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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Post attacks Jack Johnson's judgment

More Turmoil at WSSC?
Post, Tuesday, June 21, 2005; Page A20

LAST WINTER, after months of upheaval, acrimony and mismanagement at the Washington area's largest water and sewer utility -- some of it involving millions of dollars in contracting shenanigans -- Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) said that as far as he was concerned everything was just fine at the agency. Since then, with the help of new management, things have calmed down at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which serves 1.6 million customers in Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Now Mr. Johnson has invited a return to the bad old days at WSSC by nominating Juanita D. Miller to serve as one of the agency's six commissioners. Her nomination, an act of staggering bad judgment, is a slap in the faces of ratepayers in both counties and should be rejected by the County Council.

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