Carmel workshop solicits public concerns on latest water project
Public's concerns include fairness, financial risk
By JIM JOHNSON Herald Staff Writer, 04/25/2013
Excerpts Highlights:Sponsored by the Peninsula mayors water authority and the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, the workshop was touted as a way for the public to address the issues in concert with the local public officials and a range of organizations who are formal participants in the state Public Utilities Commission review of the project proposal. Held at Carmel's Sunset Center, the event drew about 60 people.
Several residents questioned the wisdom of risking the public's money on a project facing a number of challenges with no public ownership stake and the spectre of paying "stranded costs" if the proposal falters. They also questioned the fairness of asking current ratepayers to pay higher water bills immediately for a savings benefit that will materialize over several decades.
CHANGE OF LOCATION:
Cal Am water project workshop moved to Carmel City Hall
The Monterey County Herald, 04/24/2013
A workshop aimed at seeking resolution of a number of issues around California American Water's proposed Peninsula water supply project will be held 9 a.m. Thursday at Carmel City Hall.
SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA WORKSHOP
April 25, 2013