Concerned Cambrians call for candidates
August 1, 2016
Statement from Concerned Cambrians
The Cambria Community Service District board of directors has been a major disappointment to the larger Cambria community. If you attend the CCSD meetings, you will be concerned too.
CCSD discourages public participation! Last minute presentations include indecipherable figures and documents not made available prior to meetings; meetings are held during day creating a hardship for the employed; ad hoc committees conceal CCSD actions; closed sessions are held with no reports.
This board continues to over-commit Cambrians to unsustainable future debt. Cambria’s 6,000 residents are being taxed into the future to pay for developer profits, land speculators and seasonal tourism. Turning their backs on the best interests of Cambrians, the board has done only what is necessary to reward those who seek to benefit. A business can raise its prices when costs of water, sewer and other public services go up. Seniors on fixed incomes cannot.
The board wanted to give the General Manager, a non-elected official, a double-digit increase to his already excessive salary and benefits. Fortunately, public outcry forced them to reduce the raise to six percent.
The board still hasn’t funded the Forest Management Plan to make our unique Monterey Pine forest healthier and less susceptible to catastrophic fire.
The board manipulated its usual rotation to prevent Amanda Rice from taking her rightful role as vice president or president. Three seats of the five-member board are up for election in November. They are now occupied by Greg Sanders, Gail Robinette and Amanda Rice.
All Cambrians who want sensible solutions and are willing to run for these positions can contact the County Clerk-Recorder’s office for a Declaration of Candidacy. Candidates can file between July 18 and Aug. 12 for the Nov. 8 election.
Concerned Cambrians support new faces on the board. We can do better. Be the change you want to see. Keep Cambria a wonderful place to live!