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News - November 18, 2022

Incumbent Gary Kremen concedes defeat in Valley Water race

Palo Alto attorney Rebecca Eisenberg to take over District 7 seat

by Sue Dremann

As Santa Clara County's vote counts for the Nov. 8 midterm election continue to trickle in, one contest finally has a winner: The District 7 seat of the Santa Clara Valley Water District board of directors. Gary Kremen, who held a position for eight years, has conceded to Palo Alto attorney Rebecca Eisenberg.

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Posted by resident3
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 17, 2022 at 10:53 am

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"Eisenberg said there is much consequential work to be done — and urgently — on behalf of current and future generations. She is excited to get Generation Z more involved in governance regarding the existential issues of water supply, drought and climate change, which "impact them more than anyone else."

Happy to see the headline. Congratulations Ms Eisenbeg.

About Gen Z - I don't think any generation is immune to making bad political choices and Gen Z will be no better unless they change how decisions are informed and considered. You want the best information which may come from old timers as well. If we can do this, then future generations won't be having to clean up after Z next; they can use their powerful 20 something old brains on even bigger problems of their time.

Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of JLS Middle School
on Nov 17, 2022 at 12:27 pm

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Can I get a Hallelujah? Congratulations Rebecca Eisenberg, I think you will make a real difference. Money can't always buy a seat, and that is real progress.

Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 18, 2022 at 8:35 pm

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YEAH!. Are you all watching the TV drama "Yellowstone"? It is about outside developers who want to use eminent domain to take private land to build an airport and new city. Meanwhile the Indian group wants to build a huge destination casino. All this on private property next to the National Park. That is what is happening in the southern part of Santa Clara Valley. Take out one dam - the Anderson Dam, and try to build a new dam in Pacheco Pass. Meanwhile the HSR does have to cross over from Merced to Gilroy. The Indians wanted to put a casino near the HSR. All of the massive earth movement in one location next to Coyote Valley. And now some group thinks they are going to put a power plant in Coyote Valley.

The whole bottom end of the county is being assaulted with many agencies, including the water agencies. Meanwhile the cement plant in Cupertino is going to close. You need cement for all of this activity.

Glad Rebecca is on board as she seems to get what the bottom line is in all of these ventures. We cannot trust any one agency to do the right thing. At least Rebecca like to talk so transparancy will be high here.

Many agencies with single track goals that work against other single track goals are waging their opinion talking points and funding for political favors. This a big issue.

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