To continue on-going efforts to increase its transparency and accessibility to the general public, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors will conduct its next regular public meeting in the evening instead of in the morning.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the auditorium at CVWD's Steve Robbins Administration Building in Palm Desert. Closed session begins at 5 p.m. and open session is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
A representative of the Special Districts Leadership Foundation (SDLF) is scheduled to present board members with its March 2016-March 2018 District Transparency Certificate of Excellence. SDLF, which is administered by the California Special District's Association, reports the certificate's purpose is "to promote transparency in the operations and governance of special districts to the public/constituents and provide special districts such as CVWD with an opportunity to showcase their efforts in transparency." CVWD was previously awarded the certificate for March 2014-March 2016.
CVWD's Board of Directors is a five-person, elected board that normally meets at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, alternating between CVWD facilities in Palm Desert and Coachella. The Steve Robbins Administration Building is located at 75515 Hovley Lane East in Palm Desert. Free parking for the board meeting is located immediately in front of the building.
In addition to providing the public with opportunities to speak on items on the agenda, time is set aside for attendees to make comments about any district or water-related topic. The agenda for the Sept. 13 meeting will be published no later than Friday, Sept. 9. You can view a copy of the current and past agendas online at www.cvwd.org.
The Coachella Valley Water District provides domestic and irrigation water, agricultural drainage, wastewater treatment and reclamation services, regional storm water protection, groundwater management and water conservation. It serves approximately 108,000 residential and business customers across 1,000 square miles, located primarily in Riverside County, but also in portions of Imperial and San Diego counties.