The Cambria Community Services District is losing two board members—and key supporters of the controversial Sustainable Water Facility—who recently announced their resignations just days apart.
District board member Michael Thompson announced his departure at the Aug. 24 board meeting.
"I will miss this board and the people in this community. I'm looking forward to playing more golf and doing more traveling, so as of next Tuesday or Wednesday I'll be riding off into the sunset and I wish everyone the best," Thompson said.
After devoting his time to Cambria for almost seven years Thompson is set to leave the district Aug. 31 and will exit Cambria altogether to move to Texas.
At the meeting the board unanimously voted, with Thompson recusing himself, to fill the vacancy by appointment rather than a special election. The board will have a special meeting Sept. 19 to appoint a successor. In order to be considered, an individual must be a resident of Cambria, at least 18 years old, and a registered voter.
Just days after Thompson's announcement, Vice President Greg Sanders said he plans to leave the board Oct. 31.
Thompson, Sanders, and board member Jim Bahringer formed the majority of the board that often voted favorably on business regarding the Sustainable Water Facility, a nearly $14 million facility that's still in the process of acquiring a permanent permit from the California Coastal Commission. Δ