I am Kathryn Slater-Carter. I am asking for your vote for a four-year term on the Montara Sanitary District Board on Nov. 7th.
I want to serve on the Montara Sanitary District Board because I think that the Board needs to continue to consider the needs of rate payers first and to bring long term planning issues to the attention of our community.
Water: Should Montara Sanitary District buy Citizens Utilities? What will all the costs be? Are there any feasible, cost effective alternatives?
Assessment district: If the lawsuit prevails how will the interests of rate payers be balanced fairly against those of developers? Property owners currently assessed must be guaranteed priority over developers who later claim capacity without having paid their fair share.
Bonds vs. Loans? What are the alternatives to expensive bonds for financing our portion of the SAM plant? I will work to explore all options.
I will work hard to make sure that the rate payers know about any major decisions facing the Board and to make sure that all the facts are publicly presented. This can happen easily with a newletter or MidCoast Cable Television. The problems caused by the current litigation could have been avoided with more attention paid to the public commentary. I think it is my responsibility and obligation to make decisions based on the San Mateo County Local Coastal Plan.
I started attending the Sanitary District Board meetings last year when I became aware of decisions being made by the County which can cause problems for the District: The County has decided that 2500 sq. ft. lots can be built upon. The County is approving septic systems in the rural area outside Montara on lots 1/10th that recommended in the Local Coastal Plan lot size and zoning. These have the potential to pollute drinking water wells.
I have a B.A. from UCD. I have lived in Montara for 16 years. I have been an active volunteer at Farallone View School for many years, including facilitating the establishment of a children's literature program in two classrooms. My husband and I operate our own business in Daly City. I am a director and treasurer of the regional advertising group for our business. I have been a member of the Midcoast Community Council Planning and Zoning Subcommittee since it began over a year ago.
Every dollar spent by the district comes from taxpayers. As a member of the Board I will work hard for you to make sure that every dollar spent is spent wisely.