Howes Officially Approved for MWD

The Big Bear Municipal Water District Division 2 spot is no longer vacant, after the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the appointment of Frank Howes to the seat at its May 23 meeting. The MWD originally had 60 days to fill the board vacancy, after Mary Ann Lewis resigned Feb. 28. Exceeding the deadline by 16 days, the decision went to the Board of Supervisors and was no longer at the discretion of the MWD board. The MWD board provided a recommendation for Howes.