We continue to grapple with ensuring all Californian’s have access to adequate and safe drinking water. New authorities granted to the SWRCB by the Legislature can create challenges and opportunities for LAFCo’s role of regulating service area boundaries. We will explore the implementation of SB 88 (consolidation of water agencies) and SB 1263 (service extensions to small public water systems) from multi-jurisdictional perspectives from the state to LAFCo level. Join us for a thought-provoking exchange on this critical issue.
Panelists include: Daniel Ferons, P.E., General Manager, Santa Margarita Water District; Michelle F. Frederick, P.E., Northern California Water Partnership Coordinator, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water; and Sara Lytle-Pinhey, Executive Officer, Stanislaus LAFCo. Moderated by David Church, Executive Officer, San Luis Obispo LAFCo.