The Cambrian

CCSD to meet Monday

The Cambria Community Services District will hold a rescheduled meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1. It will replace the Jan. 21 meeting, which was canceled because of a power outage.

The meeting’s agenda includes some items from the previous agenda.

However, a major issue that had been expected to be discussed — environmental documents for a proposed preliminary testing for a desalination plant seawater intake site — had already been postponed to the next regular monthly meeting on Feb. 25.

A district consultant has prepared a report asserting that the tests will not cause any lasting environmental damage, a so-called “negative declaration” (see story, Page 1). Public comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. February 16. The 26-page document is online at

Another issue that’s been postponed is the acknowledgement that negotiations reached an impasse Nov. 6 with the Cambria Fire Department’s Local 4635 of the International Association of Firefighters.

Management also was to have presented its recommendations for resolving or handling the deadlock, which centers on giving the firefighters a 4.33 percent raise given to all other district employees, but then taking it away by requiring the emergency workers to pay 4 percent of their state-retirement costs.

—Kathe Tanner