Editor’s note: This letter was sent to the Idyllwild Water District board:

I am sending this email to let you know effective today, Sept. 16, 2016, I am retiring from the water district board.

I have had a health issue since the beginning of the year, which has gone on until maybe now, but unsure.

I had my spleen removed, which looks like it may have fixed the problem. It will take sometime to be sure.

Now I have to be checked weekly and fear it will conflict with meetings that may have to take place with the district.

Because of that, and a group of people that want to change the course of the water district, I see nothing I can offer the water district, not believing in the path they want to take.

Michael Freitas