I see no ulterior motive on the part of Mr. Jackson. He has been consistently calling for transparency and community involvement.
What the public doesn't know about, and what Mr. Jackson has been vigilant in his attempts to bring to light, are possible backroom deals between SB Land Trust, its donors, Montecito Creek Water Company, and possibly the Forest Service.
The Land Trust's handling of this resource has been markedly different from their stewardship of other lands, and this arouses suspicion.
And rather than accusing him of criminal activity, consider that his motivation appears to be that the springs be opened once again for public enjoyment and benefit as they have been for centuries. The environmental benefits of a natural free-flowing stream and fish are a very legitimate concern as well.
I, for one, support this and agree that the water issue should be decided before handing the land over to a Federal bureaucracy under the VERY recent "status quo" of the springs being totally locked down for the benefit of a few estate holders who may also be Land Trust donors or have other conflicts of interest.
Follow the money.