Like many others have voiced, I’m appreciative of the efforts put forth to petition the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) to extend the launch ramp at Diamond Valley Lake.
However, such hard work was done without heeding some of the oldest advice in citizenship/politics. That is, don’t pick any fights you can’t win. Or said another way, don’t burn any calories you don’t have to. The MWD is not a government agency. It doesn’t answer to the voice of the people. In fact, short of a Presidential Decree, they don’t have to do anything they don’t want to do.
While it is true, not every member of its Board of Directors is opposed to recreation, the agency cleverly operates in such a fashion there is no practical recourse later for the Board to reconsider. And nothing has changed from the beginning here. There was no ramp on DVL just a few weeks before the lake opened.
It was just a facade. There was a welcome mat, but the house wasn’t finished. They built a chimney, but the flue was blocked. So Santa won’t be coming this year.
And probably for many years.