NEWS: Austin Combs Caught at Boulder Creek Home

Austin Combs has been caught, and the crimes he is accused of committing are beyond horrendous. He was caught at a home in Boulder Creek… who would allow such a person in our community?

From the article:

“Combs is accused of kidnapping, terrorizing and raping a woman and attacking her with a wrench, according to court documents. He is accused of dismembering a man’s face by slashing him and shooting him at a Ben Lomond home on July 20, according to Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

Combs was arrested about 10 a.m. Thursday at a home in Boulder Creek, according to the Sheriff’s Office.”

Read the entire article from the Sentinel by clicking HERE.

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/general-news/20170804/ben-lomond-man-accused-of-cutting-out-mans-tongue-and-eye-dousing-woman-with-chemicals

 

 

WANTED for Attempted Murder: Austin Combs

From the SANTA CRUZ COUNTY Sheriff:

Early Thursday morning at about 5:45 am, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a victim of a gunshot wound. We learned that during an argument, 28 year old Austin Combs was reported to have shot another man in the face with a handgun. The victim sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. Combs fled the scene prior to the arrival of our Deputies. We are asking anyone with information related to Combs whereabouts to contact Dispatch at 831-471-1121, to speak to a Deputy. Please reference Sheriff’s Office case 17-06013. The weapon in this case is still outstanding and we caution the public not to personally contact Combs. There is currently a warrant for Combs arrest for attempted murder.

 

BREAKING NEWS: SLV WATER DISTRICT CONSIDERING RATE INCREASE FOR MOST CUSTOMERS

SLV Water

Miller Maxfield, the PR Agency that Boulder Creek residents ultimately pay for (through our water bill), has just issued a “strategically-timed Friday afternoon press release.” (this is what government entities do when they don’t want people to notice news.. it’s called the “Friday News Dump” )

The SLV Water District is holding a special board meeting next Thurs, 7/13 to consider a rate restructuring, which would result in increase for most customers and a decrease for some.

If the Board of Directors chooses to pursue the proposed rate restructuring, the District would follow California’s voter-mandated Proposition 218 process. The Prop 218 process requires the District to notify ratepayers of the proposed increase, provide a 45-day period during which ratepayers can submit a letter of protest and hold a public hearing at the end of the 45-day period, at which time a decision would be made by the Board regarding the proposed rate restructuring.

Full Press Release from our PR Agency hired by the SLV Water District is below….

 

SLV WATER DISTRICT TO CONSIDER RATE RESTRUCTURING TO FUND CAPITAL PROJECTS AND BUILD EMERGENCY RESERVES AT SPECIAL BOARD MEETING 7/13 @ 6PM

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT; MEETING TO BE HELD AT HIGHLANDS PARK SENIOR CENTER IN BEN LOMOND

JULY 7, 2017 — BOULDER CREEK, CA — The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) today announced it will hold a special board meeting to receive public input and consider whether to move forward with a proposed rate restructuring. The restructured rates would simplify existing rate tiers and produce additional revenue to be invested in ongoing capital improvement projects throughout the District service area as well bolster as the District’s emergency reserve funds.

The special board meeting will take place Thursday, July 13 at 6:00p.m. at Highlands Park Senior Center, 8500 Hwy 9 in Ben Lomond.

The District’s capital improvement projects have been prioritized through a public process. The projects focus on repairs and improvements to the District’s aging infrastructure, such as fire protection capacity, leaking tanks and pumps and water mains prone to failure. Most customers would see an increase in their rates, though some customers who use very little water would see a decrease in their rates.

“Based on current rates, we have enough yearly revenue to adequately cover operational expenses, but not enough to cover ongoing capital improvement costs or grow rainy day reserves,” said Brian Lee, SLVWD District Manager. “To help us understand where we stand, what our needs are and how we can prepare for the future, the District has engaged with the community and key experts to complete three important studies over the past year including a cost of service study, a prioritization of capital improvement projects and a comprehensive rate study. The Board now has an opportunity to discuss whether or not to ask our ratepayers to consider a rate restructuring that would produce ongoing funding for capital improvement projects.”

If the Board of Directors chooses to pursue the proposed rate restructuring, the District would follow California’s voter-mandated Proposition 218 process. The Prop 218 process requires the District to notify ratepayers of the proposed increase, provide a 45-day period during which ratepayers can submit a letter of protest and hold a public hearing at the end of the 45-day period, at which time a decision would be made by the Board regarding the proposed rate restructuring.

 

 

Tonight: Parks Department Strategic Plan Public Meeting!

Want to help create a vision that will guide the park department’s work over the next decade? Come tonight and let our park dept. know what you want to see in the future of our parks, programs, and facilities.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, 6:30-8:30 PM

WHERE: Highlands County Park, 8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

See more information at the Strategic Plan website: www.scparks.com/strategicplan

This Friday at lille æske – Comedy featuring Jessica Michelle Singleton

lille æske will be hosting some great comedy this friday, April 28th. If you like to laugh, and enjoy some edgy comedy, headliner Jessica Michelle Singleton will provide for a great show. Click the image below for more ticketing and info.

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