Kates and Marsilio

For Soquel Creek Water Board

  • Our goal as Board members is to reduce water rates
  • We will work to return Tier 1 level to 7.99 units and stop penalizing families.
  • Develop an action plan for completing infrastructure projects
  • Work with cities and other water agencies on projects for the betterment of the whole
  • Consider alternate projects such as recycled water for irrigation in medians and parks (County parks had to stop irrigating this year as a result of Soquel Creek Water District rate increases.)
  • Develop the 160-acre Glenwood Drive reservoir property the District owns and create an opportunity for water storage and percolation ponds
  • Develop a multi-year and long-range Capital Improvement Project Plan (the District until recently did not have one at all) and designate funding goals
  • Keep projects within budget and ensure they are sustainable
  • Get other Board members to join us and effectuate change

Time for a Change

CORRIE KATES AND MARIA MARSILIO LISTENING TO YOU FOR A CHANGE

Are you concerned about your water rates? Do you wonder why they have increased drastically since 2018, more than the percentages that they said they would increase by? Do you know that the Board voted to increase the rates every year forward to pay for “Pure Water” Soquel? If you think your water rates are high now, hang on, they’re going higher and higher. They are penalizing families and people who are on fixed incomes.

• Do you know that there are other solutions to water than the “Pure Water” Soquel project that is costing the ratepayers $200,000,000 or more by the time they are done? Of course it started at $90,000,000 and has more than doubled since and they haven’t even built the facility yet.

Do you know that regional collaboration for water supply solutions is possible right now because supply pipelines for nearly all local water municipalities are already connected and in place?

• Do you know that Soquel Creek Water District could easily expand and support this regional collaboration to solve water supply issues by seeking temporary expanded water rights agreements but the current Board has chosen not to do so?

• Do you support an expensive $200+ million Project to inject water with unknown and unregulated contaminants into the groundwater, causing significant environmental damages with construction and greatly increasing local energy demands? They say that the system can remove pharmaceutical drugs and other contaminants from the treated water but it can’t remove all of them and do you really want to take the chance? This project will cost each customer approx $13,000! Do you remember having a say about this project? There are other choices.

• This project will cost each customer approx $13,000! Do you remember having a say about this project? There are other choices.

**The two incumbents have served on the Board for 17-20 years…don’t you think that is long enough? We need new ideas, transparency, and leadership.

VOTE FOR CORRIE KATES AND MARIA MARSILIO TO BRING TRANSPARENCY AND FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY BACK TO YOUR WATER DISTRICT

To donate please mail a check to Kris Kirby 2000 McGregor Drive, Aptos, CA 95003.

Make checks out to: Corrie Kates for Soquel Creek Water District Board 2020 and/or Maria Marsilio for Soquel Creek Water District Board.

Kates FPPC #1431545 and Marsilio FPPC # 1430808

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