I want to express my deep gratitude to all the members of the Water Advisory Committee (including the alternates). Your committee provided an invaluable public service. Your long hours and focused attention on how to best meet our water needs earned the respect and trust of the citizens of Davis.
In addition to the practical benefits (The Enterprise reported the committee’s work saved the city about $42 million), your committee provided a civic benefit that strengthened our democratic core. After citizens rejected the water project as developed by city staff and proposed by the City Council, your committee accepted the responsibility to study the issue and to make recommendations. You successfully completed this challenging task.
While few residents agree with every committee decision, we all appreciate the hard work and dedication to the public interest you demonstrated. You have provided an objective analysis and the reliable information we need to make a responsible choice when we vote on a water project in March.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.