President of Lebec County Water District succumbs to covid-19

By Patric Hedlund, TME

A Kern County Grand Jury report once criticized the Lebec County Water District for, among other things, having a board member who showed up to meetings in denim coveralls.

Those who knew and loved William “Radio Bill” Hopper knew exactly who was being targeted for that wardrobe misdeed, and couldn’t help but snicker—not at Bill, but at the Kern County Grand Jury.

Bill Hopper served on the Lebec County Water Board for almost 10 years, much of that time as its vigilant treasurer, and most recently as…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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William ‘Radio Bill’ Hopper’s wide smile was a celebration of “breaking through the fairness barrier” in July 2017 for the contract negotiated on behalf of Lebec County Water District with Tejon Ranchcorp to secure equal votes for the people of Lebec in the Groundwater Sustainablity Agency.

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This is part of the July 31, 2020 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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