After three special meetings that ran a total of nine hours, the Cambria Community Services District swore in its newest director, David Pierson.
The board unanimously voted for Pierson on Dec. 19, avoiding the costs of a special election or ceding control of the decision to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.
- File Photo By Jayson Mellom
- NEW BEGINNINGS With a new board director the board can move forward to working on its biggest project, the Sustainable Water Facility.
With the vacant seat filled, the board can move on to its most pressing item, which is to get rid of the brine pond that's connected to and collects waste from the controversial Sustainable Water Facility.
District Manager Jerry Gruber said he and district staff are finalizing their plans to remove the pond and the waste currently inside it. This comes after the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board issued the district a cease and desist order for the pond in July.
Jon Rokke, water resources control engineer for the water board, told New Times that the cease and desist was issued because the facility had multiple design flaws and was not considered compliant with design requirements.
Currently the water board has agreed with the district's tentative agenda—blending the waste and trucking the remainder out of the pond.
"We expect the district to begin installing the infrastructure required to commence blending operations ASAP," Rokke said. Δ