It appears that the DSRSD isn't going to have a candidates forum, but I'm still learning all I can about issues that effect the region. This month I attended an information meeting and started to study the new planned rail expansion (which isn't BART) to Livermore. I've heard about the need for signal timers on Dublin Blvd to manage traffic, and started to really notice how much roadwork is going on. When I knock on doors, people are concerned about on-going development. All this factors into water needs, even if the connection isn't completely obvious. Knowing more about the challenges the Region faces helps to prioritize.
Partnership is going to be key to the future success of DSRSD. There simply isn't going to be enough water to feed the needs of the Tri-Valley. Money is also in short supply. The contract with Zone 7 isn't locked forever. We have options, but we need to act, not study them. At the same time, this campaigning has given me the opportunity to hear what customers are concerned about. It goes beyond the pocketbook, and the tradeoffs need to be balanced with the opportunities.