You own a share of Purissima's two main assets: $20M of pipes/tanks, and the right to buy 800K units/year of water from SFPUC. For each household, that's $10K and 780 gallons/day. I defend those property rights, including the right to use the water you buy as you wish (without harming the rest of us). I defend close local control of the district while seeking savings via alternative arrangements for water supply and district operations.
SFPUC is raising water costs to pay for overdue seismic upgrades. These
upgrades mean we can cancel an expensive project to make Quarry Lake an
emergency water source. That insurance is not worth the price. I also
voted against subsidies for candidate statements and a museum water
A Sacramento law was going to make the Hills adopt 33 pages of default
irrigation rules. I proposed an alternative that added a simple water
budget to the town's permitting process, leaving property owners free to
decide how to meet their budget. The town adopted my alternative.
For more (including Purissima budgets and audits), see holtz.org/water.