Political Perspectives: Elections delivering some firsts in Yorba Linda


Yorba Linda voters will have served up a couple of historic firsts in the Nov. 8 election if the continuing count confirms current tallies.

One, of course, is the community’s first-ever successful recall that dumped two six-year directors of the Yorba Linda Water District by a massive 70 percent of the vote. Only one other recall has ever made the ballot, a failed attempt to oust two city councilmen in 2014.

A new board majority will include Wayne Miller, elected for four years, and Brooke Jones and Al Nederhood, who will finish the two years left on the terms of Robert Kiley and Gary Melton.

They will be joined by holdover director Phil Hawkins and Andy Hall, who was elected to a four-year term as the running-mate of Ric Collett, who was defeated seeking a fourth term.

While the new majority has vowed to lower rates and return excess payments, another issue sure to…


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