Author: Jennifer Smith


  • Excerpt from an email to fellow EWUA Members, July 11, 2024: “The people being recalled should not be the people managing the recall meeting and counting the ballots that could remove them from the Board. “The dominant Board Faction — Jim Nelson, Teri Nigretto, Mike Cleveland, and Leith Templin — refuses to permit a neutral…

  • Michael Riordan’s comment on Director Carol Anderson’s Letter to the Editor: My jaw dropped when I read the title of the Sounder article, declaring that Carol Anderson and Ron Claus had broken the law by telling the truth. As a long-time author of many, many articles in the regional and national press (see my website),…

  • Carol Anderson’s Response to Nigretto is published as Letter to the Editor.

  • We’ve been hearing some great questions as we visit around the community. So, today, we’ve added two new pages/buttons. The FAQs page is in answer to the questions we’re hearing as we listen. We’ll add more as we learn of commonly-asked questions. The EWUA Retaliation page, although still in answer to a question, is separate…

  • This is a report on the Farm to Market LLC vs EWUA lawsuit hearing. Written by the Concerned Eastsound Water Users* _____________________________________________________ On July 3, 2024, the San Juan Superior Court held a nearly two-hour hearing on the flawed 2023 EWUA director election process.  At the close, Judge Kathryn Loring said she will take time…

  • Here’s an excerpt from the response to EWUA from Mike Parnell (for Farm to Market): “The EWUA board agreed that the 2023 ballot to elect new directors did not have the correct number of seats to be voted on. EWUA refused to correct the error and, instead, went to Court to defend that error. “The…

  • We’ve added a page called, “Distractions.”  It’s also a button on the homepage, so you’ll be able to find it again. Basically, EWUA’s dominant Board faction wants Members to think about anything other than the reasons why they are being recalled. We need to keep our focus on the truth rather than on the distractions.…

  • As 2024 RecallWater and EWUA-related news occurs, we’ll add that information under the “New/Articles/Press Releases” button on the RecallWater site and perhaps write about them here on this blog. As we add new pages/buttons to the site, we’ll explain those here. As we add new information to pages, we’ll notify you of that as well.…

  • Welcome! The information that was on the 2023 RecallWater site is still relevant and available. You can get to it anytime by scrolling to the bottom of the 2024 home page and clicking on “Link to Round 1 RecallWater homepage.” Most every button is self-explanatory. What changes most, as proxies and petition signatures come in,…

  • Did you see Director Jim Cook’s Statement? Here is an excerpt: “Five years later I met Steve Smith and discovered that the Board of Eastsound Water was fraught with irregularities, if not outright financial malfeasance, bullying, and related organizational dysfunction. Though much of this mess was supposedly “resolved” through a legal agreement between the Board…