Goleta Water District Holds Second Hearing On Districting Process To Draw District Lines, October 16th

Stakeholder Input Will Help Shape District-Based Elections

Goleta, Calif., – Goleta Water District (GWD) will be hosting its second public hearing on the process to transition to district based elections and is inviting all interested persons to participate. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to participate and help draw district lines by providing public comments via email or phone, or at public hearings. 

“The districting process will aim to involve as many residents and stakeholders in GWD as possible.  We need to hear from everyone to ensure the new district lines represent the interests of residents, business owners, and families.  Please submit public comments for our next hearing on October 16, 2021 and fill out a community of interest form,” said Kathleen Werner, President,

Goleta Water District Board off Directors.

WHAT:                 Goleta Water District Public Hearing *In-Person

WHEN:                Saturday, October 16th at 1:00 P.M.

WHERE:              Goleta Union School District Board Room

                            401 N Fairview Ave, Goleta, CA 93117

WHY:              In compliance with the California Voting Rights Act, GWD will be creating five geographic districts, each with one board director who resides in the district and is chosen by the local voters residing in that district. The first district-based election will take place in November 2022. These lines will be in place for the next decade.

WHO:                Goleta Water District Board of Directors

                          Community members and residents

Meeting agenda will be published on the GWD website. That information can be found at http://www.goletawater.com/agendas-and-minutes

Members of the public can submit public comments before, during, or after the meeting by submitting those comments to [email protected] or [email protected]

For questions, please contact Mary Capps at (805)879-4621 or send an email to [email protected]

More information is available at http://www.goletawater.com/districting

ABOUT GOLETA WATER DISTRICT

The Goleta Water District provides water to a diverse population of approximately 87,000, including agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers. The District’s water system includes over 270 miles of pipelines, a water treatment plant, storage reservoirs, pumping facilities, active wells, a recycled water system, and connections with Lake Cachuma and the State Water Project. For more information, visit www.GoletaWater.com.

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David Matson, Assistant General Manager

(805) 879-4624

[email protected]


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