For those who may want to hear officials talk about the Department of Water and Power’s pumping plans for the year, this issue will come up Monday at a special meeting of the Inyo Supervisors.
The Thursday Water Commission meeting planned for that discussion had to be canceled because of concerns about legal posting for the meeting. The Water Department did post that Thursday agenda on the door of the Big Pine Library, but it was inadvertently moved inside. Water Director Bob Harrington said there is a 24-hour noticing requirement in a “publicly accessible place.” There is currently no plan for another Water Commission meeting.
The Inyo Supervisors scheduled a special meeting for Monday at 9am in Independence. The agenda says the Board will go into closed session immediately for an evaluation of the Director of the Water Department. The DWP pumping issue is the second one under departmental items after that closed session. Inyo and LADWP will hold a Technical Group meeting on or before May 9th to discuss pumping.
In other items before the Supervisors on Monday, the County Administrator will ask the Board to approve a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Deputy Sheriff’s Association. The CAO will also ask for approval of an agreement with William Avery & Associates to recruit for a new County Counsel following current Counsel Randy Keller’s retirement. The cost will not exceed $27,000. The Board will also meet in closed session to talk about appointment of a County Counsel.