JOSHUA BASIN WATER SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

At tonight’s special meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board, the board will meet for closed session labor negotiations for represented employees. There are no other items on the agenda. Tonight’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. at district offices on Chollita Road in Joshua Tree.

JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT FINALLY ISSUES WILL-SERVE LETTER

After the county board of supervisors gave final approval to the Next Era solar project at the former Joshua Tree airport, it was up to the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors to issue a will-serve letter to the energy company. The board held its regular meeting last night,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT

Joshua Basin Water District board of directors will take another look at the NextEra solar project at the former Joshua Tree airport during the regular meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will again consider providing a

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COUNTY DELAYS NEXTERA VOTE, JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETING SHORTENED

The County Board of Supervisors was expected to make a decision on an appeal of the approval of a controversial NextEra Commercial Solar project on the former Roy Williams airport in the Sunfair area of Joshua Tree yesterday. What they did was postpone that hearing until Tuesday, August 16. The

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TAKES UP NEXTERA SOLAR WILL-SERVE LETTER AGAIN

The Joshua Basin Water District Board will revisit the issues surrounding the issuance of a “will-serve” letter for a controversial commercial solar project in the Sunfair area. Reporter Mike Lipsitz outlines the issues… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board will receive an update on the

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD: CHROMIUM 6 REIMBURSEMENT AND A FINANCIAL REPORT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Chromium 6 reimbursement and a financial report are on the agenda….. At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board is expected to receive the third quarter financial report and approve a resolution

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER GENERAL MANAGER ON Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

The General Manager for the Joshua Basin Water District will be the guest on tomorrow’s Up Close Show. Call in between 10 and 11 a.m. Friday morning to ask Curt Sauer about chromium-6 in the water supply, the board’s refusal to provide will-serve letters to the NextEra solar company and

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER APPROVES WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AFTER PUBLIC INPUT

The Joshua Basin Water District approved their water management plan last night, after listening to some public input. Reporter Mike Lipsitz files this report… At last night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board continued from the June 1 meeting a public hearing on the Urban Water Management

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS IN REGULAR SESSION TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in first a closed, then open session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at a busy agenda… Following at 5 p.m. special meeting with labor negotiators, the Joshua Basin Water District will reconvene in open session at 6:30 p.m. consider a number

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETING PART 1 OF 2: SURPRISE OBJECTIONS TO WATER PLAN

In recent weeks, Joshua Basin Water District General Manager Kurt Sauer has made impassioned pleas for public input on the agency’s draft urban water management plan. At last night’s meeting, much to everyone’s surprise, he got it. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains in this first part of a two-part story…

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER HEARS FROM LAFCO, CONSIDERS WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Joshua Basin Water District Board has a full plate for their meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said they will hear from LAFCO, look at a draft water management plan, and consider budgets… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, attendees will hear from the Executive Director of

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER RELEASES DRAFT URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

The blueprint for the future of water use and conservation in Joshua Tree has been released in draft form. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the public review of the Urban Water Management Plan is open…

Joshua Basin Water District has released a draft of its Urban Water Management Plan for public

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD SPECIAL BUDGET WORKSHOP TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight for a presentation and discussion of the agency’s fiscal 2016-17 and 2017-18 budget. This evening’s meeting takes place at district offices on Chollita Road in Joshua Tree.

JOSHUA BASIN WATER PART 2 OF 2: URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

In yesterday’s report on Wednesday’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District we highlighted the ongoing struggle for NextEra Energy to secure a Water Service Agreement from the District. It’s a hot topic that has garnered a lot of community focus. Today, we continue coverage of that meeting with a

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER FACES BIG DECISIONS, PART 1 OF 2

Directors at Joshua Basin Water District have some big decisions on the horizon. Some, like the Joshua Tree airport solar project, have received lots of attention; others, like the Urban Water Management Plan, have gone largely unnoticed. Both were discussed at last night’s meeting. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER FACES CONTROVERSIAL SOLAR PROJECT TONIGHT… AGAIN

It will be déjà vu all over again tonight as the Joshua Basin Water Board again faces a decision on a controversial commercial solar project. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, General Manager Curt Sauer will again ask the board to consider

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DELAYS NEXTERA VOTE IN SPITE OF DIRE PREDICTIONS

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has been dragging its heels for a year on approving a will-serve letter to provide water to the NextEra Solar Project at the site of the former airport in Joshua Tree. NextEra threatened last month that it would dig its own high-capacity

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER FACES NEXTERA SOLAR FIELD DECISION AGAIN TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District canceled their meeting Tuesday night due to a lack of a quorum, but are meeting tonight in a special meeting. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says the NextEra Solar project is back on the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, General Manager

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER INVITES PUBLIC TO DISCUSS WATER SYSTEM NEEDS

update: 10:30 a.m.: This meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of a quorum of water board directors.

What do the customers of the Joshua Basin Water District want from their water system? That’s the question the District will be asking tomorrow morning. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETING TONIGHT CANCELLED

The regular third Wednesday meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, at the new 6:30 meeting time.