Ilokano Farms Fights Against Foreclosure
The local municipal water district wants to built 88-housing sub-division at Mary Jane Galbiso’s farm through foreclosure action.
What allows a municipal water district to take such legal steps? Many rural water districts are not regulated by state agencies and conduct themselves like fiefdoms.
“Early in 1933, the Wall Street Journal announced that a “profitless year for agriculture” had at last come to a close. Commodity prices had fallen 50 percent on average from 1931 to 1932. A quarter of the population, 32 million Americans, worked in the agriculture industry, yet their share of national income was half that size.” Bloomber
The same tactics used during the depression of the 1030s by the banks that took advantage of the situation of the people and took they lands by cheap prices.
In the case of Ilokano Farms, the municipal district is assessing made-up liens to be able to take the land from its rightful owner.