Last week, the Beaumont Cherry Valley Water District held a workshop to receive input from the public regarding the new water restrictions and how the drought should, or should not, influence the rate of future growth in the City of Beaumont.
All five Beaumont council members and candidates challenging for the three open seats were sent letters of invitation to speak. Only one of the incumbents, David Castaldo, attended. He was joined by Mayor Brenda Knight. Councilman Brian DeForge and Councilman Roger Berg did not show up. Mark Lara and I attended but there was no sign of Mark Orozco.
The Mayor read a prepared statement that she indentified as the City's official statement. Mr. Castaldo, Mr. Lara and I followed the Mayor's official statement. All four of our speeches are linked hear for your listening pleasure.