Measure J Information

Updated Information on the Measure J Directed Feasibility Study

Welcome to the informational page regarding Measure J, the public vote to instruct the Monterey Peninsula Water Management to undertake a feasibility study on the public take over of California American Water’s Monterey Water System. The measure was passed at with the electorate voting 55.81% to 44.19% in favor of the measure. The results were certified by the Monterey County Elections Department on November 28, 2018. They can be found here: Measure J Results

Please note that this page will be updated regularly with new information as it pertains to the feasibility study.

Listening Sessions:

A series of listening sessions will be held January 7 through January 15, 2019, to receive input on the enactment of MPWMD Rule 19.8 (Ordinance 180) resulting from the passage of Measure J. The Director from each of our elected divisions and a member from our staff would like to hear from the public on the following:

  • What does “feasible” mean to you?
  • Which measure of “feasibility” is most important to you?
  • What do you see are the benefits of a publicly owned water system?

The sessions will begin with District staff providing an overview of the process for analyzing the feasibility of acquiring the California American Water Company’s system on the Monterey Peninsula. Then, public input will be taken in increments of three (3) minutes. The sessions will last no longer than two hours and each session will be recorded for accuracy.

Each session is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm.

  • Division 1 – Monday, January 7 – Seaside City Council Chambers
  • Division 2 – Tuesday, January 8 – MPWMD conference room
  • Division 3 – Wednesday, January 9 – Monterey City Council Chambers
  • Division 4 – Thursday, January 10 – Pacific Grove Council Chambers
  • Division 5 – Tuesday, January 15 – Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center, Carmel

Written comments will be accepted via email at: comments@mpwmd.net.  Please use the subject line: Measure J Feasibility Study Comments

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