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Tahoe City Public Utility District Board Seats Up For Election

            The Tahoe City Public Utility District (“District”) will be conducting a consolidated general election with the Placer County Elections Department on November 6, 2018.  There will be two Board Member seats up for election.

            The District is governed by a 5-member Board, elected by popular vote of the general public who reside within the District boundaries.  Each Board Member serves a 4-year term and anyone interested in running for a seat on the Board must be a registered voter within the District.  Board Members receive District medical, dental, vision benefits, and in accordance with Section 16002 of the Public Utility District Act, receive a $400 per month stipend.  Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m. in the District Board Room located at 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.

           

Local Water Agencies Oppose Proposed Drinking Water Tax

A Lake Tahoe regional coalition of local water agencies including, Tahoe City PUD, South Tahoe PUD, North Tahoe PUD, Truckee Donner PUD, Northstar CSD, Squaw Valley PSD, and Alpine Springs County Water District strongly opposes a legislative proposal to tax Californian’s drinking water. Introduced in 2017 as Senate Bill 623, it is called the “Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fee” and is aimed at residential and business water customers. This statewide water tax is proposed as a way to address a lack of access to safe drinking water for some people who live in rural, disadvantaged communities. We believe there are other effective solutions and appropriate funding strategies to address this important public health and social issue.