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Mesa Water honored for transparency, outreach

September 16, 2013

The Mesa Water District has received an award that recognizes its transparency efforts, according to a news release.

Mesa Water demonstrated the eight requirements needed for recognition from the Special District Leadership Foundation, a Sacramento-based nonprofit that promotes "good governance" among California's special districts.

The requirements include ethics training for all board members, properly partaking in open and public meetings, and the timely filing of financial transactions and compensation reports, according to a Mesa Water release.

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"This award is a testament to Mesa Water's commitment to open government," said Mesa Water President Jim Fisler in a prepared statement. "Mesa Water's board and staff are to be commended for their contributions to facilitate public engagement, awareness and oversight of Mesa Water's activities."

The board will take a photo with its award during its Oct. 10 meeting. The district received the award Aug. 21.

The Costa Mesa-based district, which serves most of the city as well as portions of Newport Beach and unincorporated areas of Orange County, was also lauded for its website and outreach efforts to ratepayers.

—Bradley Zint

Twitter: @bradleyzint

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