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Special District

East Bay Municipal Utility DistrictCandidate for Director, Ward 7

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Matt Turner

Public Advocacy Consultant
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Restoring and protecting the badly damaged watershed that supplies 90% of our drinking water.
  • Supporting our low-income rate payers with a new Zero Tier rate which would eliminate fixed fees
  • Pushing innovative pilot programs into full-scale implementation. The climate is changing fast and we cannot wait.



Profession:Public Advocacy Consultant
Principal Consultant, Turner Communications Group, LLC (2021–current)
Commissioner, Alameda County Transportation Commission's Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee — Elected position (2014–current)
Constituent Liaison and Organizer, Alameda County District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley (2015–2021)
Council Member, Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council — Appointed position (2011–2015)
Commissioner, Alameda County Transportation Commission's Independent Watchdog Committee — Appointed position (2014–2015)


Over the past 20 years I have been a public advocate, served as an Alameda County commissioner, constituent liaison, community organizer, and consultant on matters of public policy on behalf of local citizens and public angencies.  I am a husband, and father of two children currently in public school.  Since 2014 I have served on one of the the Alameda County Transportation Commission's advisory committees where we regularly review large and complex infrastructure projects; I have recently been unaninmously re-elected for the 4th time as chair of that 11 member committee, a strong vote of confidence from my peers in my ability to lead in a collaborative manner.  I have the training and experience to bring a watchful eye to the EBMUD board, and advocate on behalf o the public for accountability, transparency, and good governance.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Equity in billing and conservation, and securing our water future in a changing world will be top priorities for me.  I have a proven track record of fighting for the public good and delivering results.  Transparency, and open communication with the public are very important to me.  Should you honor me with your vote, I will continue to be a fighter on behalf of the public, and an available ear for your concerns.

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