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Drew Will Not Seek Fifth Term On NID Board

During the public comment period of Wednesday morning’s NID Board meeting, a number of people stated they’d heard that Director John Drew had resigned. And if true, they urged the Board to not appoint a replacement, but let the November election process run the normal course. Drew, who was not at the meeting, told KNCO that he’s not resigning. But he says he has decided to not seek a fifth Division Two term…

click to listen to John Drew

Drew says Bierwagen has extensive experience in water and agriculture, including as a member of the County Farm Bureau. And he says he will not be vacating the seat early. Meanwhile, Drew says he wants to devote full time, in the private sector, in support of the controversial Centennial Dam project. And despite regular opposition of the project being expressed at every Board meeting, he says there is majority support from the public…

click to listen to John Drew

There is one announced candidate for the Division Two seat, so far, Bruce Herring, who also opposes Centennial. There is one candidate for the Division One seat being vacated by Nancy Webber, who’s retiring….Ricki Heck. And there is also one challenger for the Division Four seat currently occupied by William Morebeck, who is also running. The filing deadline for the November elections is August 10th.


July 25, 2018

Dianna Suarez

John Drew will not resign but will no longer attend Board Meetings? He has appointed his successor? "despite regular opposition of the project being expressed at every Board meeting, he says there is majority support from the public…" Sounds like John Drew is living in a fantasy world of his own making. As a Placer County Disenfranchised Stakeholder, I am glad he is no longer in a position of influence.

July 27, 2018

Michael Hill-Weld

This is good news for the residents of the district. I look forward to an informed and vigorous campaign.
Bruce Herring is an excellent candidate to replace Drew. He has been active in the community including attending and participating in many NID meetings. (In over 2 years, I have yet to see the candidate Drew supports at an NID meeting.)
Typically, Drew has mischaracterized the opponents to the $471,000,000 Centennial Dam project. A majority of them are residents of the district and pay fees or taxes to NID. We'll miss Drew's inaccurate statements at board meetings.

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