In recent years, we have been subject to “Public Safety Power Shutoffs” and to huge long-lasting local wildfires. Neither of Crestview’s wells can pump when the power is off. In a summer power outage, we could be totally out of water in about two days—without fire protection, bathing, or toilet Continue reading How many emergency generators does Crestview need?
In recent years, local groundwater has supplied 70-80% of Crestview demand, and the rest was imported. This year, because of the severe drought, we need to rely solely on groundwater and import nothing. We can achieve this if–averaged across users and months–we use only water in Tiers 1 and 2. Continue reading Use your water bill to determine your positive or negative contribution to our drought solution.
Crestview’s July 15 letter says there was no quorum at the June 30 annual meeting. Only 46% of shares were present despite strong proxy gathering by at least two non-incumbents. In 2021, when there were no non-incumbent candidates, the meeting was held on time with 56% attendance. In 2020, when Continue reading Manipulating director elections by controlling whether there is a quorum
At the annual meeting and on Next Door, shareholders urged Crestview to reapply for a critical Well #7 permit. They focus on CC&Rs and HOA consent and seem unaware that existing septic systems are the biggest obstacle to getting the critical land use permit for Well #7. We explain in Continue reading How private septic systems are blocking Well #7—and how to solve the problem
At the annual meeting of shareholders on June 30, it was not yet known if there was a quorum. It was announced that the meeting was adjourned to 4pm on July 28, by which time it was said the quorum count would be completed and election results posted. There was Continue reading No news about election of directors, but the July 28 board meeting has been postponed.
The general manager reported to the June 30 annual meeting that demand has been reduced only 18% versus last year—short of the important 20-25% reduction goal. The FY 2022 budget contains $36,000 to achieve the necessary demand reduction, but only $666 had been spent by April 30. (Reports for May Continue reading We are not meeting the board’s conservation goals and not using budgeted funds to get there.
Camarillo has sent Crestview a letter stating that the Well #8 permit application is incomplete and asking it to fund environmental studies, to submit plans to mitigate the impacts on neighbors, and to say whether it is willing to connect properties on septic systems to the Camarillo sewer system. Crestview’s Continue reading Well #8 permit application draws City requirements that may increase costs by ~$2 million.
We must reduce consumption a little more to avoid very severe restrictions and financial penalties imposed by our imported water supplier. At least 90% of Crestview water is used outdoors. This excellent University of California publication explains how to keep your lawn healthy with less water: Depending on your type Continue reading How to save water AND keep your lawn alive and looking good—advice from University of California.
You can still vote for directors until July 7. You can vote even if you were not at the meeting, and it does not matter if you submitted a proxy. Without your ballot, there may be no quorum and no decision. To get your ballot, call 805-482-2001 or email email@example.com. Continue reading Balloting still open, and highlights of the Annual Meeting.