Alan ‘Alfie’ Pettit vows to bring ‘complete transparency to the board if elected

PALM SPRINGS — Alan ‘Alfie’ Pettit, who ran for City Council in 2018, has set his sights on representing Division 5 on Mission Springs Water District in the Nov. 8 election.

Pettit, who lives in North Palm Springs, is running for the seat that Director Steve Grasha now holds. Grasha’s term expires this year. He is not seeking reelection. He is running for a seat on the Desert Water Agency Board of Directors.

Alan 'Alfie' Pettit to Seek MSWD Seat

Alan ‘Alfie’ Pettit

Pettit, who identifies himself as a retired businessman in official paperwork with the Riverside County Registrar of Voters, has one challenger, Andrew V. Alder-La Ru, who identifies himself as an attorney/realtor.

“I’m excited at the opportunity to return control of the district’s leadership to the ratepayers of our community and I look forward to being elected to participate in that goal,” Pettit told Uken Report.

When asked what he can bring to the board that is currently lacking, Pettit offered this two-word reply: “Complete transparency.”

Pettit also said, “I believe that the board needs a fresh perspective on the important effecting the lack of transparency.  It’s my long-held belief that the citizens deserve a board that represents our interests against the out-of-town special interests that have controlled our water board for decades.”

The Mission Springs Water District has a long history of putting out-of-town interests ahead of the interests of the ratepayers, Pettit said.

In Division 1, incumbent Nancy S. Wright is being challenged by Amber Duff who identifies herself as a payroll administrator and parent.

Mission Springs Water District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. Director’s terms are four years.



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  • Alfie Pettit: Courtesy photo
  • Alan ‘Alfie’ Pettit Takes oath: Courtesy photo