John Flynn sent out an editorial to me and other local media. I don't live in John Flynn's or Steve Bennett's district so I don't know all the details but I figured I'd post it.
I ran into John Flynn last summer and he said that he reads my blog. I appreciate it Mr. Flynn.
> Dear Ed,
> It was so great to hear from you. I have always
> valued our friendship. You are such a good
> As you know, I think that I wrote you about it
> but I am no longer connected with the Matilija
> project. Steve Bennett became highly jealous of
> mine and the Coalition successes. And so after
> he was elected to the Supervisors he teamed up
> to run me off the project. It is his district
> but I think of it as a broad impact.
> Now he is trying to take money from Watershed
> Protection District Zone Two, the area drained
> by the Santa Clara River, and use it for the
> Matilija project, which is in Zone One.
> I am having a press conference this Monday at
> 11 AM I hope that you can attend if you are in
> the area. I will explain at the conference that
> taking the money was inappropriate and perhaps
> illegal. Believe it or not it was going to used
> to finance the El Rio sewer project. These are
> poor people who cannot afford the project out
> of their pocket. They just don’t have the
> Legally, I think the money must be returned to
> Zone Two. I want to expose the issue thus the
> news conference.
> I will also write a letter to the top
> commander of the Army Corps to advise him on
> what Bennett is doing. The Corps does not like
> The Matilija project is in trouble, mainly due
> to Bennett’s inadequate personality to
> teamwork. He makes all the decisions without
> consulting with the coalition.
> The people in the coalition are afraid to talk.
> Also, they avoid me like I’m radio active..
> If you need more information, please call me. I
> remain a supporter of the project but it is
> weakened because of Bennett inappropriate
> behavior. But I have to remember the project is
> more important than Bennett.
> I hate to bear this news to you but I thought
> perhaps you should know.
> Your friend,