Letters to the Editor

Emergency or not?

The Cambria Community Services District board voted Monday in favor of Resolution 33-2014, authorizing the installment sale financing of an emergency water supply project in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $9 million.

Yep, $9 million in a community of 4,014 connections, including 3,350 single-family, 133 multifamily, 295 vacation rental and 236 commercial water connections.

According to the agenda, the board will also be considering lifting water restrictions at another special meeting Aug. 21: “Staff also believes that the current closure of community bathrooms and the ability for residents to use their allocation of water as they see fit needs to be the subject of additional discussion. Both of these items would require a noticed public hearing to modify Resolution 19-2014, which was adopted at the May 22 board meeting. Staff recommends that this item be deferred until the Aug. 21 Board meeting, otherwise requests guidance and direction from the Board regarding scheduling such a public hearing.”

How bad can things be if they can vote to reopen the public toilets before the 2014 Pinedorado Days and allow watering via potable water for landscaping? Do we have a $9 million water emergency or not?