Friday, August 29, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Directors for Fairfield-Suisun district will report on conferences

By
From page A5 | March 26, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Reports about conferences will be filed by Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District directors – and Gregory Baatrup, district general manager, will advise directors about what staff members learn during travel that the Solano County grand jury said cost a total of $135,169 from 2010 to 2012.

“We are using public money,” director Catherine Moy said. “There’s reason to give the public what we’ve learned.”

Moy was elected by directors to the sewer district’s executive committee in January – a post she said had been denied to her because of her opposition to “junkets” taken by other district directors.

She spoke Monday at the meeting of the full board when Baatrup reviewed the reporting requirement that he said “just formalizes the procedure so we can check all the boxes off with the grand jury.” Public agencies that are the subject of a grand jury report respond to the document.

Directors said they have been filing reports about conferences, whose cost was a subject of a 2013 grand jury report.

Moy at the sewer district executive committee meeting last week had suggested that staff also file reports. Baatrup said Monday such a requirement would involve additional work and that care would have to be taken so that reports weren’t too explicit.

He said after the meeting that his concerns cover technical and administrative matters that can arise at conferences.

Rather than require staff members to file accounts of conferences, Baatrup will review the events when he makes his report to directors during the board meetings.

Suisun City resident George Guynn Jr. of the Central Solano Citizens-Taxpayers Group said he’s happy to see sewer district officials discussing the requirement for reports about conferences that directors attend.

“But the junkets need to be reduced,” he said.

The argument that conferences allow directors to network with other politicians just allows the possibility of more actions that the sewer district shouldn’t undertake, Guynn said.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 5 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • patrickMarch 25, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    just what taxpayers need. overpaid directors networking with politicians.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • George Guynn, JrMarch 25, 2014 - 6:04 pm

    Patrick, I agree! We don't need a manager of the district that makes over $300K a year (more than the President of the country), either.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • HuckleberryMarch 25, 2014 - 7:08 pm

    How laughable. Baatrup will advise staff members about what they have learned on their vacations. Now I know why my sewer bill is so high.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • mescMarch 25, 2014 - 7:28 pm

    I would like to have a report on what they did with their spare time and why they needed to learn/what they learned/ and why they could not learn this here.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Dexter FowlerMarch 26, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    Ever hear of webinars?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

 
Vallejo festival will celebrate Wilderness Act anniversary

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

Hood-Courtland: Small towns boast interesting facts

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A1

 
Opponents: State water plan will destroy Delta

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A1, 5 Comments | Gallery

Vallejo Symphony launches new season Sept. 21

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

 
Prolific pears rule Courtland area

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A1 | Gallery

1 critical after 2 shot at Fairfield bus stop

By Jess Sullivan | From Page: A1, 22 Comments | Gallery

 
New role for symphony conductor begins next year

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

 
No plea as Vacaville homicide suspect appears in court

By Jess Sullivan | From Page: A3, 11 Comments | Gallery

 
Vacaville man convicted of fifth DUI

By Jess Sullivan | From Page: A3, 8 Comments

 
Suisun police plan holiday weekend checkpoint

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3, 4 Comments

 
Solano continues to deal with earthquake

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A4, 2 Comments

 
 
Bunting earns praise for role in paint case

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A5

 
Fairfield police log: Aug. 27, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A8

 
Suisun City police log: Aug. 27, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A8

Weather for Aug. 29, 2014

By Daily Republic | From Page: B14

 
.

US / World

California Supreme Court pick confirmed

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Assembly approves statewide ban on plastic bags

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 2 Comments | Gallery

Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Mom won’t be charged in school confrontation

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Flight diverts to Boston over reclined-seat upset

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8, 1 Comment

 
Testimony wraps up in former Va. governor trial

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

 
Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8, 2 Comments

 
4 killed in New Mexico crash of medical flight

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

US rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

 
Suit claims police brutality at Ferguson protests

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8, 2 Comments

Obama rules out US military action in Ukraine

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13 | Gallery

 
Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13 | Gallery

UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

 
A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

 
.

Opinion

How about keeping our ISIS plan secret?

By Bud Stevenson | From Page: A11, 26 Comments

 
What should the US do about the Islamic State?

By Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis | From Page: A11, 4 Comments

 
Question of the week: Is US policy on hostages correct?

By Daily Republic | From Page: A11

More ways to help stop bullies

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11

 
.

Living

Community Calendar: Aug. 29, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Today in History: Aug. 29, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

How do I deal with my overweight cousin who smells like cat urine?

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: B13, 1 Comment

 
Horoscopes: Aug. 29, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: B13

.

Entertainment

Week in preview Aug. 29-Sept. 4

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

 
Review: ‘As Above’ so-so

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Review: Ex-007 actor spying again in ‘Nov. Man’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Review: The case against binge-watching TV

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Entertainment calendar: Aug. 29, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: B4

 
Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
.

Sports

Borland returns pick for TD, 49ers beat Texans

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
Carr’s 3 TDs lead Raiders past Seahawks 41-31

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

Prep football preview: Rio Vista looks to get back to playoffs

By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
Angels rally in 10th for 4-3 win over Oakland

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

Record-setting Petit leads Giants past Rockies 4-1

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
USC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situation

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Williams overcomes 3 early double-faults to win at U.S. Open

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

 
Mickelson in a bind with 4 straight playoff events

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Weakened US team aims for world basketball title

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Rise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Week Zero prep football capsules

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B9

Local youngster will play baseball on national stage

By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B9, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Signups for Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B10

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

By The Associated Press | From Page: B10 | Gallery

 
This date in sports history for Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

Sports on TV/Local sports for Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B11

 
Power looks for elusive IndyCar title at Fontana

By The Associated Press | From Page: B14

.

Business

M235i revives classic BMW memories

By Ann M. Job | From Page: C1

 
Survey: Americans’ pessimism on economy has grown

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.1 percent

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

Obama touts revised economic growth numbers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6, 1 Comment | Gallery

.

Obituaries

Frank W. Moy Jr.

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
Gary Allen Person

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

 
Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

 
Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

 
Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

 
Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

 
Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

 
Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B12

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B13

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B13

Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B13

 
Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B13