OP-ED: Fultz Henry Swan Respond to SLVWD Incumbent Candidates Op Ed “Article” in the SCM Bulletin

 

Editors Note: Below is an Op-Ed from Bob Fultz, a candidate for the San Lorenzo Valley Water District, in response to a recent article published in the SCM Bulletin.

 

A recent “article” by Chris Finnie in the Santa Cruz Mountain Bulletin demonstrates what happens when reporters don’t follow important journalistic professional standards and ethics, and the effect that has on our community.

To begin, this article isn’t clearly labeled as an opinion piece or news reporting, so it has caused a lot of confusion among readers, with people posting on various social media sites citing it as “reporting”.  Glaringly missing is Ms. Finnie’s disclosure up front that she was the Campaign Manager for the incumbents.  The first rule of journalism, one important for the editor to enforce to maintain journalistic credibility, is that a reporter must disclose all conflicts of interest.  This omission clearly calls into question Ms. Finnie’s credibility as a reporter; we’ll assume the Editor wasn’t aware of this breach, where another news writer could have been assigned to cover the election. But even if this was intended as an opinion piece, Ms. Finnie is still professionally and ethically obligated to disclose to readers and the community her position or inside relationship with the campaign, critical information that would allow them to make a judgment on whether this is serious news reporting, or more correctly, a heavily slanted campaign ad.

Even more harmful is the disturbing ripple effect this breach of ethics has, as the “article” is artfully passed around various social media outlets as “reporting” by prominent members of the community—people who like to think of themselves as our leaders.  As a community, we should be horrified that anyone, let alone those we tend to trust, would be comfortable weaving this unethical behavior into the fabric of our shared community values.  It is also sad that rather than engage in meaningful political dialogue on issues, of which many are unfamiliar concerning the water district, our community leaders instead feel compelled to stoop to fear-mongering and mud-slinging.

To the voters of the SLVWD, this clearly shows the political culture embraced by incumbents, who by their silence consent to this breach of ethics and deliberate misleading of the community.  This lack of transparency and disrespect for the public is exactly what the Grand Jury was saying when it issued a recent report criticizing the incumbents for their lack of it.  As a community, the team of Fultz Henry Swan believes that it is time for us to say loudly and clearly that the era of this kind of ugly politics is over –by electing a new board who will truly get back to the mission of the water district, representing everyone in our community.

An old saying is that when incumbents don’t have a positive record to run on, they resort to running a negative campaign.  Given Ms. Finnie’s relationship with the campaign, this intent is abundantly clear.  The incumbents don’t say anything in their ads or flyers or in the debates about what they are going to do for the community for the next 4 years.  Their entire message is an appeal to their authority and a promise to “do more of the same”.  Please contrast that with the positive platform put forth by Fultz Henry Swan for Board Director 2018 (www.Vote3IfYouAgree.com).  It is specific about all of the critical issues facing our community.  It talks about our vision for the future.  It focuses on you and not us.  And it is very detailed about what we will do over the next 4 years that will move the district forward being stronger and better.

Friends, our community is better than this, and we need the leadership to show it.  Our team wants to build a new board culture—a culture where everyone is heard, everyone listened to and everyone has their questions answered and thoughts addressed in a positive way.  The culture we have now really starts at the top—the incumbents. If this negativity is what they stand on during the campaign, imagine what the next four years will be like.  Our vision for the future firmly leaves all that behind.

We’ll return to fill in the missing pieces of Ms. Finnie’s “article”, but more importantly, first move on to good news and the positive message SLV and Scotts Valley voters in the district deserve, let’s review what Fultz Henry Swan will do for our community:

  1. Stop the use of Glyphosate in our watersheds and by the District generally.  The incumbents will not.  In fact, they have attempted to recruit Mr.  Stone warily into the discussion, but how members of the valley’s leading environmental organization can support the use of glyphosate is beyond us.  Really, would they put power ahead of what is good for our community’s health?

