Badlands Journal editorial board
Hyporcrisy dripped from the rafters and eves of the new UC Merced on March 3 when the great local water whine went up for the benefit of state officials meeting to "listen" to exactly such eloquent, entitled, hereditary complaint.
The very ground on which the whine was made and listened to receives water and sewer services from the City of Merced, although UC Merced is outside the city limits. At the time of the hookup and probably still, this is a direct violation of the City's own ordinance, which prohibits City sewer and water service outside the City's corporate limits.
The issue was litigated and decided as is nearly always the case with the University of Califonria, despite the merits of the case, in the university's favor by the perpetually fawning bench.
Nevertheless, UC Merced is one of the largest consumers of City water, because, of course, totally contrary to the voiced opinion of Mike Wade, former eexecutive director of the Merced Farm Bureau and executive director of the California Farm Water Coalition, numerous UC lawyers, assorted consultants and flaks, there was never enough water under the campus to support academic life. Read More »