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Drought matters to water district incumbent

Original post made on Aug 2, 2014

Brian Schmidt is aiming for a second term on the Santa Clara Valley Water District board. Emphasizing the importance of water conservation going into the third year of the drought, Schmidt said he wants to keep up the pace on the district board if he is re-elected in November.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 1, 2014, 3:54 PM

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Posted by Juan
a resident of Castro City
on Aug 2, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Gary Kremen is really pro-Mountain View (he use to live there):

* He wants to stop the Water District from collecting State Water District property taxes from the 90% of Mountain View that does not get Water District water. The opponent has not done anything about this unfair tax. Web Link

* He wants to stop the Water District from making the same mistakes they did in Cuesta Annex. It cost the District $20,000,000 and is still going up! There is a good link at at Web Link

* He wants the Water District to use more innovation in water conservation with more funding specifically in Mountain View.

* He is President of our neighbor water district, Purissima Hills Water District (unincorporated Santa Clara County and the majority of Los Altos Hills) where he focused on water conservation.

* He is Chairman of the leading behavioral water conservation firm in the US (local here in the Bay Area), which Palo Alto and now Mountain View uses for water conservation.

He just got his first two city council majorities: Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills. He wrote an extensive plan in sustainability for the Water District: regional water self-sufficiency, water reuse, water conservation , creek restoration, creeks and the homeless, retail water relations, and innovation in water.

Have been endorsed by mayors of Campbell, Los Gatos, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills and Menlo Park. Have lots of county wide endorsements such as District Attorney Jeff Rosen and Sheriff Laurie Smith as well as Supervisors Ken Yeager and Cindy Chavez. Assembly persons Paul Fong and Mark Stone have endorsed him as has Evan Low. He has statewide endorsement such as John Chiang, Controller, David Jones, Insurance Commissioner and Steve Westly, former Controller. Have national endorsements such as Congressperson Eric Swalwell.

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Posted by Stop the Trolls
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Aug 3, 2014 at 4:05 pm

To the editors of the Voice:

The post above comes across suspiciously like a post from a campaign. It really shouldn't be there, right?

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Posted by Golden Spigot
a resident of another community
on Aug 3, 2014 at 7:41 pm

I don't think the other comment is undesirable or distracting.

I'd like to add this nickname of "The Golden Spigot" for the Santa Clara Valley water district is spot on. It's a bloated bureaucracy that wastes far too much in overhead spending. Too big a staff. Too many crazy wasteful projects like the Museum they built in Milpitas on the public dime. Anyone cutting any taxes paid to SCCVWD is on the right track.

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Posted by concerned
a resident of another community
on Aug 4, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Mountain View is one of the most vulnerable communities when sea level rises. It was sinking when ground water was pumped in the last century and is not now because of the recharging of the ground water. The SCVWD does much more than sell water. they do a lot for flood control in the creeks...and MV is at the bottom of the creeks. Mountain view should pay it's taxes.

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