The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s board of directors is expected to meet in closed session Thursday and fire CEO Beau Goldie.
An agenda for a closed session meeting says the head of the water district, which is responsible for whole-selling water and providing flood control for 1.9 million people, will be the subject of “separation/discipline/dismissal/release.”
Another item on the agenda says an appointment will be made for an acting CEO. Possible successors to Goldie are not known at this time.
Goldie’s job status has been up in the air for the better part of a year. He came under fire last spring after concerns were raised aboutcontracts he signed with RMC Water and Environment, which is owned in part by the husband of one of Goldie’s top deputies. Goldie did not disclose any potential conflicts of interest.
Since that time, internal documents leaked and inadvertently releasedto the press suggest Goldie violated several district rules on the awarding of public contracts. The district has refused interview requests with Goldie for the last few months.
Goldie became CEO of the district in 2009. He worked his way up the ranks after joining the agency in 1984.
This story will be updated.
Josh Koehn is the news editor for San Jose Inside and Metro Newspaper. Email tips to email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Koehn.
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Thank god! now if they could get rid of half the managers, the union, few others that sucks up
to upper management. of course there is some board that needs to go also, slowly they
will, notice the turnover. Its a shame another av tech is quitting, the district, let’s
see 3 fired IT managers, COUPLE TEMPS,psychopaths running the the district and IT DEPT. ITS
NO WONDER PEOPLE HAVE BAD WORDS AND MORE TRUTH COMES OUT ABOUT WASTED TAX DOLLARS,
NEPOTISM, DISCRIMINATION, GROSS VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS, AND WITH THIS NEW RFP THEY
ARE CLEARLY TIRED OF THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WASTE IN THE BOARD ROOM AND WANT TO HIRE TEMP
WORKERS, WHO PRETTY MUCH HAVE DO RIGHTS!, SO SURE GEORGE K IS READY TO TAKE HELM OF THESE
WORKERS AND I PRAY THEY KEEP THERE OWN AV TECH ALTHOUGH WITH DUTIES OF APPRENTICE.
iT’S A SHAME WE REBUILT GARBAGE, TO A GOOD SYSTEM, AND THEY DELIBERATELY TRY TO BREAK IT,
SO THEY CAN WASTE ANOTHER 3 MILLION, DO NOT BELIEVE THEY CAN UPGRADE TO HD, CHANGE,
REMOVE, REMODEL AND MORE BELLS WHISTLES FOR UNDER A MILLION, LET’S NOT FORGET COST ALREADY AND DISTRICT
COST AND PROJECT WILL SOAR, AS THEY HAVE NO CONCEPT OF DOING AV, TELL STAFF HOW TO USE
EQUIPMENT, HAVE OVER 150K OF TOP NOTCH PRO AUDIO AND VIDEO GEAR THAT WILL GO TO GEORGE’S
CHURCH.. FYI ALL GO EQUIPMENT GOES TO EMPLOYEE’S CHURCHES, SCHOOLS FRIENDS ETC, DO AN
AUDIT, DO AN AUDIT OF AV GEAR AND WHERE IT IS.
WELL it good they ax golden goldie boT ax the ones the screwed me, and threw my personal
item’S away. (it’s ok karma comes quick). few reminders from fired temp and good man.
How Do You Sleep At Night?
I contracted at the district. The general lack of ethics was joked about constantly.
The three midgets that run the IT department in descending order:
a-The idiot who came highly recommended by a senior staff member (Deputy)
b-The Spineless One (Unit Manager)
c-The Sociopath (Help Desk Supervisor)
These three abusive A**HOLES should be investigated!!!!
They are just as guilty as ANYONE at the district. I’m sure everyone is more concerned
with the CEO and the larger, more exposed issues at hand. But these “men”, probably handle
quite a bit of the taxpayer dollars, and they, in turn, should be looked at as a
department. They should be investigated for prejudice, impartial treatment of employees,
nepotism, racism, falsifying documents, destroying evidence in the form of e-mails and
documents, and in general: MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO PUT IN A LEGITIMATE 8 HOURS
AND GET PAID FOR A HARD DAY WORKED!
Guys like this are on easy street at the SCVWD and it’s just one cover-up after another.
They know where the bodies are buried. Maybe they get a cut from the Board Room
upgrades??? They are like corporate mobsters. But that would be giving them too much
credit. They are like COCKROACHES, and dear Mr. District Attorney please be ready when you
turn on the lights……
don’t forget to read what we have been complaining about for years, and i will not stop
till i get my 1300$ and the above mentioned mangers outed.
https://pgoeltz.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/diversityaudit2012.pdf expailns it all.
