Here is the board package link for our Regular Helix Water District Board Meeting:
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wednesday, March 7, 6 pm
7811 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942-0427
Interesting Items/Water Politics:
Item 8. (PDF Page 63) The Board Review and Consider a Request from the Association of California Water Agencies to Contribute to their No Drinking Water Tax Campaign and Participate in their Coalition Efforts
In 2017, Senator William Manning introduced Senate Bill 623 which proposes a tax on drinking water to fund water solutions in disadvantaged communities. The Bill proposes to raise $160 million dollars annually by taxing water ratepayers (85% of the share), fertilizer (11%) and dairies taxes (4%) and collect the money and give it back to those disadvantaged communities to help with water treatment solutions.
Last year, water agencies throughout the state opposed SB 623. While in agreement that everyone should have access to safe drinking water, the agencies advocated that a state tax on drinking water is not the appropriate solution as it works against the goal of keeping water affordable for Californians. A coalition letter initiated by Association of California Water Agencies and signed by more than 100 member agencies, including Helix Water District and the San Diego County Water Authority, proposed an alternative funding solution to a water tax.
Item 9. The Board Authorize the President of the Board of Directors to Execute a Fifth Amendment to the Employment Agreement between Helix Water District and General Manager Carlos V. Lugo Following Negotiations with Mr. Lugo during Closed Session Noticed for 5:30 p.m. on March 7, 2018
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Kathleen Coates Hedberg, PE, MPH
President, Helix Water District
Board Director, San Diego County Water Authority
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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!