Here is the agenda and board package link for our Regular Helix Water District Board Meeting:
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 2 p.m.
7811 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942-0427
Last week at our Committee Meeting we received a presentation regarding District accomplishments the last 6 months and went over the current status of our Strategic Plan Focus Areas. We followed up with the District overall financial status (ending 12/31/2015) which has resulted in a $6.4 Million dollar revenue shortfall due to the reduction in water use. Budget assumed 20% water reduction, but we reduced more. However, there is an offset of nearly $3 Million, due to less water purchases, however, we need to make up for the additional shortfall. The solution proposed was to delay non critical capital projects. These projects can be completed when funding becomes available, ie. water use restrictions lifted or the following budget year. I was assured that the following year capital improvement project budget will not be increased, resulting in further increasing water rates, but rather projects will just be moved forward.
Closed Session: General Manager Performance Evaluation
I received an email today from Mike Harrison who is running for State Assembly this year in the 71st District. “Did you know that in 2014 California voters passed a water bond (Proposition 1) that would include spending for water storage projects, recycling, and flood protections and billions have yet to be spent? As we face El Nino, as well as a massive drought, our government is failing us in making sure we are prepared. You can find more information about this in an op-ed written by Assemblywoman Mendez who has been a leader on this important issue: http://www.pe.com/articles/water-789630-drought-new.html We must continue to be proactive about important water issues and we certainly need leaders who prioritize these issues above political agendas.”
This is why I am supporting Mike Harrison for State Assembly, he is not afraid to take on the important issues of WATER! I will be having a future meet and greet and hope you can come and meet Mike to discuss water and all the other issues affecting our state. Let me know if you are interested.
Per the request of the Helix Water District Board on May 16, 2012, the following language is to be added by all Board Directors in all outgoing Director correspondence. "This correspondence, and any documents attached hereto, reflects the individual opinions and positions of the above-named Director and does not represent the opinions or positions of the District's Board of Directors or the District. Pursuant to Section 9.1-11(A) of the Helix Water District Policies and Procedures Manual, individual Directors, except as otherwise authorized by the Board, shall have no power to act for the District or the District's Board of Directors."
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Author: Kathleen Hedberg
Civil Engineer in 4th Term as a Helix Water District Board Director and Past President of the Board!