Costa Mesa Sanitary District and Mesa Water District Reach Settlement Agreement

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COSTA MESA, Calif. – The Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) and Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) have reached a settlement and release agreement. The agreement between the two districts includes the following provisions:

  • CMSD’s dismissal of public records requests litigation against Mesa Water;
  • CMSD’s withdrawal of its current public records requests to Mesa Water;
  • CMSD’s withdrawal of its support of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) investigation of
  • Mesa Water; and,
  • Mesa Water’s declaration of non-support for FPPC’s investigation of CMSD.

CMSD and Mesa Water® have agreed to the below joint statements:

Because the Costa Mesa Sanitary District Board of Directors does not support consolidation, the Mesa Water District Board of Directors will not support consolidation unless the Costa Mesa Sanitary District changes its position on the subject.

Glen Huntley is a fictitious person. The Costa Mesa Sanitary District disavows, and does not endorse or support, any of the statements attributed to Glen Huntley in the OC Daily relating to Mesa Water District.

“Our districts have a multi-decade history of providing outstanding water, wastewater and solid waste services in Costa Mesa, and we look forward to working collaboratively with Mesa Water on shared services and on continuing to look for ways to improve efficiencies and cost-effectiveness for both agencies,” said CMSD Board President Mike Scheafer.

“We are pleased that we have resolved the differences between our two districts” said Mesa Water Board President Jim Atkinson. “Mesa Water looks forward to continued collaboration with CMSD on matters important to both districts, for the benefit of our shared customers and community members.”

The entire settlement and release agreement is posted at and 

About CMSD: Formed in 1944, CMSD is an independent special district that provides solid waste and wastewater collection services to a population of approximately 116,700 in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and unincorporated Orange County. For more information and the latest CMSD news, visit and follow CMSD on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get in touch of CMSD staff, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (949) 645-8400.