As the founder of Citizens for Sensible Water Rates, I believe strongly that the residential, business and agricultural customers of the Tri-Valley deserve both transparency and thoughtful decision making from our local water agencies.

Water is a critical resource in our communities. Experience and commonsense matter greatly as we plan for future water reliability in the face of climate change, and continue to take steps to improve water quality while keeping rates at a reasonable level. That is why I am supporting the incumbent members of the Zone 7 Water Agency Board for re-election. I believe this current group of board members has the ability and desire to accomplish these important goals.

The arrival of a new general manager, as well as new board members, has placed Zone 7 in a position to work cohesively and collaboratively with water retailers in Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin. The board’s increased visibility in the community, including televised meetings and an increase in community outreach, shows that the board members encourage the engagement of the ratepayers and that they value public input.

This board is well-positioned to make the vital decisions that will be coming before it in the coming months and years. Water matters and our votes in this election matter as well. Please join me in voting for incumbents Angela Ramirez Holmes, Sandy Figuers, and Dick Quigley on March 3.

Pleasanton and Dublin. The board’s increased visibility in the community, including televised meetings and an increase in community outreach, shows that the board members encourage the engagement of the ratepayers and that they value public input.

This board is well-positioned to make the vital decisions that will be coming before it in the coming months and years. Water matters and our votes in this election matter as well. Please join me in voting for incumbents Angela Ramirez Holmes, Sandy Figuers, and Dick Quigley on March 3.