Last week, I attended a forum for candidates for the board of the Lompico Water District. Only one of the three challengers attended. The challengers who opted out had “scheduling conflicts.” The challenger who did show up reiterated various myths and falsehoods with a short fuse.
The next day, Lompico households received a campaign mailer, a rancorous collection of accusations and fabrications which clearly indicate the candidate’s lack of knowledge about and understanding of the workings of either a special district or a water system. I want my elected representatives to do their homework and understand the facts of the matter. Facts are: that the district’s needs and expenses outpace its income, that the district really is and has been short on water, and that the district cannot fix its problems without a merger or a bond or astronomically raising rates.
I want my elected representatives to focus on providing constituents with clean, safe, affordable and sufficient water, without drama.
We have competent, experienced, dedicated incumbents asking us to re-elect them to the board to continue the hard work they’ve begun and to bring to us the final decision on a merger. The choice is very clear: I’m voting for Bill Smallman, Rick Harrington and Lois Henry. Please join me.
Natalie Steinberg, Lompico