We asked: What do you view as the biggest challenge facing CV San now, and how will you work to address it in the next four years? How does CV San impact Castro Valley, and how will you support a working partnership between your agency and the community? Finally, please address increased connection fees for residences and businesses. Are costs for CV San going up at the same rate, and are there new costs that were not anticipated? If so, what changed?My education and qualifications are: CVSan Board member for 21 years, BS and MS degrees in Civil/Sanitary Engineering, from UC Berkeley, Professional Civil Engineer 34 years, and 25 year CVSan resident. Memberships: Water Environment Federation, Sierra Club, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Fraternity. Issues and Positions: I have protected CVSan’s long term health by working with other board members to meet regulatory requirements, improve practices to deliver services, retain an award winning staff, expand customer education, and maintain low and equitable service fees.
CVSan faces new requirements in wastewater collection and treatment, and landfill diversion. These challenges include controlling nitrogen, phosphorous, medical wastes and emerging pollutants, winter flows, sea level rise, seismic stability, and recover resources from solid waste. I will use my 21 years of experience to continue supporting policies to retain award winning staff, pursuing innovative methods and technology, securing grant funding, and increasing customer education efforts to meet future challenges. I will maintain CVSan’s long term health, make the difficult and necessary decisions to meet future challenges, continue maintaining financial health through reasonable and equitable service fees. Please re-elect me to the CVSan Board of Directors.