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Leticia Vasquez Yanked From Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors

Central Basin Water Board Director Leticia Vasquez was removed as a member of the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors on Monday.  Daniel Beckham Photo

Central Basin Water Board Director Leticia Vasquez was removed as a member of the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors on Monday. Daniel Beckham Photo

By Brian Hews

Controversial Central Basin Municipal Water District Director Leticia Vasquez has been officially removed as the agencies representative to the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors after a vote was taken at the Commerce based public agency on Monday morning.

Vasquez has been a lightning rod on the Central Basin Water District since her election back in 2010. Vasquez will be replaced by Director Phil Hawkins on the powerful MWD Board of Directors.

 Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper exclusively reported that Vasquez filed a whistle blower “Qui Tam” law suit in August 2013 against the very agency she was elected to serve, an unprecedented move that could have netted her over $2 million dollars in damages.

Also on Monday the Central Basin Water District hired well known attorney Arnold Glasman to serve as legal counsel for the embroiled agency.

Glasman replaces former attorney Rick Olivarez.

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