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July 2018 eNews

ON Jul 31, 2018

Filing Period Open to Run in Your Local Water Board Election!

ON Jul 16, 2018

Yesterday was the first day to file your paperwork to run in your local water board election! The last day to submit your paperwork at your county’s elections office is August 10th.

How do I begin the process for filing for candidacy in my local water board?

ON Jul 16, 2018

There are two steps to follow to process your filing for candidacy in your local election!

How many seats are up for election in my community?

ON Jul 15, 2018

Download a PDF of the local water boards in your county and to find contact information for your South Valley county elections office!

Who is eligible to join a water board?

ON Jul 14, 2018

To run in an election for a Community Services District or a Public Utilities District in Fresno, Kern, Kings, and Tulare Counties, you must meet these two requirements: 1) be a registered voter within the district you are running for, and 2) you cannot be on parole for a felony. That’s it!

87% of local water board seats were uncontested in the most recent election

ON Jul 13, 2018

Earlier this year, CWC released a report that found that in the southern San Joaquin Valley, 87% of local water board seats were uncontested in the most recent election -- that’s almost 500 local seats.

What do local water boards do?

ON Jul 12, 2018

There are many types of resident-led water boards that manage water like Community Services Districts, Public Utilities District, Irrigation Districts, and more.

Junio eNews

ON Jul 05, 2018

June 2018 eNews

ON Jul 05, 2018

100+ Community Members Travel to Sacramento for Rally!

ON Jun 14, 2018

Yesterday was a powerful day with over 100 residents from the San Joaquin Valley traveling to Sacramento to share their experience with unsafe water and urge legislators to support the Governor’s Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund. See pictures from the day below! Thank you to everyone who took the time to raise their voices for safe water!

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