Zone 7 meets tonight on bid to separate from Alameda County control
Original post made on Mar 5, 2013
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on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:10 am
Zone 7 Water Agency wants to separate from the county... The people of Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore really need to see what is going on here - go to the meeting tonight and be educated!!!Ask yourself why yet another government agency to be created? Is it a power-play of a few or is this good for the people of the valley? Learn, engage, voice your opinion. Water is Power in this age and it is nothing to play with.
on Mar 5, 2013 at 11:53 am
Zone 7 is already created as a dependent special district. The agency already exists and has its own separately elected board of directors.
on Mar 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm
San Ramon Observer is a registered user.
Zone 7 has a separately elected Board of Directors, but residents of Dougherty Valley, who get their water from Zone 7, cannot vote for those directors as long as Zone 7 remains part of the Alameda County Government. See my latest blog on this meeting in the San Ramon Express. Web Link
Dougherty Valley residents can vote for directors of the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) because it is a special district that operates across county lines. San Ramon residents, who get their water from Zone 7 via DSRSD, deserve the right to vote for and serve on the Zone 7 Board of Directors too.
Other cost savings could be realized for water users in San Ramon and Alameda County by making it easier for Zone 7 to hire new employees or make purchasing decisions without going through all the Alameda County bureaucracy that they are required to do now.
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