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Board Overview

The Sunnyslope County Water District is governed by a 5-member Board of Directors elected by the public to serve four-year terms. Elections are generally held in conjunction with Federal, State, and local elections in November of even years. The Board conducts its regular meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:15 p.m. in the District office at 3570 Airline Highway, Hollister. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Meeting agendas are posted at the District office and on the District's website. Opportunities for public comment are provided at the meetings. When scheduling conflicts occur, the regular meetings may be re-scheduled to a different day. Special meetings, public hearings, and study sessions are also scheduled periodically as needed and are open to the public. Please call the office at (831) 637-4670 to confirm meeting dates.

The Mission of the Board and staff of the District is to provide safe, reliable, and high quality water and wastewater services to our customers and all future generations in an environmentally and financially responsible manner. The Board and staff of the District are also committed to providing prompt, efficient, and courteous customer service.

The District operates as a special district to provide local service in accordance with the California State Water Code. The District is responsible directly to the customers of the District. It is not an arm of federal, state, county, or city governments, or other water agencies.

The Board of Directors strives to sets policies and ordinances for the District on the basis of facts and the best interests of customers in the District, and not on personal intersts or political considerations. Customers and members of the public are encouraged to participate and voice their opinions at Board Meetings.

Sunnyslope County Water district has been successful in achieving its goals and objectives since 1954 because it is a special district. Special districts are created by local voters to meet specific local needs that they themselves have identified. Special districts are directly accountable and responsive to the public who elects directors to govern districts.

As a special district, Sunnyslope County Water District Board members are able to adopt a specific vision and focus on carrying out their charge to use resources to provide water and wastewater service to customers, rather than being spread across multiple functions.

Costs are directly tied to providing service. Fees and rates for water, sewer, and connection fees, are directly tied to the cost for providing those services rather than being funded to unrelated functions. Sunnyslope County Water District customers can have confidence knowing their dollars are being used to maintain a high quality and reliable water supply.