July 13, 2006 by sarob

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									July 13, 2006


David E. Power, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court
Solano Superior Court
600 Union Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533

Dear Judge Power:

This letter is in response to the 2005 – 2006 Grand Jury Report entitled “Solano County Special
Districts and Local Agency Formation Commission – Ignorance Isn’t Always Bliss”. In the
report dated June 9, 2006, only Finding No. 1 and Recommendation No. 1 are applicable to the
Water Agency. Finding No. 1 states that Special Districts and LAFCO place little emphasis on
educating the public on the importance of their work. Recommendation No. 1 states more
emphasis needs to be placed on public awareness through mailers, public meetings and
enclosures with billings statements. Local public television broadcasts can be used for the same
purpose.

The Water Agency agrees with the Grand Jury that more emphasis should be placed on
educating the public on the importance of the work of the Water Agency. The Board has
recognized this and has included additional staffing and funding for the fiscal year 2006 – 2007
specifically for increased levels of water conservation activities and public education regarding
water. The Water Agency and its member agencies have an active school program providing
water and water conservation education; however, more can always be done. We intend to
consider a wide range of outreach efforts including those recommended by the Grand Jury. We
anticipate having an additional staff person hired in August or September to coordinate these
increased efforts.

If you have any questions, please contact our General Manager, David Okita, at 455-1103.

Sincerely,


Bob Bishop
Chairman, Board of Directors

cc: Solano County Grand Jury
A2.Judge Power – Grand Jury Response let.doc

								
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