The Ukiah Valley Sanitation District Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday is the first for its newest member, former Ukiah City Manager, Candace Horsley.
“I would like to help and help as much as possible how I can,” Horsley told the board during his last meeting on December 11. “I have worked with budgets at city level and with the Sanitation District (in the past), I hope I can help, and I will be committed to the San Dist.”
“I think Candace would be an advantage for our board,” said Vice Chairman Ernie Wipf, who stated that he spoke to people who work with her on other boards and described her as “diligent, doing the job and making informed decisions.” , “so I am sure she will do well. “
The board then voted unanimously to appoint Horsley, who was the only candidate for the seat that Andrea Reed had left in October.
In her letter of application to the District, Horsley wrote: “As a San District customer, I have a vested interest in the San District to be a well-run company in which its customers have confidence and trust. My concerns are that many of the customers feel that we are divided and controversial, which does not lead to trust. We need a way to solve the problems and solve problems as a team. “
Horsley described her experience of working for the city of Ukiah as a potential asset to the Sanitation District, “because I believe I can stay neutral and work on improving the San District while it goes on” to address the critical issues she describes. to tackle facing: “re-issuance of bonds, fiscal stability, solving billing problems, being more transparent and building better relationships with customers and business partners.”
The next meeting of the Sanitary District starts at 6 p.m. January 8 at the district office on 151 Laws Ave.