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Candidates vie for water district vacancy

Original post made on Jul 25, 2007

All 17 candidates who applied for the vacant position on the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors -- which will represent Palo Alto and serve on the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority -- will be interviewed, spokeswoman Susan Siravo said Wednesday.

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Posted by Jeremy Loski
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2007 at 2:15 pm

I would love to see a story on what the Water District does, how it operates, and how its decisions affect our lives.

Like theh VTA, and several other bureaucracies, the ruling boards have openings - but where are they advertised.

Water is going to be a HUGE issue within the next decade, yet we have not once had a reporton the "state of our water" from any local who has sat on the board.





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Posted by Becky Trout
Palo Alto Weekly staff writer
on Jul 26, 2007 at 11:47 am

Becky Trout is a registered user.

I agree that would be an interesting story.

Palo Alto's water comes from Hetchhetchy via the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, plenty of issues there.

But Santa Clara Valley Water District, which includes Palo Alto, is important to Palo Altans primarily for flood control and is very involved in decisions about San Francisquito Creek.

It's on my list of things to do.

Thanks.


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