You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth. This is my own opinion.

Demand one water district on this mountain. If you pretend to care, just talk about it every few years. If you really care, demand it. It’s not hard to understand it. Paying three times for everything means you don’t care.

Yes, we want you to come to the meetings and demand this. If you don’t, you don’t care.

No one comes to the meeting so the only way you get your information is through the newspaper. One newspaper with one agenda: to sell papers.

Over the last 10 years, I don’t know how many times JP has told our board, “No one on this mountain conducts a better meeting.”

Maybe times are getting tough and money is the only thing that can keep a paper alive. Why is there only one paper? Because only one can survive.

So my point is, we need one water district and at least two newspapers. Anything less than that, then you’re paying too much money and only getting half the story.

Every time the newspaper makes a claim about what the water district does or says, it prints it for a couple of weeks and then it dies out never backing it up with facts, just opinions. All I can say is if you want to listen to one side, it’s your choice and in the end, you own the end results and have to live with it.

Now the people on the outside feeding the newspaper all have one thing in common: money. They don’t care about you, it’s what they need. Plain and simple.

I have been on this board for two reasons: to run the water district the best way possible, and to protect the employees and customers with fairness. Many  things have been done to do both and the only thing you are told is inaccurate facts. I am proud of everything I have done to help, would not change one thing and will continue to do the same.

For everyone else this is your Idyllwild. Know the facts, not someone’s opinion. If you know the truth and it isn’t right, change it. I am 100 percent behind you. If you know the truth and facts, then you can’t go wrong.

Michael Freitas

Idyllwild Water District director