  2. Fultz Henry Swan have never said that rates can’t go up.  But what we have said is that before rates go up there needs to be a strong review of the numbers, a positive action fulfilling the primary duty of the board.  Incumbents are hooked on hiring consultants to give them an “independent analysis”; those hired opinions are often drive-by window dressing designed to provide political cover.  The inattentiveness or irresponsibility of the incumbents around financial matters has caused the SLVWD’s costs to provide service to essentially the same number of customers to balloon over 30% in two years, to drive our reserves down to dangerous levels, meaning we are one disaster away from a financial crisis. The board has raised rates to the point where the 30% of our community living on less than $40,000 a year are facing a huge percentage of their income going to pay for water.  We are listening to you, and believe that we can find cost savings of $400,000 a year and are committed to finding that through a mid-year budget review as soon as we are seated.  If we can, we’ll stop the rate increase already set for October 2019 AND we will still be able to do the needed infrastructure, a win-win.

  3. We are going to dispose of the lawsuits—lawsuits that the incumbents freely but willfully decided to undertake to protect a former board member who from his illegal act—which has now been affirmed by judges 3 times.  This has cost us, the ratepayers, hundreds of thousands of dollars.  The incumbents are now emotionally invested in this fight and so they are doubling down on this as well—meaning the ratepayers continue to be on the hook for their lack of experience with lawyers and conflicts of interest situations.

  4. We will establish a new board culture to ensure that the trust and transparency that the Grand Jury reports of 2014 and 2018 say is lacking will no longer be the case.  We have a multi-point plan for doing that which you can find at our website:  www.Vote3IfYouAgree.com.

We believe the choice for the water board is very clear.  The incumbents say they will give you more of the same.  Fultz Henry Swan say there is a much better district ahead.  We have the vision and skills to move in that positive direction, and just need your vote to get started. We very much appreciate your support.

Now, to address the specifics under question, let’s turn to the article itself.  First, it must be clearly stated that heavily quoted Assemblyman Mark Stone is NOT endorsing the incumbents, and that readers are encouraged to call his office if any further clarification is desired.

Quite a bit of time and detail is focused on one of our team, Lois Henry, criticizing her work on the Lompico board, and deserves a response.  Let’s be brutally honest –by the time Lois Henry joined that board the Lompico District was not healthy.  In fact, Lois and the rest of the Board—in an act of public service that we should hope that all public servants perform—were left with the unenviable task of fixing it.

Here are facts that Ms. Finnie excluded from her “reporting”.

  • December 2008:  Lois Henry was seated on the Board.

  • July 2009:  Grand Jury started its investigation, meaning it was mostly investigating what had happened BEFORE Lois joined the Board.

  • July 1, 2009:  Lompico appointed Santa Cruz County to handle its financial accounting, which enabled Lois and the Lompico Board to finally have financial oversight.

  • February 2010:  Lois uncovered the embezzlement by the secretary resulting in her firing.

  • March 2010:  Lois uncovered the general manager falsification of water reports, as supported by a Grand Jury indictment and the State, resulting in his firing.

  • May 2010:  Grand Jury report issued which included the following commendation by the Grand Jury:  “Commendation:  The Grand Jury commends the actions taken in 2010 by the Lompico Water Board. This board has begun to recognize and understand the challenging issues facing the District and has taken difficult but necessary first steps to address them.” as well as a recommendation that Lompico merge with SLVWD.  Lois was already advocating for that position.

  • 2011:  Lompico caught up on all of its bills that had been outstanding as of December 2008.

  • 2013:  Lois receives “President of the Year” award from California Special Districts Association (composed of over 3000 special districts in the state of California).

  • June 2016:  Lompico and SLVWD merger, as recommended by the Grand Jury, concludes, with Lompico coming in with cash, assets, an increased annual property tax share for SLVWD, and a self-taxed Assessment for planned infrastructure upgrades.  Once those projects are completed, the Lompico infrastructure in most areas will be as good as or better than the other areas in the SLVWD.​

Shouldn’t we, as a community, agree that this is a pretty fast cleanup and healthy outcome, of what was obviously a Board dedicated to serving its community?

This is where the incumbent message and Ms. Finnie’s “reporting” really fails.  It’s easy to criticize, but if using any standard model, like Compare and Contrast, for evaluating a preferred outcome, NOT ONCE have the incumbents or their supporters suggested what Lois and the Lompico Board should have done differently.  This is an important point, because the actual outcome was Lois and the board engineered a successful merger with SLVWD, which went “seamlessly” according to SLVWD staff, and did so while ensuring that the Lompico residents never ran out of water.  That action included strong leadership of recognizing when to ask for help and convincing others to provide it.  Lois’s leadership did that in spades and that’s why she was named “2013 President of the Year” by the California Special Districts Association.   This honor was richly deserved, a key fact an ethical reporter would have included in a real news article—but Ms. Finnie saw fit to withhold.  Not many among us would agree this is valid “reporting”, as do incumbents and their supporters, bent on promoting only a negative message.

