Extra Special Meetings: Marina Coast Can't Stop
December 4, 2012
So much for a one-woman minority's attempt to elbow her way up the Marina Coast Water District food chain.
Board director Jan Shriner's failed strategy to vote in favor of something she was actually opposed to, with the intention of bringing it back to a newly reconfigured board that's scheduled to be sworn in on Dec. 11, has come back to bite her—three times over.
In its third special meeting since Nov. 20, the Marina Coast board will convene again on Thursday to consider a few controversial items the steadfast 4-1 voting bloc is likely to approve.
The items on Thursday's agenda include reconsidering a recently approved rule that would require a 4-1 supermajority, or vote of the affected ratepayers, to approve an annexation.
The board will also consider appointing retiring director Ken Nishi as the district's liaison on water rights to a committee of the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency and the Monterey County Water Resources Agency.
The committee is currently working through the trying process of hashing out an amendment that would satisfy agricultural claims to North Salinas Valley water rights as California American Water stakes its water supply proposal for the Peninsula's future on recycled water in North Marina at the PCA.
The board's also scheduled to consider the next steps in the district's plans for its own desal plant, by considering whether to approve a professional services agreement with the Marina Water Alliance for a feasibility study.