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Special District
November 6, 2018 —California General Election

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District — ” Alvin Edwards, Candidate for Director, Division 1

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Alvin Edwards

Retired Fire Captain
3,427 votes (67.65%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I will continous support the District effort to increase the Monterey Peninsula water supply.
  • utilize my knowledge,resources and experience to the District in representing local ratepayers before the California Utilities Commission
  • countinue to expand the Pure Water Monterey, water recycling project jointly developed by two public agencies MPWMD and MRWPCA

Experience

Experience

Profession:Retired Fire Captain, City of Seaside, Ca
City Council Member,, City of Seaside, Ca — Elected position (2010–2014)
Retire Fire Captain, City of Seaside, Ca (1989–2010)
Director,, Monterey Peninsula Water Management — Elected position (1997–2010)
Fire Engineer, Naval Postgraduate School, Montery Ca (1986–1989)
Security Police, Naval Postgraduate School (1983–1986)
Noncommissioned Officer,Sergeant, United States Army (1973–1983)

Education

Monterey Peninsula College I have received two Associate in Arts degree, and two Associate in Science degree., Bussiness-General, General Education, Fire Science, Administration of Justice. (1991)
Monterey Peninsula Associate in Arts, Business-General (1991)
Monterey Peninsula College Associate in Arts, General- Education (1990)
Monterey Peninsula College Associate in Science, Fire Science (1988)
Monterey Peninsula College Associate in Science, Adminisstration of Justice (1986)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (3)

  • Monterey County Democratic
  • Public Water Now
  • Water Ratepayer Association of the Monterey Peninsula

Political Beliefs

My continuous support for District effort to increase the Monterey Peninsula water supply.

Summary

I vow to be a driving force behind efforts to reduce pumping on the Carmel River, and continue to develop ground water storage in the Seaside Groundwater Basin Aquifer Storage and Recovery projects.

 

 

I served as Board Chair for calendar year 2004. We developed a Strategic Plan for fiscal year 2004-2005 that emphasized collaborative solutions to water supply problems. The Board of Directors evaluated several long-term water supply proposals in detail in a comprehensive, comparative matrix. We adopted Resolution expressing intent to prepare Groundwater Management Plan to protect, preserve and enhance the groundwater resources of the Seaside Basin for current and future beneficial uses. We than authorized preparation of an EIR on long-term aquifer storage and recovery projects to allow for changes in water supply operations in the Carmel River and Seaside Groundwater Basins that will benefit the natural resources of the Carmel River and groundwater resources of the Seaside Groundwater Basin. Phase 1 of the Project is fully operational and able to provide an average of 920 acre-feet of water per year to the community, and test wells have been drilled for phase 2 of the project. If elect to the Board I will expand the Carmel River Seaside Groundwater and Basin Aquifer Storage and recovery project and expand the Monterey Pure Water project in the Seaside Groundwater Basin. Desalination Project should be a regional solution.

 

Candidate Statement

Summary

The citizens of Seaside Division1, deserves the most qualified individual to serve this very important board.

I have fought to improve the quality of life on the Monterey Peninsula as a Seaside Fire Captain, City of Seaside Council Member, and Director Monterey Peninsula Water Management District for years with proven success, and many accomplishments.  I vow to be a driving force behind efforts to reduce pumping on the Carmel River, and will continue to developed ground water storage in the Seaside Groundwater Basin Aquifer Storage and Recovery project. My continuous support for the District effort to increase the Monterey Peninsula water supply, with advocating support fo water conservation measures intended to keep the community water consumption within limits established by the State Water Resources Control requlations. I will utilize my knowledge, resources and experience to the District in representing local ratepayers before the California Utilities Commission.  Our water costs are skyrocketing in the last two years costs on the Monterey Peninsula have increase a whopping 68% with more increase on the way. We need Public ownership that will provide local control lower costs. The City of Seaside owns and operates a small municipal water system, I would like to see the entire City of Seaside become a Public own water system. I look forward to working with, and for you as we continue to improve the quality of life on the Monterey Peninsula. The citizens of Seaside Divisions1 deserves the most qualified individual to serve this very important board, I have devoted nearly twenty years to public service. I am  that person to continue to advocate for our future water. I humbly ask for your support,and respectfull ask for your vote.      

Support for Measure J

Summary

The City of Seaside owns and operated a small municipal water system. I would like to see the entire City of Seaside become a Public own water system.

 

California American Water Company a private, investor-owned utility has become the expensive water service in the entire United States, according to Food and Water report in June 2017. I support the feasibility study to see how well Cal-Am has taken care of its facilities, and to see if is found to be financially feasible, and in the public interest to become a local public own water system.  This will also help to remove the California Public Utilities Commission from the process. The CPUC has not been on the ratepayer’s side. After ratepayers, and business conserved substantial amounts of water in response to drought conditions, Cal-Am sought approval of the CPUC to add a surcharge to ratepayers bills to make up for the lost revenues. This was approved, we the ratepayers are paying a surcharge of $8 million per year a total of $64 million through 2021 for water that Cal-Am did not deliver. Cal Am has failed to complete three water supply projects it initiated after 1995. As a result, we the ratepayers are left with the costs more than $34 million that were approved by CPUC. We need to get the facts first this is a process that may take a little time. A Yes vote on Mesasure J will not stop any water projects form being competed.   

 

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