Turning to Ms. Finnie’s next unsupported assertion, apparently based on the type of unsubstantiated “gossip” most serious reporters disregard, that Mr. Fultz was somehow “uncooperative” during his service as a Trustee for the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District.  Again, had Ms. Finnie exercised even the most basic fact checking she would have uncovered the fact that documentary evidence shows the SLVUSD voted unanimously 91.5% of the time and Mr. Fultz voted with the majority 94.5% of the time.  While that sinks in, consider that in the world inhabited by Ms. Finnie, the incumbents and their supporters, this is what they present as being “uncooperative”, a very weak and amusing position.   This distortion of the truth is in line with the rest of Ms. Finnie’s “reporting” which is heavy on sensational language but light on facts, documentary evidence and reality.  In other words, very little of what she wrote should be taken seriously as professional reporting, and should be read for what it is, a slanted negative campaign ad for the incumbents, with readers being appropriately cautioned as to its purpose and accuracy.

We encourage voters to contact us through our website www.Vote3IfYouAgree.com or Facebook page (search for Fultz Henry Swan for SLV Water District Board November 2018) , or call and talk to us, and if you read something that seems odd or disturbing, please let us know and we’ll figure out the truth together.

Our success as your board will depend upon working together, and that starts right now for us. Please vote for Bob Fultz, Lois Henry and Steve Swan, and let us start building a better future for our district.

Bob Fultz

Candidate

Fultz | Henry | Swan for Board Director 2018

Vote3IfYouAgree@gmail.com

(831) 338-4650

 

Press-Banner – San Lorenzo Valley Water District considers lawsuit against director

We’ve had quite a wild ride from our current SLVWD board members. They have doubled the price we pay for water, while we are footing the legal bills to defend a board member charged in a conflict of interest case.

Well, instead of focusing on providing water service, the SLVWD is considering more litigation, that will, again, be paid for by water rate-payers. This time it is to silence Bill Smallman, who saw it fit to let rate-payers know how their money is being spent… especially in light of the litigation ratepayers are paying for around Terry Vierra.

The original judgment against Vierra was $10,000… now ratepayers are footing a bill of roughly $200,000!  (see below for more news links covering this)

During last week’s meeting, held in downtown Boulder Creek, the board decided to take matters behind closed doors!

Read the full article at the Press-Banner by clicking HERE.

 

Related News:

Press-Banner: SLVWD won’t release letter from Vierra

Good Time: Judge Finds Conflict in San Lorenzo Valley Water Scandal

Press-Banner: Lawsuit fears fueled SLVWD payments

Calendar 2/2015

2015-02 Calendarhttp://www.lochdog.com/onthestreet/

Meetings & Evenings happening in Boulder Creek during the month of February

Wednesday 2/4/2015 from 9:00am, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Finance Committee Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: http://slvwd.com/agendas/OTHER/2015/Finance%20Committee%202-4-15.pdf

Wednesday 2/4/2015 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm
What: SLV Water District – Meet & Greet with Your New Board & District Manager
Where: Oak Tree Ristorante, 5447 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
Invite: http://slvwd.com/admin/YOU%20ARE%20INVITED.pdf

Wednesday 2/4/2015 from 6:00pm, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: Boulder Creek Business Association General Meeting
Where: IOOF Oddfellows Hall, Upstairs, 13119 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Note: Board elections is this month.
http://bcba.net/membership-information/#upcoming_meetings

Wednesday 2/4/2015 starting at 7:00pm, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: BC Recreation & Park District – Regular Meeting
Where: 13333 Middleton Avenue, Annex Room, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: http://media.wix.com/ugd/ede4c2_4e5764de2f2b452488a7ac0a195bb11a.pdf
http://www.bcrpd.org/#!meetings/c11m6

Thursday 2/5/2015 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, 1st Thursday of every month
What: SLV Museum Board Meeting
Where: SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
http://www.slvmuseum.com/calendar.html

