Letter: McAllister's claims challenged
Have you seen the latest misleading political ad that attempts to deceive Yuba County voters into believing that Courtney McAlister is a champion of public safety and responsible for bringing more than $400 million of levee improvements to Yuba County? Don't believe it.
As the attorney for Reclamation District 784, where all those levee improvements were erected, I am well aware of who is responsible for rebuilding the levees in Yuba County — and it was not Courtney McAlister. He did not participate in any of the planning, development or construction of the levees. Nor did he have any involvement in securing rights of way or permits, or in completing any of the myriad of other legal tasks required to ensure the levees were built. His only apparent contribution seems to be the advice he gave to his developer-client to ensure it paid the minimum amount necessary to obtain the building permits it needed from Yuba County. Check out the EIP and funding agreements on TRLIA's website.
I don't know if Courtney McAlister is responsible for this ad or endorsed its publication, but I do know that he has allowed it to stand and hasn't set the record straight. Trusted and fair? I think not. Vote for someone who has served the people of Yuba County for the last 17 years. Vote for Ben Wirtschafter for Yuba County Superior Court judge.