The San Simeon Community Services District appears ready to end its contract with SouthWest Water Co. of Los Angeles, the district's management company of six years.
The district had issued an ultimatum, through its counsel Robert Schultz, that the firm immediately replace current local staffing and meet some financial demands.
Schultz said the board is to hold a special meeting on that topic at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the downstairs banquet room of the Plaza del Cavalier, 9415 Hearst Ave., San Simeon.
He had communicated his board's concerns to SouthWest in letters sent Sept. 9, Oct. 22 and Feb. 11. In the most recent letter, Schultz raised what the district calls mismanagement in general and specific problems with maintenance and operation of the district's facilities. Schultz wrote, "To date, none of the issues have been resolved."
The district says SouthWest did not inform district officials that the State Water Resources Control Board was investigating statewide violations, including in San Simeon, by ECO Resources, a SouthWest subsidiary that handled the San Simeon account from 2004 through 2007. SouthWest has directly managed and operated the district since then.
No immediate response was received to The Tribune's request for comment from a SouthWest spokesperson.