Posted by Aaron M. Webster, a resident of another community, on Mar 8, 2013 at 9:08 am
Zone 7 independence from the county will not create "another bureaucracy" it will remove one. The Zone currently operates as a semi-independent organization. However some everyday functions such as purchasing and HR are internal to Zone 7 and external to Alameda county. Imagine going to Target and having to check out twice. Zone 7 is an organization dedicated to efficiency and reliability.
Also the citizens of South San Ramon should be hopping mad that they experience "taxation" with out representation.
Posted by Matt Morrison, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on Mar 11, 2013 at 3:22 am
Aaron, the residents of South San Ramon have representation through the Dublin San Ramon Services District. DSRSD negotiated the crazy water deal for that development as a customer of Zone 7. It's too bad residents there have to pay a premium for their water, but Zone 7's mission is to serve the residents of eastern Alameda County - NOT to subsidize Contra Costa County sprawl.
Posted by Zone 7 expansion agenda, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Mar 11, 2013 at 10:59 am
Zone 7's 'indepedence' agenda is to provide water to Contra Costa County sprawl developments like they did for Dougherty Valley (and they were sued for doing that because their bylaws say they will serve Alameda County residents).
Zone 7 wants the entire Tassajara Valley developed. They want to provide water for that area while leaving Alameda County residents 'high and dry.'