Meeting July 23, 2015 The Drought: How Does It Affect Our Community?

Andy Katz, EBMUD

Andy Katz, EBMUD

The Drought: How Does It Affect Our Community?
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Andy Katz
Director, EBMUD
6:15 Networking
6:45 Dinner ($26)
7:15 Program
Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville
Please RSVP

The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club is pleased to welcome Andy Katz, Director of East Bay Municipal Utility District. Andy was first elected to the East Bay Municipal Utility District in 2006 and he served as EBMUD Board President from 2013-2014. Although he represents Ward 4, which includes Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Kensington, and North Oakland, he is knowledgeable, and will be able to tell us about the drought and how it is affecting the water situation in the Bay Area.

Andy is an environmental and workers’ rights attorney and public health advocate, and is a former Chair of Sierra Club California. Prior to his election to the EBMUD Board, he served for five years as a member of the City of Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board.

He has supported EBMUD’s efforts to expand water conservation programs and double recycled water projects, protect water quality, and expand efforts to protect our climate, including solar energy and converting food scraps into renewable energy. He initiated the policies protecting tenants in apartment buildings from water service termination, and addressing gaps which led to the expansion of the Customer Assistance Program, which provides lifeline rates for low-income households.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of City Planning degree from U.C. Berkeley, a law degree from Santa Clara University, and lives in Berkeley.

Mike McGill, CCCSD

Mike McGill, CCCSD

Our local speaker is Mike McGill who serves as Board member to the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (CCCSD). CCCSD treats our wastewater and Mike will tell us about programs for recycled water. Mike is also a Board member to the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County, a Commissioner of Contra Costa Local Agency commission, President of the Conta Costa County Taxpayers Association since 2012, and a Regent of JFK University.

Please join us at 6:15 pm to talk about the latest political news or to just socialize and have fun.

Members & Invited Guests: $26
Non-members: $30 ($26 for dinner and $4 requested donation to help offset program costs)
‘Presentation only” is available if we meet our required 25 person minimum: Free ($5 requested donation)

Please email Brodie Hilp that you are coming by Monday, July 20 (we need a ‘head count’ for the dinner). Thank you for your help.

RSVP: To make certain you have a dinner, please RSVP.
Please make checks payable to Brodie Hilp, to 130 Bridgeside Circle, Danville, CA 94506