March 2004

For your information, more on the landfill

orchardsummary.pdf is a printable version of this document. This is a 10 page file so please be patient when downloading the file over a modem.

City of Modesto
Memorandum

TO: Peter Cowles, Acting Engineering and Transportation Director

FROM: Jocelyn Reed, Solid Waste Manager

SUBJECT: Review of Water Use and Orchard Acreage on County-Owned “Fink Road Farm”

Summary:

More on the Landfill

Modesto City Council members Janice Keating and Will O'Bryant have joined Reagan Wilson, Michael Krausnick, and the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors in covering up the landfill scandal.

They have refused to consider hiring independent council to pursue possible litigation against Stansilaus County for over charging Modesto rate-payers for garbage collection. For the Modesto rate-payers, this amounts to over $7 million in over-charges.

"I really don't know much about Lee Torrens. I never really saw the guy much."

 The documents below are public record.

The meeting was held at the Sundial Restaurant on January 20, 1998.

In attendance was Gordon Dewers, Director of Environmental Resources for Stanislaus County.

Ray Simon, Supervisor of Stanislaus County.

Lee Torrens, county consultant.

Representatives from Covanta, operators of the waste to energy plant.

The agenda for the meeting is not available at this time. We can wait.

Mark Vasche has lost his way!

Every Modestan can evaluate the Modesto Bee according to the Code of Ethics advocated by Mark Vasche. They can judge for themselves the credibility of this "journalist".

Perhaps Mr. Vasche can explain to the citizens of Modesto what he was doing in the Mayors office when the search warrants were served on the Mayor?

The Donkey and the Well…

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered anyway; it just was not worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shove dirt into the well.