Tag: Modesto Irrigation District water rates

Republican Bill? A lot more than $68,461 for Ann Coulter

Modesto gadfly Emerson Drake’s gifts for political theater were never more apparent than when he presented a bill for $68,461 to Jim DeMartini at the June 13 meeting of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors. Drake was protesting using tax dollars to pay for security when the Republican Central Committee (DeMartini is

Will MID Fail on Water?

“We’re in a new world here,” said John Mensinger during last Tuesday’s Water Workshop in the Modesto Irrigation District’s (MID) boardroom. And while many in the audience seemed to agree, his fellow directors apparently weren’t listening. The subject was a modest proposal by MID staff to increase water rates to $29.25 an