Water


LOCAL WATER ISSUES


LAFCO WATER POLICIES
LAFCO conducted a public hearing and the Commission voted 7-0 to amend and adopt the recommended set of policies.
Water Policies (adopted February 2, 2011)


Santa Cruz LAFCO co-sponsored the second “Connecting the Drops” water forum February 1, 2018. The focus of the forum was groundwater sustainability.

Video Link to Forum 2/1/18
Flyer
Agenda
2017 County Water Resources Report


SANTA CRUZ COUNTY WATER RESOURCES 
The County of Santa Cruz publicizes annual water resources reports:
2017
2016
2015
2014


LOMPICO WATER
The Lompico merger with the San Lorenzo Valley Water District was completed on June 1, 2016. The Assessment District will generate $2.75 million to be spent on the water system’s infrastructure, repairs, and improvements in Lompico over the next ten years.

Background Lompico Information:
Sentinel 6/1/16 merger article
Assessment Ballot Results
Average Customer 5-Year Costs Under Merger & Independent Models
Staff Report for August 6 Hearing

2014 Service Review/Sphere Study:
Cover
Table of Contents (includes links to chapters in report)

Lompico Merger Options:
May 22 Presentation

2013 Information:
On December 4, 2013, the LAFCO Executive Officer participated in a public workshop concerning the possible merger of the Lompico County Water District and the San Lorenzo Valley Water District.
December 4 Presentation


STATE WATER ISSUES


WATER MANAGEMENT IN CALIFORNIA
UC Davis and the Public Policy Institute of California have prepared an insightful article that foresees ten inevitable changes in water management in California.
2014 Article


STATE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT
For a state perspective on groundwater issues, see the 2010 Legislative Analyst’s Office report titled “Liquid Assets: Improving Management of the State’s Groundwater Resources”:
Liquid Assets


MUTUAL WATER COMPANIES
Assembly Bill 54 of the 2011 Legislative Session requires mutual water companies to file their service area boundary maps with LAFCOs by December 31, 2012.
AB 54
—Santa Cruz County Mutual Water Companies

Assembly Bill 240 of the 2013 Legislative Session requires mutual water companies to conduct open meetings, comply with the Public Records Act, prepare an annual audit, adopt an annual budget at an open meeting, and receive board member training.


 

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