It is that time again – Helix Water District Board Election Time!
Helix Water District Board of Directors, Division 1 John Linden, Division 3 Chuck Muse and Division 5 Joel Scalzitti are up for election this November 2016.
This will be Director Linden’s 5th term (Been on the Board for 16 years since 2000) and Director Muse’s 4rd Term (Been on the Board for 12 years since 2004) and Director Scalzitti 2nd Term (Been on the Board for 4 years since 2012). I was told by Director Linden and Director Scalzitti that they were running and Director Muse at a Board meeting told me he had not decided whether to run.
Director Scalzitti has had a great first term in actively speaking out for the Helix customers. He has been successful in engaging staff and the board in getting the District look at the ever increasing costs and striving to keep the water rates down. He was also very successful in turning Lake Jennings Campground and Recreation around and moving toward a profit. Director Scalzitti is concerned about the bottom line and what is the best for the Customer and the District.
I do know of one person who has indicated that he is running for Director Muse’s seat, Mark Gracyk, firstname.lastname@example.org . I also know of one person who is running for Director Linden’s seat, Dan McMillan, Dan4LowerRates@gmail.com.
I believe that these candidates will be a good change for the Board and I support their efforts. Contact them if you have any questions regarding their candidacy and if you would like to help on their campaign.
Below is information that our Helix Water District Board Secretary sent to the Board on the Candidate Process today. If you have any questions on filing, information can be found at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters website http://www.sdvote.com/.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments!
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Kathleen Coates Hedberg, P.E., M.P.H.
Director, Helix Water District Board
11263 Explorer Road
La Mesa, CA 91941
www.lakejennings.org (go fishing & camping)
www.socalwatersmart.com (rebate link)
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Subject: Candidate Filing Period
Dear Board of Directors,
I was asked several questions by board members, regarding the upcoming election, prior to Wednesday’s meeting. The following should address these questions.
The candidate filing period begins on July 18 and ends on August 12, 2016. During the week of July 11, 2016 a packet will be mailed to Helix Water District. This packet will include a copy of the legal notice of election to be posted in the administration office. All filing documents must be filed (returned) ONLY in the office of the Registrar of Voters.
The last day to file nomination papers is August 12 at 5 p.m. If incumbent directors do not file by August 12, the filing period is extended until August 17 at 5 p.m., for other than Incumbents. Therefore, if Incumbent Directors intend to file, it must be done by the August 12, 2016 deadline.
Please let me know if I can provide any additional information.
Helix Water District
7811 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942-0427
619.667.6232 FAX 619.466.1823