TAX WATCHDOG, BUSINESS GROUP ENDORSE DAIGLE FOR WATER BOARD
The Orange County Taxpayers Association and the Orange County Business Council have endorsed Leslie Daigle for the Orange County Water District board.
The endorsements of OC’s premier tax watchdog and business groups reflect Daigle’s commitment to fiscal restraint and her deep knowledge of water issues. The two-term Newport Beach councilwoman has led efforts to dredge Newport Harbor for the first time since it opened in the 1930s, as well as helping oversee dredging and other watershed-related efforts in the Back Bay.
“The OC Business Council is proud to endorse Leslie Daigle for the Water District board,” said OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn “Leslie has a proven track record of effective leadership, needed now more than ever. Clean, safe drinking water is paramount and effective management of Orange County’s water supply is critical for our families and economy. Leslie can do the job and do it right!”
“I am very grateful to OCTax and the Business Council for their support,” said Daigle. “I have worked hard on water issues on the City Council and I’m looking forward to applying the knowledge and the access to government officials I’ve developed to the important work of the Water Board.”
Completing her second term on the council, Leslie has been a driving force for sound fiscal policies, public employee pension reform, effective service delivery, and protection of the city’s coastal and bay waters for both environmental and economic reasons. She was the council’s lead advocate for coordinated state and federal funding to complete the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Restoration Project, and dredging of the main bay to significantly improve navigability and water quality.
About OC Water District
Created by an act of the state Legislature in 1933, OCWD’s primary responsibility is managing the vast groundwater basin under northern and central Orange County that supplies water to more than 20 cities and water agencies, serving more than 2.3 million Orange County residents. The District’s Service Area 5 includes large parts of Newport Beach and Irvine.