeting on May 1, 2012, despite numerous
objections from the audience, the Board voted to accept a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
with the Orange County promoters that places the profiteers in control of producing the required
Environmental Impact Review (EIR). This is a major conflict of interest.
In additon to turning over its authority and responsibility to
develop the EIR to the developers, the County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors has also
agreed to ridicious terms that places the opposing residents of San Bernardino County in a near
impossible position to monitor, object, and fight the project and any later operating abuses.
The MOU is extremely one-sided, mandating extreme requirements before
future supervisors could address problems; and usually only then by the filing of litigation.
Brad Mitzelfelt led supervisors Janice Rutherford, Gary C. Ovitt and
Josie Gonzales in voting for the abomination. Only Supervisor Neil Derry of the Third
District voted against the MOU.
"Brad Mitzelfelt has led the supervisors to a very dark place," states Ted
Stimpfel of Newberry Springs, "the board members hold a fiduciary duty to serve the best benefit
of the lives, liberty and property of the people they represent; not those living in Orange County."
Stimpfel continued, "This is a massive abuse of power that will negatively
affect future generations living in San Bernardino county. Metzelfelt has delivered to those
who gave him tens of thousands of dollars."
The Newberry Springs property owners association will be
hosting Brad Mitzelfelt on May 12, 2012 at 10 A.M. in the Newberry Springs Community Center.
Mitzelfelt is making a rare speaking visit to Newberry Springs to support of his bid to acquire
the power of a congressional seat.
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