(Coverage from Fresno, Los Angeles, and Sacramento)
On the one hand, this is a serious WTF move for a guy who recently ruled that federal environmental employees exaggerated their facts to defend the environment (i.e., that WWD deserved more water).
On the other hand, Wanger is merely moving from one branch of government (judicial) to another (WWD is a "public corporation").*
But forget that. This is just about as crazy as former German Chancellor Schroeder going to work for the Russians, i.e., a spectacular violation of any man's idea of "conflict of interest."
But that never kept WWD from hiring the best
The only thing sadder than the bureaucrats who dump cash on WWD is the so-called "public servants" who join WWD to get more of that cash.
Bottom Line: Money talks, and Westlands is hiring.
* Need more info on WWD? Listen to my five hours of conversation with WWD's chief, Tom Birmingham.