Bob is currently vice president of products for Range Networks, Inc., managing all product management, planning, and partnerships. Range Networks is focused on providing cellular phone systems for the 1 billion people in the world who don’t have cell phones today, mainly in the developing world. “It’s a calling as much as a business. It is so heart-warming to watch someone who has never used a cellular phone before–in their life–make their first phone call and talk to someone. The need to communicate is so basic. Recent advances in network technology mean that these networks can be built at a cost compatible with the economies of the developing world.”
Bob is also a member of the Board of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District.
Watershed Management, Infrastructure, Rates & Fiscal Responsibility, Environment, Fire & Fire Recovery
Understanding Capital Obligations
In earlier articles, we examined SLVWD’s operating expenses, which have skyrocketed over the last decade in excess of inflation. This resulted, over the last 25 years, in almost $40 million dollars diverted to operating expenses rather than being used for infrastructure improvements and rate relief.
In this article, we’re going to close the loop on how that diversion seriously impacts our community by examining more closely the District’s “capital obligations.”
Capital obligations include 1) debts that the District has incurred, which need to be paid to “catch up”, and, 2) investments the District needs to make going forward in order to maintain a viable, independent system. Read more
Future Water Bills a Concern
I want our water bills to be affordable for everyone in our community. And for most of the money associated with rate increases to be applied to our capital obligations.
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