An anonymous postcard to Crestview shareholders, arriving today, shouts that proxy votes are not “GUARANTEED OR VERIFIABLE.” That is not true, but tarnishing the integrity of the proxy process does fit the most recent election strategy of one candidate, Katie Teague, and will interfere with efforts to obtain a quorum. Continue reading The yellow and red postcard arriving today contains disinformation favoring one challenger.
So far as we can determine, no incumbent candidates are doing anything to gather support for reelection, but two have told Crestview Watch they intend to reply to our interview questions. We suggest readers interested in seeing candidate responses urge them to do so in a comment below and/or email Continue reading Update on Annual Meeting and elections
The draft Annual Meeting agenda (up for Board approval July 25) includes an unfortunate change from prior years. If there is no quorum, there will be no shareholder open forum and no information reports from the GM, Treasurer, or President. In 2022 and 2020, when there was no quorum, almost Continue reading Draft agenda for Annual Meeting allows no shareholder forum or informational reports if there is no quorum.
We requested email interviews with all Board candidates and sent them all the same questions. We are posting them in the order received. Here are Steven Muro’s responses, received June 27. 1. Do you plan to serve for at least a full year if you are elected or reelected? YES Continue reading Interview with Board candidate Steven Muro
We requested email interviews with all Board candidates and sent them all the same questions. We are posting them in the order received. Here are Dave Stephenson’s responses, received June 26. 1. Do you plan to serve for at least a full year if you are elected or reelected? Yes, Continue reading Interview with Board candidate Dave Stephenson
The Annual Meeting of Shareholders (and Election of Directors) on August 16 has been moved to the Spanish Hills Club because the space available at Hampton Inn is too small. This was announced today on the Crestview website and updates the proxy mailing being received today. In a conversation today, Continue reading Important details about the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting
A decision favorable to Crestview and other Settling Parties was filed by Judge Anderle on July 7 after the third and final phase of the trial in the suit to adjudicate the relative quantities of water Crestview and all others are entitled to pump from the Las Posas Aquifer. Crestview Continue reading Crestview and other Settling Parties win in groundwater basin adjudication trial.
The recent outage of Well #4 was caused by a short circuit. Tension on a wire caused the insulation to chafe in the junction box at the top of Well #4. Because this could have been caused by a serious problem at the bottom of the well or in the Continue reading Final report on the 3-months outage of Well #4.
The next step in Crestview’s Well #8 permit application is public comment on a draft Mitigated Negative Declaration report prepared by the City’s consultant (and paid for by Crestview). Background information here. The General Manager told the Board on June 30 that he expects the public comment period to open Continue reading Well #8: City to solicit public comments on environmental report; Calleguas still supporting project.
The Board received reports at its June 30 meeting on several matters that could portend rate increases. Past president Sol Chooljian suggested the Board follow past practice of doing a complete mid-year budget review. The wet winter has meant that water sales revenue is about 67% ($476,000) under budget. Sales Continue reading Significant financial issues before the Board