Las Virgenes Municipal Water District officials have asked state Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp to break a stalemate over a pair of appointments to their agency's governing board.
Water district directors voted 4 to 1 Monday night to ask Van de Kamp for a ruling on whether Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich has violated the law by delaying appointments to the water district director seats for divisions 3 and 5.
Directors asked Antonovich two months ago to appoint incumbent directors Harold Helsley and Ann Dorgelo to new four-year terms after county elections officials canceled elections in both divisions.
The election for Helsley's seat was called off after officials discovered that neither he nor his opponent collected the proper number of signatures on their candidate filing papers. The election for Dorgelo's seat was canceled after officials found that her opponent lacked the proper number of signatures to qualify as a candidate.