Good morning, I am a long time West Basin watcher. I have challenged them on overspending for certain projects, they don’t need for many years. I used to attend their meetings, when they were in person.
I appreciate your reporting on West Basin and you’ve probably already heard about this. But if not, I got this text late last night and I saw it early this morning.
Patrick Shields escorted out of West Basin, do you know anything about that? Walked out with ARMED GUARDS!
As you know and have reported, GM Patrick Shields has a history of work sexual harassment settlements at his previous water agency jobs and recently had his contract renewed.
I’m not sure if this had anything to do with his removal from WB headquarters in Carson yesterday.
i don’t know if you’ve been following the machinations of west basin’s Gloria Gray as chair of the metropolitan district? The LA Times reported on the hiring of their new GM and the attempt to undo the selection of their GM. Gloria was part of that group and said she would only vote for a woman, who happened to be the number 2 candidate, Pat Mulroy, with her own set of issues.
Also there have been a series of articles on the harassment of tradeswomen at MWD, all under Gloria’s watch.