Dear friends and neighbors,
Water is ground zero for our future and that's why I'm running for a seat on the Marin Municipal Water District Board.
Please vote for me on November 4th and join me in creating an even better Marin Municipal Water District.
I am endorsed by virtually all of the groups whose first priority is our water: Sierra Club, Marin Water Coalition and Safe Water Marin. The Pacific Sun and many environmental leaders like Paul Hawken have also endorsed our campaign.
We are blessed to live within the Mt. Tam watershed which produces near-pristine water. We need to keep it that way. The district has spent 9 years and hundreds of thousands of ratepayer dollars studying whether or not to use thousands of gallons of Round Up style pesticides in the watershed to control broom. We can and must do better than that! It is time to declare the Mt. Tam a pesticide-free zone.
The District is also pursuing a $45 million pipeline across the Richmond bridge. This is an invitation to water dependency and over-development. Shouldn't we instead work to live within our means and invest locally in conservation, efficiency and innovation?
Finally, we need to begin immediately to address the fire danger that is present on the mountain. Under the current board's policies, the fire threat throughout the watershed has never been greater. It's time to get to work with sustainable solutions and a fresh perspective.
I am a strong supporter of open and respectful government and will work hard to protect ratepayers and preserve and protect our watershed. Let's work together to once again make Marin the leader in conservation and watershed stewardship.
Please contact me at 415-969-9818 if you have any questions.