If I had to pick one example of the N-MUSD’s ongoing lack of accountability, the lack of transparency, and the lack of fiscal responsibility, it would be the disastrous closing of the Estancia pool.

Horrible bid planning from the outset. Bad process. Bad decision. Delays. Wasted money. No accountability. Tens of thousands of gallons of water wasted. Wrecked aquatics program. No accountability. Fake investigation. No apology. No ownership.

A train wreck.

Costa Mesa Brief has produced a 9-minute video called “A Pool of Mistakes.” Written and narrated by Sandy Asper, this video captures this entire debacle in a clear, organized way. If you haven’t seen it, it is important that you do so you understand why more people each day are starting to question the district’s leadership. Here’s the link:


Steve Smith
Taxpayer, N-MUSD