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
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
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
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
We are abandoning a semiweekly publication schedule and will instead post at irregular intervals only when we have news.
President Sol Chooljian started, then stopped, and this month restarted a project to determine if there is a better site for Well #7 than 191 Alviso. Nobody knows his thinking (the board was not involved), but there are at least six reasons to do a comprehensive site selection process, all … Read more
There are rumors of organizing activity for a group to compare 191 Alviso (which was rejected by the County Board of Supervisors) and alternative sites for a new well, but we have nothing concrete to report. Chooljian had shut down the alternative sites investigation in March but announced at the … Read more
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
When will the lower rate schedule go into effect? When will the report of how many votes each director candidate got in the June 30 “non-meeting” be posted? How will the announcement that there is a committee to “look at alternatives” for a new well be implemented? We are following … Read more
Tier 1 will increase from 4,000 gallons per share per month to 8,000. This will lower our monthly bills because we will get more at the Tier 1 rate of $4.00 per 1,000 gallons and less at the Tier 2 rate of $8.10 and the Tier 3 rate of $15.50. … Read more