DUBLIN, CA (July 1, 2020)—Candidates who want to run for the DSRSD Board of Directors can file their papers July 13 to August 7. Three seats on the Dublin San Ramon Services District Board of Directors are up for election on the November 3 ballot as the District transitions from at-large elections to division-based elections.
DSRSD will hold a virtual Candidate Briefing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. Prospective candidates will receive an overview of DSRSD, have an opportunity to ask questions, learn about critical deadlines and that DSRSD subsidizes the cost of a candidate statement printed in the sample ballot. Candidates only pay $250 to file and complete a candidate statement, and the District pays the rest.
To be eligible to run for the Board of Directors, a candidate must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, and be a registered voter residing within the District’s boundaries. DRSRD Directors are elected in November of even-numbered years. The office is nonpartisan, and currently, there are five directors-at-large, representing all citizens within the District’s service area.
However, the District is transitioning from at-large to division-based elections under the requirements of the California Voting Rights Act. DSRSD has been divided into five separate election areas, known as divisions, and voters residing in each division will select one representative to serve on the Board. Directors representing Divisions 1, 3, and 5 will be elected in November 2020. The two remaining Directors, whose seats are up for election in 2022, will continue to serve “at large” until their terms expire at the end of 2022. In the November 2022 election, Directors will be elected from Divisions 2 and 4.
Founded in 1953, DSRSD serves 188,000 people, providing potable and recycled water service to Dublin and the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon, wastewater collection and treatment to Dublin and south San Ramon, and wastewater treatment to Pleasanton (by contract). DSRSD also operates the Jeffrey G. Hansen Water Recycling Plant and the backbone recycled water distribution system on behalf of the San Ramon Valley Recycled Water Program. The District office is located at 7051 Dublin Blvd., Dublin CA, 94568. For more information about the District, visit www.dsrsd.com.