Thursday 2/5/2015 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: http://slvwd.com/agendas/Full/2015/2-05-2015/2-05-2015.htm

Tuesday 2/10/2015 from 10:00am – 11:00am, 2nd Thursday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Environmental Committee Meeting
Where: BC Community Church, 13090 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
http://slvwd.com

Sunday 2/15/2015 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
What: SLV Museum – new exhibit “Bear With Us” opening Reception
Where: SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
http://www.slvmuseum.com

Wednesday 2/18/2015 from 9:00am – 10:00am, 3rd Wednesday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Finance Committee Meeting
Where: BC Community Church, 13090 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
http://slvwd.com

Thursday 2/19/2015 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: not yet available, check their website closer to the date of the meeting
http://slvwd.com

 

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Evenings happening in Big Basin during the month of February

Saturday 2/7/2015 at 2:30pm
What: Redwood Loop Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5935

Sunday 2/8/2015 at 10:00am
What: The Road Less Traveled – A Dog-Friendly Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5883

Sunday 2/8/2015 at 12:00noon
What: Discover Big Basin Redwoods with naturalist Barry Grimm
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5936

Sunday 2/8/2015 at 1:00pm
What: Nature Wander at Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center
Where: Rancho del Oso Nature Center, 3600 Highway 1, Davenport, CA 95017
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5958

Sunday 2/8/2015 at 2:00pm
What: Mushroom Hunt!
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5937

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 9:00am
What: Volunteer with the Trail Crew
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5939

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 10:00am
What: SP Hike to Buzzard’s Roost
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5940

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 10:00am
What: Wildflower Hike at Rancho del Oso Nature & History Center
Where: starts at the Yellow gate located across the street from Waddell Beach
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5957

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 11:30am
What: Romance in the Redwoods
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5628

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 12:00noon
What: Discover Big Basin Redwoods with naturalist Barry Grimm
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5936

Sunday 2/15/2015 at 9:30am
What: SP Berry Creek Falls Hike
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5941

Sunday 2/15/2015 at 12:00noon
What: Discover Big Basin Redwoods with naturalist Barry Grimm
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5936

Sunday 2/15/2015 at 2:00pm
What: Mushroom Hunt!
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5937

Saturday 2/21/2015 at 11:00am
What: Redwood Loop Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5935

Saturday 2/21/2015 at 10:00am
What: Hike to Ocean View Summit
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5942

Saturday 2/21/2015 at 10:00am
What: Winter Wildflower Walk!
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5943

Sunday 2/22/2015 at 10:00am
What: Winter Wildflower Walk!
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5943

Sunday 2/22/2015 at 10:30am
What: The Road Less Traveled – A Dog-Friendly Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5883

Sunday 2/22/2015 at 12:00noon and 2:00pm
What: Redwood Loop Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5935

Sunday 2/28/2015 at 12:00noon
What: Discover Big Basin Redwoods with naturalist Barry Grimm
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5936

Saturday 2/28/2015 at 1:00pm
What: Redwood Loop Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5935

If there is a public event going on in Boulder Creek during February that is not listed, please comment below and we will update the list as soon as we can. Thanks for making this such a wonderful and active community.

Calendar 1/2015

New_YearIs one of your New Years resolutions to be more active in the community? Well Boulder Creek Insider is here to help. This year we are trying something new, at the beginning of each month we are going to post all the events and meetings that we know of, to make it easier for you to be able to plan for them and attend. Below is what we have currently for January, all events listed are open to the public. So start off the year right and get involved in our wonderful community.

Christmas Tree Recycling now through Friday 1/16/2015
http://bcfd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2015-Xmas-Tree-Handbill-Portrait.pdf

Monday 1/5/2015 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm
What: SLV Water District Special Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: http://slvwd.com/agendas/OTHER/2015/BoD%20SPEC%20MEETING%201.5.15.pdf
http://slvwd.com/calendar.html

Wednesday 1/7/2015 from 6:00pm, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: Boulder Creek Business Association General Meeting
Where: IOOF Oddfellows Hall, Upstairs, 13119 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Note: Board elections are coming up in February, see website for additional information.
http://bcba.net/membership-information/#upcoming_meetings

Wednesday 1/7/2015 from 7:00pm – 10:30pm, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: Park & Rec Board Meeting
Where: 13333 Middleton Avenue, Annex Room, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-4144
http://www.bcrpd.org/#!calendarofevents/c8gl

