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answer.- i in?' Joe Sampson Water ration- ing should be con- stant for everyone on Catalina. It should be taught to be a way of life! It would bring a new appre- ciation to our most precious God given natural resource. Playing with Mother Nature is not a wise thing to do, or tempting f~ite! Constant diligence toward our water saving efforts! Fifty years ago when the popu- lation was 1,500 residents, we had the same storage capacity as we do now. The population now around 4,000, it is no wonder we run low on water on a regular basis. It won't be long before we run out; if we continue down the path we are on now. Thompson Reservoir down in Middle Canyon and Bullrush Reservoir over in Bullrush Canyon both are in need of maintenance and a dredging to expand both their Storage capacities. These lakes are the key to our top water storage areas and have been neglected. I will work with Edison, Rusack Vineyards, Conservancy Heads, and Local Resident Stakeholders to accomplish this task. We are well on our way to make this hap- pen! We also need to address the fact that alternate Well Water has been discovered in Middle Canyon. This does not mean we can access it without in depth research, When a well is tapped,~it needs to be done in exactly in the right place as to not compromise the connecting aquifers and the sur- rounding natural resources that are dependent on that supply. Other key areas of concern are fire suppression, irrigation aware- ness of environmental chemi- cal pollutants and a need for a community garden for residence to have a viable food source. Drinking water is what we are out to protect. Try going without water for a day! Elect Joe Sampson for a Better future ! Michael Ponce Since the City of Avalon does not have the financial ability of buying the water and gas rights we will need to work with Edison in finding a way of providing a safe and affordable water sup- ply to the City. There is a plan LIC #738968 RESIDENTIAL• COMMERCIAL• INDUSTRIAL GENERATOR SALES & INSTALLATION Repairs / New Const ! Remodel I Tenant Improvement AVALON 310-510-9239 OFFICE 310-829-5007 will be a part of the annual on il 1, 2014 i THE CITY OF AVALON IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN AVALON i WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW • Vehicles that do not pass Vehicle Noise Testing will have until SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 to be re-tested & pass without penalty. • Vehicles that do not pass will NOr be able to register for their City Sticker. • After September 30, 2014 any vehicles failing to meet decibel standards will be subject to infraction violations & corresponding fines. i Decibel Standards: ! VEHICLES 6,000 Ibs OR GREATER MOTORCYCLES ALL OTHER VEHICLES (incl. AUTO ETTES, aka. GOLF CARTS) 82 dB 77 dB 74 dB i • ] ] being developed with Edison and the Santa Catalina Island Co. of spending two million dollars to drill a new well at Middle Ranch. The belief is that this potential location of water could be equal to that of Thompson Reservoir. We need support this plan as i,t goes throfJgh the regulatory process. Tim Winslow I believe that the biggest issue facing the citi- zens of Avalon is water. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that an ever-increasing year- round population coupled with an increasing visitor count cannot be sustained with our existing water supply. The periods between droughts are becoming routine. The peri- ods between 1st and 2nd stage drought conditions are becoming closer. Most of us conserve water as a regular routine regardless of regulation. It would be ludicrous, with Stage 2 water rationing staring us in the face, to allow the large projects on the horizon to proceed with the idea of using our existing water resources. If elected I will request the fol- lowing before I vote for any major project: New water must be found and drilled by the developer before any permits are issued. Any water thus found will ultimately be owned by the City of Avalon, then the developer may use the water necessary for their projects. I will request that the City Council petition the P.U:C. to expunge the so called "banked" water permits owned by various entities. I will also request that the city petition the P.U.C. to allow the City of Avalon to administer and issue water permits instead of Edison. Edison is in the business of selling water and as soon as a" drought ends they issue more water permits using the existing water supply. Clearly this sup- ply is inadequate or we wouldn't be under constant water restric- tions. This petition, if the P.U.C. looks upon it favorably, will allow Avalon to be in charge of its own destiny. Ann Marshall (mayoral candidate) We need to lookat the water scarcity problem from many F O Pruebas de Ruido para Vehiculos ser parte del 4 de febrero a 1 de abril ...... 5STi LA ~.~U D.--,D DE AVALON COMPROMET~DA A .r,,,,E.JOR,~R, -'~ " , -~- LA ,..-AL!DAD DE VIDA EN AVALON AMC Sec. 44.1713 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.cityofava Ion.corn i Contact Avalon City Hall: 310-510-0220 i Email Jordan Monroe, Management Aide: jmonroe@cityofavalon.com ONE STEP-AT A TIME • GOALS IN MIND • INTENTIONAL DESIGN j LO QUE USTED NECEMTA SABER Los vehiculos que no pasen la prueba de mido tendr~n hasta EL 30 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2014 pare tomar de Nuevo la pmeba y pasar sin sand6n. Los vehiculos que no scan aprobados no podnin mgistrarse pare recibir su calcamania de la dudad. Duespu~s de130 de SepUembre de 2014, los vehiculos que no cumplan las normas de decibellos estar~n sujetos a infracci6n violaci6nes y multas conespondientes. Norrnas de Decibelios: CUALQUIER OTRO VEHICULO VEHI'CULOS DE 6,OO0 UBRAS O MAS MOTOCICLETAS (inctluye AUTOETTES, carritos de golf) 82 dB 77 dB 74 dB AMCSec. 44.17.I3 PARA M~,S INFORMACIOI~ SOBRE LAS PRUEBAS DE RUIDO DE VEHiCULOS Y REGISTRO DE VEHICULOS: Visite www.cityofavalon.com Contacte Avalon City Hail: 310-510-0220 Email Jordan Monroe, Management Aide: jmonroe@cityofavalon.com UN PASO A LA VEZ " METAS EN MENTE " DISE~O INTENCI ONAL ............................................... angles. The announcement of the Santa Catalina Island Company's will- ingness to dig a two million dol- lar well seems as though it will be part of the solution to our water scarcity. However many questions come to mind. Does having the Island Company dig the well make the City beholding to all Island Company projects? What is the longevity of such a well? Mayor Kennedy was quoted in the Islander that the new well "would serve the community's water needs for some time". Can that be quantified? Is one well the answer to our water scarcity problem? I am not saying I do not favor the proposed well, it seems like a gracious gift, however the com- munity is concerned what is the cost we must pay down the line. If the City was in a position to drill a well, would the Island Company be willing to give us the land? Who is ultimately in control of allocating the water? If the answer is Edison, does the City have any input in estab- lishing priorities for water alloca- tion'? If Edison is the recipient of rate payer fees, why would they not fund the digging of the well? Probably very simple answers, • which onca~ ~g~n,shapld~be shared with the community. On a different note, I wonder what impact, if any, the Emergency Drought Relief Bond could have on the island. This must be looked into. Capturing water and water storage on a personal level and throughout Avalon and the island should be researched. The citizens of Avalon should be applauded for being such great conservationists, not only for their Candidates, Page 7 NEWSPAPER A KILLER WAY TO ADVERTISE 6 1 Friday, March 7, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER