LBragman_Goat_3PS.jpgDear 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.

Thanks,
Larry Bragman

 


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  • commented 2016-05-04 10:30:40 -0700
    I found it pretty cool warning that everyone should raise awareness on the issue of the water !! Amigas e Mulheres te apresenta o Curso Estudo e Memorização, que te ajuda nos estudos!!

    https://bell.unochapeco.edu.br/revistas/index.php/rce/comment/view/1893/0/13
  • commented 2014-11-05 15:46:16 -0800
    I hope that every one will come and congratulate larry at the council meeting tonight during open time at 7
    briefly can’t believe that he has to do a council meeting tonight, the night after the election- so many thanks to larry for running and giving us a voice at mmwd- if we want him to be able to accomplish anything, we’ll be needing to show up at each and every mmwd meeting to show the other 4 board members that his points of view has a large community backing Valeri
  • commented 2014-11-05 12:39:36 -0800
    Congrats Larry….glad to see you aboard the board! Our family is looking forward to flouride free, chloramine free, pesticide free water here in Fairfax. We are happy to see the community taking the first big step towards sustainability and towards healthy alignments when it comes to the stewardship of water here in beautiful Marin.
  • commented 2014-10-28 20:23:14 -0700
    I totally agree with Larry’s stance on not using pesticides in the watershed. But I believe that there is a broader issue here: the MMWD is responsible for managing almost 22,000 acres of land both on and off the watershed: we are or should be careful stewards of that land. I would like to see Larry spearhead a careful long range plan to manage that land: both to protect water quality and to allow sustainable recreational use of the land. Larry, I see you as the voice of responsible stewardship.
  • commented 2014-10-28 17:33:03 -0700
    There is a proliferation of science based peer reviewed literature the clearly shows the serious log term adverse health effects of human exposure to Glyphosate Based Herbicides (GBHs), eg Roundup. When one considers the proven adverse public health effects of exposure to GBHs the use of these toxic herbicides should be ruled out. When one factors these serious long term health effects to Marin tap water drinkers and the many that use the Mt. Tam, MMWD water shed for recreation the use of GBHs is not cost effective and in fact ignores the current scientific facts that are relevant to associated public health risks. There are many cost effective methods for controlling the spread of broom that are based in organic farming principles.
  • commented 2014-10-28 13:40:23 -0700
    John- really this is not rocket science and larry has outlined in his outreach pieces as well as the talks he has given around the county on this issue- too bad you didn’t make those events. You can still access them on channel 26- marin tv. If you think you are busy, imagine larry’s schedule right now? From attending some of those lectures i can tell you that Larry discussed vegetation management in depth- don’t know if you know, but the area MMWD was caught illegally spraying monsanto glyphosate was above Fairfax- near the reservoir – (and glyphosate- one of the most potent toxins in the brew has a 40 year half life- and now we are living with those toxins in our environment, every time we drink water and water our formerly organic gardens! )— Brush and dead trees need to be cleared in our watershed,. It should be shredded and mulched- in some areas removed and burned, and that would help our dying trees. Every time it rains it would give added biomass that the rain could soak into. Goats are currently being used by MMWD as a pastoral publicity stunt next to commonly used, nearby hiking trails- where they should really be used is in remote, hard to access areas. What we lack in Marin are jobs- ask the kids- how about a jobs program to clear broom?- think of how many people we could have hired so far with the 1 million dollars mmwd has already spent re-studying using glyphosate. if you don’t think there is a problem with jobs in marin, check out the local food bank on saturday morning in fairfax. .A bunch of guys going through deer park with weed whackers and rakes could do in a couple of hours what a herd of goats does in a month . But I think the main thing is- no pesticides or herbicides, no poison.
  • commented 2014-10-28 12:38:13 -0700
    John Larmer go to Larry’s issues then click fire: http://www.larrybragman.org/fire
    I find the status quo position more apt to stoke Marin voters’ fears than Larry’s plan. It’s a poor choice for voters to have to make to decide which they are more afraid of….fire or toxic chemicals in the watershed. The current policies of the district have allowed the fire threat to become so dangerous, lets get to work!
  • commented 2014-10-17 17:02:23 -0700
    Charles, if you go to the BLOG section of this web site your question will be answered in great detail. This question was asked at the LWV debate. Additionally watching the youtube movie “The Silent Forest” will also be of great interest to all who need answers to maintaining the Watershed. The current approved MMWD plan is 22 years old and is in the process of being updated. Generally a combination of approaches (all available methods will be considered by Larry except the use of Toxic Chemicals) and may be required depending on each location and the biodiversity in each area.
  • commented 2014-10-17 16:45:21 -0700
    Hi Larry,
    Could you please summarize your position on keeping the health of the watershed and controlling invasive species. I’m particularly interested in your position on prescribed fire. thanks, Charles Little
  • commented 2014-10-02 20:29:12 -0700
    Finally, a candidate for water board that will exercise an independent viewpoint and will resist being a tool of developers. That health of he watershed comes first for Larry. As it should for all of us. His message: we should groom the watershed, not poison it with Roundup—-a highly toxic herbicide under study by planners as a method to control invasive Scotch Broom.
  • commented 2014-08-20 17:17:22 -0700
    The MMWD Board urgently needs an environmental/public health advocate. If we can get Larry Bragman elected issues such as the present addition of a toxic fluoride compound to the tap water, and the level of chloramine (chlorine plus ammonia) used to disinfect the tap water should be reviewed and needed changes should be put to Marin voters
  • commented 2014-08-17 20:12:08 -0700
    I support your efforts to remove flouridation from our water supply. I have been aware of this practice since I was a college student in the 1960’s and continue to be against it. Thank you for all you have done for our county and I wish you success in your endeavor!
  • commented 2014-08-15 20:52:43 -0700
    While I no longer live in Marin I support you Larry. There are still some altruistic politicians. Larry is one. He has the best interest of the people and the ecosystems at heart.
  • commented 2014-08-15 13:12:41 -0700
    Larry- I will send out this invitation to my email list. Thanks so much for running- this will be an expensive and time consuming campaign- hope people really pitch in and volunteer- you have done so much for our town over the years. Thanks for your stand against pesticides and fluoride; for water conservation, fire safety, citizen awareness and education; streams and creeks and local native fish and bird populations; flooding; importing water from the sewage polluted Russian River- the link between water and sewer issues; desalination costs, concerns and toxins; the environmental degradation of our watershed due to inappropriate housing; air pollution as it affects our watershed; application of toxic Aqua- Master alongside our creeks and streams contaminating our drinking water and harming the surrounding ecosystem; public safety in terms of hiking and biking in our watershed and the management of this natural resource by MMWD- and finally, your strong stand on local control! Hopefully, MMWD with your help will get a handle on the gun-toting people pot-farming in the watershed using toxic pesticides and fertilizers that feed directly into the feeder streams that drain into our reservoirs and the discussion of re-arming rangers and development of a close partnership with the county sheriff to protect the public and the watershed from the impacts of this criminal activity.
  • commented 2014-08-14 20:16:22 -0700
    For years I’ve appreciated Larry’s strong reasoned hand and well thought out positions on Fairfax Council: a VERY good man, with EXCELLENT analysis and problem solving abilities…!
  • commented 2014-08-14 10:44:40 -0700
    Please Vote for LARRY….. It appears that Larry is THE: Political Candidate that sincerely wants to “REDUCE”………… I believe that LARRY WILL:

    Reduce MMWD Expenditure. Reduce MMWD Revenues. Reduce the MMWD Budget.
    Reduce the Electricity used by MMWD. Reduce the Chemicals used by MMWD. Reduce your water BILL. Reduce Water Consumption. Reduce Water Waste. Reduce MMWD Water Leaks. Reduce MMWD Water Rates. Reduce MMWD Capital Expenditures by using an Asset Management Plan. Reduce Glyphosate potential use. Reduce Fluoride use. Reduce the MMWD CO2 emissions.

    Larry HAS already, and will continue to, make a major contribution to, help save our Planet Earth for future Generations.

    Please do what ever you can to get LARRY BRAGMAN Elected, to the MMWD Board of Directors, in November 2014.
  • commented 2014-08-13 09:30:30 -0700
    Larry’s calm and passionate commitment to our community and our natural environment, coupled with his experience, knowledge and humaanity will make him an excellent choice for MMWD – Thank you Larry!
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