Petition intended to ease the way for a refiled Well #7 permit application hits a snag.

One of the reasons the permit application for Well #7 was unanimously denied by the Ventura County Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors is that the project would be inconsistent with the CC&Rs of the Las Posas Hills Owners Association (LPHOA).  In mid-September, eight members of LPHOA petitioned the … Read more

Why are the do-nothing president and senior directors still filling board seats? 

Since the Ventura County Board of Supervisors rejected its application for Well #7–a year ago–the Crestview board has not considered refiling the application or moving to a different site.  Frustrated shareholders have tried to fill the vacuum by forming two ad hoc groups.

President Sol Chooljian told the shareholders’ annual … Read more

2016 staff report explains our three-tier rate structure.

A recurring issue is whether Crestview’s rate structure is fair, properly allocates costs between groundwater and imported water, raises enough revenue to cover costs and build reserves, and advances conservation goals.  Last month, the board wrestled with whether lowering rates would imperil critical conservation goals.

In November 2015, there was … Read more

Our water rates went down September 1, and the board is poised to authorize an environmental study for Well #8.

The board increased the Tier 1 rate schedule limit from 4,000 gallons per share per month to 8,000 gallons.  This is an effective rate decrease for all shareholders who buy more than 4,000 gallons per share per month.  A letter announcing this change was included in the monthly bills mailed … Read more

Well #8 water shipped to Calleguas cannot reduce groundwater available to shareholders, say Crestview and Calleguas officials.

Last week, officials of Crestview and Calleguas separately told different Crestview shareholders that Calleguas cannot demand emergency water under the Well #8 contract if meeting the demand would diminish the amount of water Crestview is able to pump and distribute to shareholders.

They explained that Calleguas’s main motivation for funding … Read more