Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for East Bay Municipal Utility District Board of Directors Ward 3 in Alameda County, California — incumbent Marguerite Young and Mark Seedall — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
According to the East Bay Municipal Utility District website, the Board of Directors “consists of seven members publicly elected by geographical wards. Each Director is elected to a four-year term.”
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?
- “Make us more resilient in the face of droughts, Since being elected we have led the state in innovative approaches to address the droughts we’ve experienced over the past eight years.”
- “Keep our water safe and affordable for everyone — Expanding our customer assistance program for low income customers, led in keeping the water on 24/7 during covid and PSPS.”
- “Lead on Climate Action and Resource protection — Acheieved wild and scenic status for the Mokelumne our source water, Champion for Bay Protection, won a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030”
- “Accelerating Local Infrastructure Improvements and Carefully Managing EBMUD Utility Rate Increases.”
- “Creating a more resilient water supply by emphasizing water conservation and water recycling. Acclerate the use of recycled water at the Chevron and Phillips refineries within the EBMUD Service Area.”
- “Improve access to EBMUD’s 29,000 acres of Local Watershed Lands for recreational uses. EBMUD restricts public access to most of these properties.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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