Thursday 1/15/2015 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm
What: SLV Water District Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda is not available yet, but a press release regarding the new District Manager was released 12/4/2014
http://slvwd.com/press/Press%20Release-New%20District%20Manager.pdf
http://slvwd.com/calendar.html

Monday 1/26/2015 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
What: Community Night benefiting the SLV Museum
Where: Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub, 13200 B Central Avenue, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-2141
http://www.slvmuseum.com

Correction – Thursday 2/5/2015 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
What: SLV Museum Board Meeting
Where: SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8382
http://www.slvmuseum.com/calendar.html

If there is a public event going on in Boulder Creek during January that is not listed, please comment below and we will update the list as soon as we can. Thanks for making this such a wonderful and active community.

Election TODAY

VoteToday is election day, the polls are open from 7:00am and close at 8:00pm. Please vote and make your voice heard. All ballots must be received by 8:00pm, that includes mail in ballots.

You can lookup your polling place here:

http://www.votescount.com/nov14/root1104/

If you have a mail-in ballot you can drop it off at any polling place in the county. Boulder Creeks polling places are:

Boulder Creek Fire Station
13230 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Boulder Creek Library
13390 W. Park Avenue
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Redwood Elementary School
16900 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Other information about what is on the ballot or other voting related issues can be found here. http://www.votescount.com You can also call (831) 454-2060 Monday – Friday from 8:00am till 5:00pm with any election related questions.

FULL Voter’s Guide

Links to voter’s pamphlet info, for, against, funding, campaign, background, and so on regarding all items on the ballet. This voter’s guide is meant to be non partisan and is in same order as the official ballot.

https://bouldercreekinsider.com/2014/10/22/voters-guide-2014/

Local Issues

(included in the full Voter’s Guide as well)

San Lorenzo Valley Water District (vote for no more then 3)

Eric Hammer

www.hammerpratherratcliffe4water.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Gene Elizabeth Ratcliffe

www.hammerpratherratcliffe4water.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Larry Prather
– currently in office

www.hammerpratherratcliffe4water.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Karen Brown

http://www.votekarenbrownslvwater.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Chuck Baughman

http://www.chuck4slvwd.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Bob Fultz

http://www.bobfultz.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


SLV Water District information sites

http://www.slvwd.com/BoardInfo.htm about the district and board

http://www.slvwd.co SLVWD watchdogs

http://www.slvwd.co/dp/sites/default/files/docs/grandjury_slvwd.pdf
Grand Jury Report 6/2014

County Measures

K – Cannabis Business Tax

http://votersedge.org/unincorporated-area/ballot-measures/2014/november/measure-k

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/meak.pdf

Yes – no site found

No – no site found

TOMORROW – SLVWD special meeting

Logo-SLVWDEvent: SLVWD Special Meeting

When: Tuesday 10/28/2014 at 2:00pm

Where: SLVWD Operations Building
13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-2153

Agenda: http://slvwd.com/agendas/OTHER/2014/BoD%20Special%20Meeting%2010-28-14.pdf

On Friday 10/24 the San Lorenzo Valley Water District announced a special meeting for this Tuesday 10/28 at 2:00pm. The purpose of the meeting is to review applications of candidates for the open position of district manager. Like all public meetings oral communications are allowed from the general public and each person is allowed 3 minutes. If you have any questions for the board that you would like answered before the election this is your last chance to ask them.

TOMORROW Candidate Forum

2014-10-09 SLVWD ForumWhen: Thursday 10/9/2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Park Hall Community Center
9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

Tomorrow the SLV Watchdogs will be conducting a Candidates forum with all six candidates running for the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board. Attend and ask your questions of the candidates in person at the Park Hall Community Center in Ben Lomond.

After the forum the Watchdogs will be conducting an online Straw Poll and Voter Survey.

To keep up to date on what is going on and what the candidates are saying check out their website and Facebook page.

SLV Watchdog website: http://www.slvwd.co

SLV Watchdog Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slvwd.co

You can also read the Grand Jury Report on our water district from June 2014. Which states that our current system is leaking 15% of its water, lists lots of wasted money, and so on. Not a pretty picture.

http://www.slvwd.co/dp/sites/default/files/docs/grandjury_slvwd.pdf

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