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When do the reality TV people show up?

The Clackamas River Water Board craziness is as trashy as anything MTV ever thought up.

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Larry Sowa has been in politics for so long he ought to change his name to Elect Me.

Or, The Enabler. If he votes once with those nutrolls Patricia Holloway & "Grabbin' " Grafton Sterling,* all hell will break loose and all the water in the Clackamas River won't put out that hellfire.

Clackamas County DA John Foote needs to get off his couch and bring those two maniacs to justice. Hey, John: wake up!

* Over the line behavior at Clackamas River Water Begs for Intercession by County
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/09/over_the_line_behavior_at_clac.html

Mojo

Let's assume they are nutrolls.

All the two "elected" board members want is completion of the forensic audit which the CRW's own auditors requested.

The only way all hell break lose by the board voting for an audit is if some egregious improprieties are are found.

If nothing inappropriate turns up they will be shown to be nutrolls.

Either way it all ends.

What the heck is the DA supposed to do about an elected board?

Enough with "forensic audit" red herring, really tax. They're outlaws on an extended spreat ratepayers' and County taxpayers' expense. They are government waste personified. And that goes for their whacked-out shills, too.

"tax" was an auto-typo.

And "spreat" is spree.

3 financial audits have been done & paid for at their idle hands. The last onto, forensic standards. We've been over this already here before. There's no "there" there. It's all in their heads. THAT's where the audits need to be done, actually. Let's start with Holloway. Sterling: You're next. And why do you keep hiding lately? Ah, we know. How paranoid. Monroy: Better carry a toothbrush with you....you've let those goofballs get you into BIG trouble. You don't think so? Just wait 'til you see how happy US Bank's lawtees will be to see you. They may have some special friends to introduce you to.

More Clackamas River Water court hearings, swearing-in ceremonies set for Tuesday
Yuxing Zheng, The Oregonian 11/12/2012 5:34 PM
http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2012/11/clackamas_county_roundup_more_3.html

Mojo,

This sure is a strange issue.

"3 financial audits have been done & paid for at their idle hands. The last one to forensic standards."

There has not been any forensic audit, period.
Since the 2010 auditors' request for a forensic audit there have been two annual financial statement audits. 2010& 2011 with 2012 not yet completed.
None are forensic audits and all cover only what the CRW manager tells Moss-Adams to cover.

The manager is doing all he can to prevent a forensic audit.

Many people familiar with CRW and the other local water districts know the forensic audit of CRW has not been conducted.

Some see no need for one and others do.

But very few are outright opposed with fewer yet falsely claiming it has already been done.

Why would you be telling people it has.

"Water me down" aka "Three Card Monty"

Don't try to blame staff. That's another red herring.

t"Board is as Board does." -- Clackamas Gump

I strongly suspect there is a backstory that explains this powerstruggle over a previously unknown water board. Developers need access to water (think Chinatown).

Too bad the major media isnt looking deeper than meeting minutes. Wish we still had someone like Phil Stanford sniffing around for the O. The true story has to better than some personality conflicts with the manager of the water district.

Alas, not, Panchopdx. There's no rational basis for Holloway & Sterling's whacky rampage. Looks like medical issues at large.

Mojo,

How special.
You've played all three primary moves so common around the region.

There's nothing to see,
no need for a closer look,
personal smearing of those who want investigation.

The PDC, Port of Portland, TriMet, City of Portland water bureau, many Urban Renewal agencies, city and county governments etc have been using your tactics for years.

I'll make a leap and assume you voted for Lehan, Damon and against all the Clackistani initiatives?

Water E. Coyote hits the canyon floor again. *poof!*

More Clackamas River Water court hearings
Yuxing Zheng, The Oregonian 11/12/2012 5:34 PM
http://www.oregonlive.com/milwaukie/index.ssf/2012/11/more_clackamas_river_water_cou.html

Clackamas County judge halts Clackamas River Water board actions until Thursday hearing
By Molly Harbarger, The Oregonian
on November 13, 2012 at 11:30 AM, updated November 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM
http://www.oregonlive.com/lake-oswego/index.ssf/2012/11/clackamas_county_judge_halts_c.html

Judge voids actions by renegade Clackamas water board members
By Molly Harbarger, The Oregonian | Nov. 15, 2012 @ 4:58 PM, updated Nov. 15, 2012 @ 7:11 PM
http://www.oregonlive.com/milwaukie/index.ssf/2012/11/judge_voids_actions_by_renegad.html

Clackamas River Water board gets three new members after judge voids actions taken by two renegades
http://www.oregonlive.com/milwaukie/index.ssf/2012/11/clackamas_river_water_board_ge.html

Excerpt:

A Clackamas County circuit judge Thursday voided the actions of two renegade members of the Clackamas River Water District. Three county-appointed board members were immediately sworn in after the decision.

Judge Jeffrey S. Jones said that because two members do not form a quorum of the five-member board, Patricia Holloway and Grafton Sterling were not able to appoint additional members or make decisions by themselves.

"There must be three in order to carry out business in a lawful fashion," Jones said.

On Oct. 30, the two sitting board members, Patricia Holloway and Grafton Sterling, held a six-hour takeover meeting, at which they appointed two new board members.

****

Also at that meeting, the three then took several dramatic actions, placing the general manager on administrative leave, firing the district's attorney and appointing Holloway's personal attorney, James D. Huffman, as special counsel to the district.

All those actions appear to be voided. General Manager Lee Moore never stopped working, and Dean Phillips said after the ruling that he is still Clackamas River Water’s attorney.

After the hearing, Phillips and staff member Raelene Garrison swore in former county commissioner Larry Sowa and Oregon City residents Kenneth Humberston and Hugh Kalani in the hallway outside the courtroom.

The three were appointed Nov. 8 by the Clackamas County commissioners. County attorney Stephen Madkour defended the county's actions at the hearing. He said the county now has no more involvement with the district, except to ensure a smooth transition for the new board members.

Moore said a meeting of the full board will be scheduled for Tuesday.

The new members said they are optimistic the dispute over whether they could serve won’t cast a pall over their relations with Holloway and Sterling.



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