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"Our reservoir is very small, it ...
"Our reservoir is very small, it doesn't have five, six, seven or 12 years of storage like some of the other reservoirs in the state," says City of Santa Cruz Water Director Rosemary Menard.
Santa Cruz Sentinel cartoonist Steven ...
Santa Cruz Sentinel cartoonist Steven DeCinzo, for instance, did a rendering of Santa Cruz Water Director Rosemary Menard as a toilet-water-serving caricature named "Rosemary Poopins."
Friends of the Reservoirs - News
Rosemary Minard, of the Portland Water Bureau, was the EPA representative to the Federal Advisory Committee during their meeting period from March 1999 - September 2000.
The Unfiltered Systems Working Group document is signed by the water systems of Massachusetts (Metro Boston), New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Tacoma, but not Portland.
Friends of the Reservoirs
The EPA Region 10 office, which includes folks that have a long-standing association with former PWB manager Rosemary Menard and cozy consultant Joe Glicker two of the architects of the LT2 rule, are pushing for denial of delay in the reservoir projects.
The costly tributary scat and water sampling program that the PWB supported and now must follow over the next ten years was initially designed by PWB's Rosemary Menard and Joe Glicker then with MWH global back in 2005.
Friends of the Reservoirs - Background
With regard to LT2 and Portland's historic open reservoirs, MWH held an open reservoir contract that was amended and extended 8 times over 8 years, with additional work and dollar amounts added (1995-2004) while concurrently assisting a PWB manager, Rosemary Menard, in negotiating the LT2 rule (1997-2003).
Rosemary Menard, Portland Water Bureau Manager assumed lead role in suggesting and initiating local contract with MWH, coordinating Large Unfiltered Working Group members NY, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Tacoma
Rosemary Menard, Mort Anoushirivani of PWB and Dave Hillmore of Seattle Water Dept. constituted the selection committee hiring MWH.
came from Seattle WB to Portland in 1995.
and Joe Glicker MWH were key EPA Enhanced Surface Water Regulation negotiators.
Rosemary Menard was a member of the Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) for the Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) process signing off on the "Agreement in Principle" for Portland and the Unfiltered Working Group.
Although Water Bureau managers do not have the authority to enter into agreements on behalf of the City
, Ms. Menard
signed the FACA "Agreement in Principle" without it ever being brought before Council and without any public disclosure.
involvement in this negotiated rulemaking process and signing onto the "Agreement in Principle" essentially meant that she
(and Joe Glicker, MWH) had committed the City of Portland without any authority to requirements that if implemented would unnecessarily degrade our pure Bull Run source water and potentially degrade our open reservoirs while providing no measurable public health benefit, creating new risks and costing ratepayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
Before the official FACA process began Rosemary Menard
and Joe Glicker met behind closed doors in D.C. with EPA Enhanced Surface Water rule negotiators (Stig Regli).
When seeking this corporate contract Ms. Menard
communicated via e-mail with the City Attorney inquiring as to how this work could be shielded from the public.
was a part of the selection committee for this contract.