According to our sources, it looks like the Santa Ana City Council is going to pay Councilwoman Michele Martinez a stipend of $18,000 a year to sit on the Board of the Metropolitan Water District.
In years past this role was filled by a Santa Ana Public Works employee – who was not paid anything extra to attend the meetings. It was part of his job.
Even the previous MWD Commissioner, former Santa Ana Mayor Dan Griset, served on the MWD Board without asking to be paid. Continue reading