You would think a tax sucking agency could do better, but the management and upper staff
or leadership is pretty much corrupt. contact me for more info facts, names, more rmc
like waste in the board room and IT dept and other depts i have seen. It’s your water
are tax for them to waste on junk take the new unused laboratory 80% not used, george put
av gear in but there is no support nor use for this gear? why ask a manager that has no
concept of av, ask a tech.
info @pgoeltz firstname.lastname@example.org
Koehn- you’re nothing but a lackey. A poor man’s journalist. No wonder know one will hire you.
I no what you did there.
Biggest idiotic writing style pet peeves. Misusing Know, No; They, They’re, Their, there. Too and to I get mixed signals from people on proper use, but I choose to believe what my favorite English teacher taught me. It’s either an adjective (too, too many, expressing excess) or as a replacement for the word “Also”.
Sorry RMC.. or maybe it’s not me but are savour from metro??..Well you will find me a most pleasant person, don’t have a degree in writing, but i think the point is clear. telling about the mayhem as others have at scvwd. bugs my mom also and she is a teacher, main point your tax dollars or prop tax is being misused . call/email me anytime. bidders, george, happy to engage.
I find your lack of pronouns disturbing….
Poor Robert got his little pet peeve offended, thought only Grandmas have pet peeves!! Maybe you should consult your pet rock that you got offended by a two letter word, that more likely was done purposely. Since you cannot comprehend the bigger story here, not surprised you commented on that!!
Wow that’s actually some nice writing there bro. No, I get the bigger picture of this story. Goldie used his influence to get his wife contracts, irresponsible spending in other departments under his command.
Here I’ll say something.
RMC Water and Beau have shamed my initials of “RMC” and are no longer allowed to use it. Furthermore, Beau, you have brought shame to the “Distinguished Mustache Gentlemens Club.” Please see your way out the door and turn in your badge to security on the way out.
Why is talking about Koehn’s career a thing? I remember Daily Fetch used to do this as well (talking about how Koehn was trying to get a job with NBC).
What’s the backstory here? Cousin Cortese do you know?
Superficially it seems like Koehn can only do this work here (long form investigative reports on important local political issues). You know the dude writes about food as well right haters?
@rmc well i love you either way! not the enemy, the enemy is you water district. i also find my writing disturbing, however it lets the readers know what’s going on.
What these comments are missing is the obligatory Darcie Green reference! Let’s remember that Barbara Keegan, chair of the Board of Directors of SCVWD, very recently resigned from the board of DAWN, of which Darcie Green was president. Chair Keegan’s resume says she’s a licensed civil engineer with two degrees from San José State. I don’t live in her district or know anything else about her, but to me that makes her way more qualified to be on either a board of education or a water board than Darcie Green.
Here’s a little musical accompaniment for the impending climax of the stories of Beau & Darcie:
Let’s give it up for both of them plus all the gals at DAWN plus all the civil engineers at RMC as they stride off into the sunset!
As for Josh Koehn, at least a million people in Santa Clara County have no idea what he has done for them by terminating the careers of these two “public servants”. If only little Santa Cruz County could rate a serious, objective muckraker of his caliber. The paper would be twice as thick.
So looking at some of the links above and SCVWD website. A couple of years ago employees spoke up in item 2.1
And now a RFP is online to operate the AV Boardroom. Did these employees leave or were terminated?
Something fishy going on with this as well it seems!
The manager and IT unit manager decided to stop upgrades, and ongoing work, and to allow things to break, software get old etc, even take out the VC equipment and more to try and justify a new boardroom follow all the links Beau, ravi, CAO , fung and george lied about what is in the boardroom and what the system can do, its all on tape as they got up and lied before the board. We have been complaining for 5 years about management fraud, this is another RMC, there is 1000s worth of unused equipment, and missing equipment, yes i left and the other av person now they want to take away his job for temp workers, if you read the statement of a fired temp, you don’t want to be a temp there. again want more info ask i have dates, names, places etc. and there is a purchase trail showing over 3 million spent on boardroom and upgrades, and if you read rfp they claim they will upgrade in 2yrs, if they would have continued maintenance, and not forced the SR IT tech out the system would be buzzin. you would leave also if your manager told the unit you are a drug store and walks employees around the lake and tell them made up stories about co workers, I cannot say why they have not got rid of the other tech, but clearly he has spoken up regarding IT management lies, about the boardroom as i have. this rfp is proof they want people they can fire at a whim.
call email anytime info above.
Robert you still can’t comprehend ! Go talk to your pet rock!! Beau did not give contracts to his WIFE!
Stop while your behind BRO! Lol
How many user names do you have? Wife? wife of RMC head that worked for him? Tish, small details. Overall he was a bad man, who did bad things, and he’s getting fired. Is there really more to understand than that?