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Portola Valley seeking volunteers for water conservation task force

The drought continues, despite the recent rain, and the town of Portola Valley is looking for up to nine residents to sit on a new task force to consider ideas for property owners, residents and town staff on how they might conserve more water.

Anyone interested should email or fax a message to the Town Council by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 11. The council plans to conduct interviews at its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 12. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Historic Schoolhouse at 765 Portola Road.

The council asks that applicants consider the time and energy needed to serve on "this important task force," probably at a minimum of six hours per month, with meetings to be scheduled during business hours. Advisory roles to the task force are also available if the timing of meetings is unworkable.

Potential volunteers should take a look at the task force's charter and the handbook for members of town committees.

To reach the Town Council by email, send messages to towncenter@portolavalley.net. The fax number at Town Hall is 650-851-4677.

If you have questions, contact Brandi de Garmeaux at bdegarmeaux@portolavalley.net or 650-851-1700 ext. 222.

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Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Mar 6, 2014 at 11:09 am

Suggestion: cancel the task force; it is not necessary. Just raise the price of water until the demand balances with supply, like we do for all other properly managed commodities.


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