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Special District

Tuolumne Utilities DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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James E. "Jim" Grinnell

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5,903 votes (11.94%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Product line profitability study. For example, protect water ratepayers by developing Tuolumne brand of bottled water for significant additional revenues. Both Spring water and treated water.
  • Protect TUD Ratepayers. Acquire from PG&E pre-1914 water rights and water system, including Pinecrest and Lyons dams. Consequences: Out of state investors could seriously adversely control our destiny..
  • Finance: 1. Refinance bonds and debts while interest rates are at historic lows. 2. Seek low interest funding to upgrade infrastructure 3. Major review to determine condition of equipment and infrastructure (pipes, etc.)



Profession:Retired-RE broker, Engineer, Management Consultant
Chair of Advisory Board, Area 12 Agency on Aging — Elected position (2019–current)
Director, Tuolumne Utilities District — Elected position (2014–2018)
Member, Fire Safe Council — Appointed position (2010–2014)
Director, Tuolumne Utilities District — Elected position (2012–2012)


Oregon State University Bachelors, Engineering
Purdue University Masters, Industrial Administration
Suffolk University Masters, Healthcare Administration (2002)

Community Activities

Member, (President 2019-2020), Rotary Club of Sonora (2017–current)
Member, T.C.A.R.E.S. Tuolumne County Amateur Radio & Electronics Service (2003–current)
Mamber, Rotary Club of Sonora Sunrise (2005–2017)

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