Los Alamitos Councilman Troy Edgar‘s done it again — from the position of authority he still maintains as Chair of the OC Sanitation District, the Register’s OC Watchdog reports: Wastewater district loses millions to biosolids boondoggle.
Watchdogger Tony Saavedra writes:
In 2005, Atlanta-based EnerTech Environmental Inc. sold the Orange County Sanitation District and waste treatment plants from Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties on a way to turn their biosolids – it is what it sounds like – into clean-burning coal-like pellets.
Does Edgar allow his own businesses to lose this kind of money, or because it’s risking OPM (Other People’s Money) that it’s OK to gamble public funds on “biosolid pellets” — as Saavedra alludes, a polite term for exactly what you’d think it is:
The Orange County Sanitation District dropped EnerTech in June, but not before spending $3.5 million more than it should have to get rid of its biosolid wastes…Orange County got a chance to dump the contract in 2011, but gave the biosolids plant another chance.
What is this fascination Edgar has with waste and garbage? While Mayor of Los Alamitos last year
— before he spent six figures of his kids’ college fund to run for the 72nd Assembly District seat and got CREAMED in an 11.4% landslide by a political rookie — along with Brett Barbre, his Assembly campaign manager, he was deep in trash hauler Consolidated Disposal’s dumpsters with bidding anomalies and rigged contracts that eventually cost his city a $200k settlement to a citizen’s group.
Little wonder R. Scott Moxley at the OC Weekly recently called Edgar “unscrupulous”, using him as an example to illustrate the OC GOP’s failures last election. Los Alamitos needs to rid themselves of this guy — and maybe now, before he, his ego and his questionable business sense run again in 2014.